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South Africa Designer (Sportscene)

  • Location
    (SOUTH AFRICA) and Cape Town
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Other / 2 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

An exciting position has arisen within TFG Sports Design centre, for an Apparel Ladieswear designer. We are looking for a responsible, organised individual, who enjoys working in a fast paced and dynamic environment where the customer is the central focus of everything we do.

The designer’s role will be to take charge of guiding all steps of the design process, from initial conception to final manufacture processes predominantly in the Ladies  Sports streetwear space. A strong grasp of graphic direction, printing techniques and branding is essential


  • Create look and feel for seasonal merchandise, based on global trend and key lessons learnt (includes direction on silhouette, styling and fabric, print and colour). Essential to have a commercial eye and be able to interpret international trends for the Sportscene Ladies customer
  • Incorporate brand handwriting / personality into the ranges.
  • Briefing Graphic designer and outwork team on trend and branding direction.
  • Provide comprehensive and technical CAD drawings and tech packs, to ensure relevant and cost effective product
  • Provide an effective test options in order to establish new product categories, and relevant iterations on existing product lines.
  • Provide the buying teams with regular relevant and aspirational trend information that is  brand right
  • Managing the design process -from briefing patternmaker thoroughly and working closely with the sample room to ensure that samples are effectively executed.
  • Design monthly QR capsules. 


  • Tertiary qualification in Fashion Design
  • 2-5 years work experience concluded at a Clothing manufacturer.

 Preference will be given, but not limited to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Practical knowledge of garment construction, fabrics and trims
  • Excellent skills in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, and Microsoft Office
  • Must have very good knowledge of  designing and processing garments with garment prints on.
  • Ability to source and implement effective solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent planning, organising and multi-tasking ability required. Time management is key.
  • High level of commitment and have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Have a high degree of decision making ability and be service orientated
  • Interpersonal skills, assertive and able to communicate at all levels, as well as present to large groups                            
  • Agility and team player mind-set a must