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Designer


Join Zhik

  • - Opportunity to join a high growth global water sports brand
  • - Fun and energetic Design team 
  • - Receive $2500 of Zhik gear on starting! 
  • - Flexible / Hybrid work – Work from home and HQ
  • - Attractive salary package 
  • - Design focused on R&D, Sustainability, Innovation and Problem solving
  • - Test products with a network of the world’s greatest athletes

About Zhik

Zhik is a Sydney based Performance Sports brand, at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries in Design, Product development and Material technology for the Marine industry. In 2021, Zhik was the official supplier to the Australian Olympic team in Tokyo, and has a long and successful history of sponsoring top dinghy and yachting athletes, as well as partnering with Australian Sailing, Yachting New Zealand, Danish Sailing, and successful America’s Cup and Sail GP teams.

Zhik services a growing network of over 40 countries in the regions of Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company continues to focus on performance and water sports apparel including eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable future. See www.zhik.com. 

It’s an exciting time for Zhik right now – the company is growing fast and focusing efforts on growing its presence globally. 

About the role

Reporting to head of Design and production you will collaborate with our tight-knit and energetic design team, bringing to market well executed and innovative products. Your design skills will be applied across a variety of products, including technical apparel, Sports equipment, safety gear, wetsuits, clothing, footwear, and accessories.

Working from our Design Lab in Sydney, you will utilise our inhouse testing and prototyping facilities. Here you will build prototypes, perform experiments, and test your ideas ahead of building product. In collaboration with our global sourcing and production team, you will lead the manufacture of goods with our network of overseas suppliers and ensure products meet the high-quality and the sustainability expectations of the brand.

You will also undertake Research & Development projects and spend days out on the water, testing and collaborating with our network of professional athletes, teams, and institutions. We test all of our products to the limit in our Sydney facilities, on the water and with our lab partners abroad to ensure that all products perform in the toughest of marine environments.

About you

  • - Are you an ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker? A natural problem solver? Have high attention to detail? then Zhik Design is the place for you! 
  • - As an ideal candidate you have strong experience designing and developing products and a good understanding of the creative, technical, and commercial outcomes of your designs. You are well versed in design fundamentals and know that a product doesn’t just need to look good it needs to function well, so you recognise the importance of ergonomics, fitting and sizing to maximise performance. 
  • - Innovative ideas come naturally to you, and you’re used to challenging the norm. You can clearly express your ideas and have a track record of turning them into a reality. You understand that limitations are only opportunities, and you always keep pushing for the best design outcome.
  • - As well as being highly organised, good with deadlines and a stickler for quality, you above all have a strong passion for Design!

Responsibilities

  • - Design, develop and deliver comprehensive on-brand product offerings 
  • - Study trends and anticipate designs that will appeal to Zhik consumers
  • - Design relevant products according to a range plan, target FOB, calendar, and seasonal range direction.
  • - Create and manage testing of prototypes with athletes and testing facilities. 
  • - Conduct R&D projects and experiments to drive innovation.
  • - Drive new fabrications, techniques, tooling, and processes.
  • - Create accurate tech-packs and spec sheets in accordance with Supplier needs and requirements
  • - Manage appropriate sampling procedures. 
  • - Research local and international competition

Requirements

  • - Relevant Tertiary qualification in Industrial Design, Apparel Design or relevant design field.
  • - Strong understanding of technical performance goods; Apparel, equipment and footwear.
  • - Minimum 4 years’ experience as a Product Designer in relevant field.
  • - Portfolio of previous work
  • - Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (esp. Illustrator and Photoshop), including proficiency in vectoring and rendering art files
  • - Strong graphic/sketching skills necessary
  • - 3D CAD/rendering software knowledge a plus – CLO3D, Solidworks, Keyshot, fusion 3D
  • - Excellent communication skills in showcasing ideas and concepts.
  • - Natural problem solver 

To Apply

  • - Please apply through cover letter and CV to careers@zhik.com if you have the skills and qualifications outlined. 
  • - Only those applicants who are shortlisted will be notified.
  • - Candidates must be eligible to work in Australia and reside in Sydney. 
  • - We are unable to provide VISA sponsorships at this time. 
  • - Zhik Pty Ltd does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. 
  • - Remuneration is a logical consequence of candidate’s fit and experience.

