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Join team Marlow!

About the Brand

Founded in 2020 and Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Marlow is a multi-channel retailer and distributor of women’s athleisure wear.  We pride ourselves on producing high quality active and leisure products.

We have a passionate and close-knit team that is dedicated to continuous improvement, both in the product we design and how we deliver it to market. This is an attitude that extends to our strong customer focus.

Sustainability is at the heart of all our business practices. Here at Marlow we are always looking to improve our processes to ensure we are thinking about our impact on the environment and a sustainable future. 

We are on an exciting journey and have huge goals to further expand the business both in domestic and international markets. Join us to embark on our next chapter of growth.

Design, Development and Sourcing Specialist - Head office 

Role definition

The primary purpose of this role is working across the Design, Production and Sourcing departments.

This role will encompass researching and graphically designing all product ranges, sourcing and supporting to manufacture the goods.

Being a small team, working cross functionality across all areas is key as we grow.

Responsibilities: 


1. Design:

  • Track closely emerging trends, new styles and prepare seasonal mood boards for trend presentations to directors
  • Design styles/collections that are on brand and within margin requirements.
  • Develop updates to existing essential or core product ranges.
  • Be a key part in the creative direction of the brand.
  • Provide design files and tech packs ready and spec’d for production.
  • Monitor and research local and international competition.
  • Work closely with the Directors to understand best and worst sellers and provide recommendations or improvements to drive sales.
     

2. Sourcing:

  • Support Garment Tech/Directors with sourcing new fabrics, yarns and any trims.
  • Help to source new factories that meet the company policies around ethics, sustainability and standards. 
  • Maintain great relationships with suppliers; negotiate costing on fabric and samples to ensure gross profit margin is maintained.
     

3. Development:

  • Monitor closely the critical path deadlines and ensure you meet design and sample deadlines.
  • Generate samples that are within brief, budget and reflect the brands identity at key price points.
  • Full understanding of fits and garment specifications required, with the ability to create and amend tech packs.
  • Support Directors to research new fabrics trends, techniques and technology for the activewear industry.

We are flexible and open to the right person working either full time or part time.

Our Staff Perks

  • Working with a small, talented and driven team who are passionate about the brand
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Great staff discounts!
  • A small family run business with endless opportunities for you to grow
  • Staff travel when required will be provided

To Apply, please submit the following: 

If you think this role sounds just like you, please take the time to apply and include all listed below so we can consider your application. 

  • CV & Cover Letter in PDF format
  • Design Portfolio - previous examples of your design work
  • Photo of your personal style
  • 2 x referees from most recent roles

To apply for the role please send your CV and cover letter to bailey@marlownz.com

Note: due to the volume of applications, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our appreciation for your interest. 

 

Production Manager - Head office

This is a newly created role, we are on the hunt for a production expert to manage all our offshore production.  A big focus of this role will be on sourcing and fabric development. We are a small dynamic and high performing team and we look forward to finding the right person. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Building strong supplier relationships - we have fantastic supplier relationships so its essential we continue to develop these relationships.
  • Managing each step of the production process - from fabric sourcing right through to delivery in to warehouse.
  • Negotiating cost prices to achieve our margin targets
  • Managing the critical path
  • Logistics and freight booking and costings
  • As we are a new brand systemisation is key and improving the end to end production process.

Skills required:

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience with offshore manufacturing
  • Great understanding of fabrics and garment construction
  • Excellent communicator, both written & verbal
  • Proactive, forward thinking and able to think outside of the box
  • Adopts an innovative & creative approach to problem solving
  • Strong organisational skills to effectively manage time, prioritise and manage multiple tasks while consistently meeting deadlines
  • Detail-focused and process driven
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and works well under pressure.
  • Passionate about sustainability - this is very important to us! 

This position is based in our Auckland Head Office, we are open to people wanting to work part time or full time hours.

To find out more information, please send your CV and cover letter to bailey@marlownz.com

 

Expressions of interest

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and talented people to join our team, if you love fashion, enjoy an active lifestyle and share our vision, we would love to hear from you!

If you’d like to join MARLOW please email your resume and cover letter to Bailey@marlownz.com