Senior Denim Designer

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Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1013 BC

Company: ESPRIT Europe GmbH

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Esprit isn’t just an Employer. It is more than a fashion brand, staying true to our core values of sustainability and diversity.

We are looking for real personalities. Smart characters with attitude, corners and edges. We love what we do. And so should you.


You are a team-player loving to take challenges together with your colleagues?

You would like to work in a company whose products are well-known and support such company in its success? 


Then apply now as

Senior Denim Designer  

to support our Team. (ID 27811)


Salary: €55.000 - €85.000 per annum (depending on experience)


Your Responsibilities


As a Senior Women's Denim Designer at Esprit, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our denim collections. Your key responsibilities include:


  • Collaborating with the Design and Product Development teams to create exceptional denim collections across various seasons and development phases. This entails working closely on fabric selection, wash techniques, trims, technical aspects, and garment fit.


  • Taking ownership of supplier briefings to guide development efforts in line with collection strategies and size requirements.


  • Crafting market-appropriate collections tailored to specific target groups, and meticulously tracking their progress until they are ready for sale. This responsibility covers a defined product group or collection.


  • Innovating and developing new silhouettes and shapes to keep our denim offerings fresh and appealing to our customers.


  • Sketching out collection ideas and providing comprehensive technical descriptions, including the creation of sample worksheets (tech packs), and integrating them into our corporate system.


  • Conducting in-depth trend research and keeping a keen eye on market dynamics, with the flexibility to visit suppliers when necessary.


  • Demonstrating a deep understanding of the Esprit brand and heritage, as this role is exclusively responsible for all women's denim products, including tops and bottoms.


Your Qualifications


To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:


  • A degree in fashion design, complemented by a minimum of 7 years of experience as a fashion designer or in a comparable role within the denim industry.


  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.


  • A solid background in design, wash techniques, and product development.


  • Expertise in garment fit and the ability to enhance it.


  • Proficiency in design software, including Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with PDM/PLM systems is advantageous but not mandatory.


  • Strong conceptual thinking skills and the ability to translate ideas into tangible designs.


  • A deep appreciation and understanding of the new Esprit design aesthetic.


  • A keen sense of fabric quality and wash techniques, with a discerning eye for garment construction and workmanship.


  • Enthusiastic, passionate, well-organized, and an effective communicator.


If you are a creative and experienced denim designer who is eager to contribute to Esprit's vision, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of denim fashion at Esprit.

Our Benefits

  • We have a flexible mobile office arrangement that allows you to choose your work location at least two days a week, plus we have every second Friday off
  • We are a team that places a lot of value on collegial and open cooperation, open feedback is always appreciated
  • With us you get 40% staff discount on our entire product range
  • We don't have a dresscode, you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Get inspired:
  • We offer you of course a subsidy for public transport or you can park on one of our free parking spaces 
  • We have an award-winning canteen that provides you with really tasty and healthy food every day


Are you a good match for this Job?
Then please submit an application with your salary expectations and an indication of your earliest starting date. Please feel free to contact Daisy Pusceddu if you have any questions.