Application form


First Name *
Last Name *
e-mail *
Telephone *

Resume

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Cover letter

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Sales & Operations Assistant


Join Zhik

  • - Showroom sales and assisting other departments 
  • - Opportunity to join a high growth performance sailing brand
  • - Fun and energetic team 
  • - Receive $2,500 of Zhik gear on starting! 
  • - Attractive salary package 

About Zhik

Zhik is a Sydney based Performance Sports brand, at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries in Design, Product development and Material technology for the Marine industry. In 2021, Zhik was the official supplier to the Australian Olympic team in Tokyo, and has a long and successful history of sponsoring top dinghy and yachting athletes, as well as partnering with Australian Sailing, Yachting New Zealand, Danish Sailing, and successful America’s Cup and Sail GP teams.

Zhik services a growing network of over 40 countries in the regions of Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. The company continues to focus on performance and water sports apparel including eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable future. See www.zhik.com. 

It’s an exciting time for Zhik right now – the company is growing fast and focusing efforts on growing its presence globally. 

About the role

This is a full-time role, working from our brand-new Sydney office, you will be serving customers in our showroom and collaborate with our team to solve a wide array of problems for customers. To this, it is a “jack of all trades” role that will see you switching between various departments. Key to the success of this role is the ability to be flexible to meet daily varying and evolving tasks.  

About you

  • - You love the water, sailing, paddling, boating and have a passion for the outdoors.
  • - Are passionate about customer service and driven to exceed company expectations.
  • - Take pride in your personal style and presentation.
  • - Want to further your career in retail and operations in a hi performance sports brand. 
  • - You are prepared to learn new tasks and take ownership of their results.  
  • - You are organized and meticulous in your thinking, and love things to be organised and clear.
  • - You want a role that is diverse, taking full control of projects and seeing them through

Responsibilities

  • - Assisting and advising customers on best product fit for purpose.
  • - Restocking depleted or low shop items and ensuring that the sales floor is organized. 
  • - Answering customer questions over the phone or emails.
  • - Administration assistance and troubleshooting.
  • - Office management including supplies and maintenance.
  • - Update and maintain company databases including mailing lists, contact lists and client information.
  • - Assist with event planning and implementation as and when required.
  • - Provide Administrative support across the Business as required.

Requirement

  • - Need to have experience and understanding of sailing and water sports.  
  • - Strong communication and relationship management skills to work with internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • - Exceptional planning, organising and analytical skills.
  • - Excellent time management, analytical and problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail.
  • - Ability to cope well under pressure and be flexible and adaptable to manage competing priorities.

To apply

  • - Please apply through cover letter and CV to careers@zhik.com if you have the skills and qualifications outlined.
  • - Only those applicants who are shortlisted will be notified.
  • - Candidates must be eligible to work in Australia and reside in Sydney. 
  • - We are unable to provide VISA sponsorships at this time. 
  • - Zhik Pty Ltd does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. 
  • - Remuneration is a logical consequence of candidate’s fit and experience.

Application form


First Name *
Last Name *
e-mail *
Telephone *

Resume

supported file types: doc, docx, pdf, jpg, png *

Cover letter

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What attracted you to this role? *

Merchandiser


Join Zhik

  • - High performance global water sports brand
  • - Receive $2500 of Zhik gear on starting!
  • - Flexible/Hybrid work
  • - Attractive salary package

About Zhik

Zhik is a Sydney based apparel brand, at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries in design and fabric technology for all sailors. In 2021, Zhik was the official supplier to the Australian Olympic team in Tokyo, and has a long and successful history of sponsoring top dinghy and yachting athletes, as well as partnering with Australian Sailing, Yachting New Zealand, Danish Sailing, and successful Sail GP teams.
Zhik services a growing network of over 40 countries in the regions of Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific. The company continues to focus on performance and water sports apparel including eco- friendly alternatives for a more sustainable future. See www.zhik.com.
It’s an exciting time for Zhik right now – the company is growing fast and focusing efforts on growing its presence globally.

