Career Opportunities in the Fashion Industry

The Fashion Industry offers a varied and exciting range of opportunities and jobs for our highly skilled graduates.

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Roles within the industry

Most people are not aware of the vast amount of career opportunities within the New Zealand and international fashion Industry. Here is a small sample of some of the roles within the industry.

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Design and Preproduction

  • Senior Designer
  • Designer
  • Design Room Manager
  • Product Development
  • Design Assistant
  • Pattern Room Manager
  • Senior Pattern Maker
  • Intermediate Pattern Maker
  • Junior Pattern Maker
  • CAD Operator
  • Cutting Room Manager
  • Sample Cutter
  • Swatching/Sample Coordinator
  • Sample Machinist
  • Workroom Assistant
  • Costing Manager
  • Specification Technician

Sales and Marketing

  • Senior Merchandiser
  • Intermediate Merchandiser
  • Junior Trainee Merchandiser
  • Merchandise Assistant
  • Junior Merchandise Assistant
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • National Sales Manager
  • Key Accounts Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Sales Executive /Rep
  • Sales Support
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Fashion Stylist

Retail and Customer Service

  • General Retail Manager
  • National Retail Operations Manager
  • National Retail Manager
  • Regional Retail Manager
  • Area Retail Manager
  • Retail Buyer Merchandise Planner
  • Assistant Retail Buyer (Intermediate)
  • Retail Buyer’s Assistant (Junior)
  • Trainee Buyer
  • Senior Store Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Sole Charge Senior Sales
  • Retail Sales Assistant
  • Store Security
  • Store Maintenance
  • Visual Merchandise Manager
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Visual Merchandiser Assistant

Production and Manufacturing

  • Operations Manager (Sourcing)
  • Production Manager
  • Offshore Production Manager
  • Domestic Technical Manager
  • Production Planner
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Senior Production Cutter
  • Cutter
  • Cutter’s Assistant
  • Production Lay Planner
  • Marker Maker
  • CAM Cutter Operator
  • Pleater
  • Head Supervisor
  • Supervisor
  • Senior Machinist
  • Machinist
  • Trainee Machinist
  • Senior Presser
  • Presser
  • Quality Control
  • Finisher
  • Packer
  • Packing Assistant

Operations and Supply

  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Import Coordinator
  • Shipping Coordinator
  • Shipping Clerk

Warehousing

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Dispatch Manager
  • Order Coordinator
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Goods Delivery

Finance and Administration

  • Managing Director
  • General Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Human Resources (HR) Manager
  • Administration Manager Administration and/or Data entry
  • Receptionist
  • PA/Secretary
  • Payroll
  • Credit Officer
  • Accounts Clerk

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