Entry #12 Job Descriptions
As a fashion designer your responsibilities include creating and producing a design, staying up to date with upcoming trends especially in shapes, fabrics, and colors, planning and developing ranges, working with buyers and forecasters to meet a brief, be knowledgeable of sales, market, and price points, sourcing, choosing and purchasing fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments. Depending on how large the company they may also oversee production, negotiate with suppliers and customers, and manage the marketing and finances. A buyer takes on the responsibility of analyzing consumer buying patterns, predicting future trends, frequently reviewing performance indicators, managing plans for stock levels, reacting to changes in demand and logistics, meeting with suppliers and negotiating terms of contract, maintaining relationships with suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products, attending trade fairs, writing reports and forecasting sales levels. Product Development Managers are responsible for conceptualizations, construction, selling, and distribution of a designer or manufacturerâ€™s products. Managers also specialize in development and planning and finding opportunities in marketing. As a product development manager you will also oversee the preparation and implementation of quality assurance protocols for the clientâ€™s products.