About the role

Zhik is looking for an Merchandiser to join its team in Sydney. A commercial and creative thinker, who loves best in class watersport products would be best suited to join the energized team growing this great brand.
The Merchandiser will have a keen eye for building and managing a commercial collection – they are dedicated to building a well-rounded, commercial product offering that is innovative and profitable.
The successful candidate will work closely with merchandise planning, design, supply chain, marketing and warehouse team to ensure competitive and popular products are available in the correct markets, at the appropriate time and in the correct quantities.
This position is based in Head Office in St Leonards, Sydney and reports into the Head of Operations.

Task & functionality

  • - Communicates confidently with senior management, respectfully challenging when required.
  • - Effectively manages prioritization of workload during peak planning periods.
  • - Strives for continuous improvement in, whether it be processes, systems, or tools.
  • - A key member of the Product Team, forming new season strategy to maximize sales and profit.
  • - Suggests actions to take based on economic facts and/or social trends.
  • - Monitors competitor activity and pricing and implements plans for any underperforming categories and identifies opportunities.
  • - Proposes marketing campaigns, ensuring promotional activity delivers the best possible outcome, retaining margin.

Key responsibilities

  • - Collaborate with global merchandising and design teams to develop and build the collection.
  • - Manage product roadmap and critical timings with all stakeholders.
  • - Planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in conjunction with planners.
  • - Prepare handover documentation for range launches including product comp shops, range plans, price lists and order forms.
  • - Maintaining product pricing and target margins.
  • - Maintaining awareness of competitors' performance and pricing in all major markets.
  • - Writing product descriptions and USP copy.
  • - Ensure regional websites are positioning products correctly, showcasing products appropriately and correctly identifying seasonal trends for consumers.
  • - Liaising with buyers, analysts, stores, suppliers and distributors.
  • - Working with other departments to decide how goods should be displayed to maximise sales.
  • - Forecasting profit and sales, optimising sales volume and profitability. Presenting findings for the season. 
  • - Analysing bestsellers.
  • - Monitoring slow sellers and taking action to reduce prices or set promotion plans as necessary.
  • - Gathering information on customers' reactions to products.
  • - Analysing the previous season's sales and reporting on the current season's lines.
  • - Making financial presentations to senior managers.
  • - Monitoring analytics/Preparing reports.

Requirements

  • - Sailing experience essential; or established knowledge of the sailing / marine market.
  • - Entrepreneurial mindset: analytical, adaptable, pragmatic, proactive, hands-on and strategic
  • - Must be organized and have a positive attitude, energetic approach and self-motivation.
  • - Advanced researching skills are essential
  • - Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are essential (including VLOOKUPs and pivot tables). 
  • - Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.
  • - Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous. 
  • - Knowledge of Netstock software is appreciated. 
  • - Well-formed copywriting skills are a bonus.

To Apply

  • - Please apply through cover letter and CV to careers@zhik.com if you have the skills and qualifications outlined. 
  • - Only those applicants who are shortlisted will be notified.
  • - Candidates must be eligible to work in Australia and reside in Sydney. 
  • - We are unable to provide VISA sponsorships at this time. 
  • - Zhik Pty Ltd does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. 
  • - Remuneration is a logical consequence of candidate’s fit and experience.

Application form


First Name *
Last Name *
e-mail *
Telephone *

Resume

supported file types: doc, docx, pdf, jpg, png *

Cover letter

supported file types: doc, docx, pdf, jpg, png *

What attracted you to this role? *

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