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Denim Assistant - Aritzia

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Design
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Denim Assistant
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Posted: May 9, 2019

Job Description / Duties

Role: Denim Assistant (NOC 5243)
Salary: $24.50 - $27.00 /hour and Benefits (Extended Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance) + may be eligible for bonuses and salary increases, if applicable
Hours: 40 hours/week, Permanent
Location of work: Aritzia Support Office (#118-611 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1)
Number of positions: 1

The Denim Assistant supports in creating beautiful products with a depth of design and quality that surprises and delights our customers. They understand the Denim vision, research trends from the external inspiration landscape and support in designing styles for their brand each season.

The Denim Assistant will be responsible for the following:

• Support the execution of all GTM calendar development activities to ensure deadlines are met
• Support execution of development activities: proto, sample fabric and garment tracking
• Support the execution of all pre-production activities. Supporting fit reviews as needed; orchestrate finish/color reviews for approval
• Lead in maintaining accuracy of data into various systems to ensure the integrity of the information
• Answering daily emails and trouble-shooting issues
• Support on Dept Meetings
• Support on Expense Reports and ensure deadlines are met

• Manage and Update Denim Library
• Set Up fabric in SAP System
• Set up fabric appointments and meetings
• Ordering and tracking of Sample yardage
• Execute seasonal excel fabric development charts for frequent status meetings

• Understand their brand's target customer
• Understand the internal brand landscape
• Understand the external inspiration landscape relevant for Denim
• Understand their brand muse & ethos

• Support in researching all Product Elements from runway, trend forecasters, street style and online sources
• Support in Trend Brief preparation

• Understand the seasonal themes for Denim for the season
• Understand the seasonal wash story
• Support Senior Director, Denim in creating sketches for new and carry over development styles
• Participate in Design pass for denim, ensuring all Product Elements are clearly communicated to Design Development and Technical Design

Additional duties and responsibilities may be added or modified as required throughout the course of employment.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Denim Assistant will possess the following qualifications:

• Completion of a 2-year diploma or higher in Fashion or Textile Design required
• Denim experience required
• Previous experience in Retail Sales and/or Fashion/Design
• Comprehensive understanding of the target market’s aesthetic
• Understands and stays current on trends and cultural influences
• Demonstrated technical ability in apparel construction in all types of denim fabrics and trims, fit and patterns, and tailoring
• Excellent sense of style, knowledge of fashion forecasting and trend analysis, keen eye for global trends, colours, fabrics and details, specifically denim
• Solid proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
• Proven ability to work effectively with cross functional/departmental partners and teams
• Excellent time management skills, planning and organizational skills, problem solving skills

Salary: $24.50 - $27.00 /hour and Benefits (Extended Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance) + may be eligible for bonuses and salary increases, if applicable

Contact Information

Apply Now: If you are interested in an exciting career in the fashion apparel industry, please forward your cover letter, resume and portfolio, if applicable (PDF or website link) to PLEASE NOTE THE JOB TITLE AND WEBSITE IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. If you are not contacted for this position, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for your interest in Aritzia!

Employer Profile

Aritzia’s Support Office is located on the edge of downtown Vancouver (611 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1), a city consistently recognized as one of the world’s best cities to live. Much like our boutiques, our workspace is modern and unique, and reflects our love of contemporary design. Our team consists of creative and dynamic industry professionals who love to design and promote Aritzia’s in-house brands, scope out the latest global trends, and continue learning and sharing their passion for fashion with our valued clientele – all in an environment that fosters long-term career planning and personal growth. Check us out at

Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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