ABOUT US

Based in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale, Jillian Boustred is a growing fashion label known for classic, flattering and effortless designs with considered simplicity. We work predominantly with local suppliers and celebrate fashion and the expression it brings whilst maintaining a sense of responsibility and authenticity as a socially conscious brand.   

Our team is small, tight-knit and highly driven. We often work collaboratively to solve the unique problems of local manufacturing but also value autonomous ownership of tasks to ensure smooth day-to-day operations.

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANT  

We are looking for a motivated, passionate individual to join our Sydney based team in the full-time role of Design and Production Assistant. This position involves assisting our creative designer in product design and development as well and taking designs from the sampling phase through to production and QC. It involves communication with our suppliers and factories both onshore and off-shore. We require two years of experience for the position as well as design qualification / background. 

Daily Tasks and Responsibilities: 

Production: Coordinates and carries out the production of all Jillian Boustred garments and seasons including made to order pieces

  • Driving to our network of makers in the Sydney area for sampling and production
  • Coordinates and facilitates the ordering and delivery of fabric, accessories and trims and any other raw materials required for production
  • Tracking all production through our production software Zedonk
  • Develop itemized garment costings and work to reduce production costs where possible
  • Liaising with off-shore relationships with factories in order to effectively manage the sampling and production of off-shore garments

Sampling: Working alongside the Head Designer to research, investigate and source fabrics, trims and accessories for upcoming collections and product development

  • Assisting with fittings, design sessions, and comms with pattern makers
  • Research and develop new relationships with supplier for fabrics, trims, accessories
  • Work alongside Head Designer to implement systems that will assist with the organization of sampling and the hand over from sampling to production

Required Skills / What you need:

  • Two years experience in a similar role 
  • An understanding of garment construction and manufacturing 
  • Experience working with production factories 
  • Competent in excel 
  • A love of fashion 
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative and ability to work independently 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Zedonk (or other fashion/production software) experience - preferred but not essential
  • Full drivers license, own car helpful but not essential

What you will bring to the role:

  • Initiative 
  • Motivation to learn and expand your skill set 
  • An understanding of garment production and manufacturing
  • Attention to detail

    This position will be based at our Chippendale studio and is not a work from home role. Please email your CV and cover letter to hello@jillianboustred.com and gemma@jillianboustred.com

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