40 hours

Junior Designer Women


It's an amazing time to join O’Neill as we are riding the wave of change. Rise to your potential and help us take our legacy into the future. 

Are you an explosion of creativity, do you understand the importance of our brand identity and are you looking for a challenging (starting) position? Do you have a positive personality and a strong eye for detail? Are you completely at ease when you create graphics? Do you have a completed MBO or HBO education in fashion with 1-2 years of design experience? And would you like to work for The Original California Surf brand O’Neill? Then we are looking for you!


Full time - 40 hours per week

The job

As a junior designer, you will be designing and developing innovative, modern and relevant trend driven collections for women’s (and girls) product categories (including swimwear) in alignment with the O’Neill brand DNA. 

The role is based in Warmond (nearby Leiden) and reports to the Manager Buying & Design

Key accountabilities

1. Designs collections for relevant product categories that are:

  • Based on the latest trend research and market performance information;
  • Aligned with the divisional line plan;
  • Aligned with the creative and commercial strategy for the relevant product unit and season.

 2. Works closely with other designers, buyers, technicians, size spec specialist of the relevant product, to ensure:

  • All the necessary steps that lead to the prototype and final sample are completed;
  • The creative development process is a timely flow of complete information;
  • Style and Fit are aligned with Market and Consumer Expectations;
  • Design Refinement from prototype to final sample is ensured.

 3. Sets up and maintains concept sheets and bill of materials (BOM) concerning creative information in a product database system, to ensure:

  • Latest information is updated and available;
  • The internal work structure and flow is optimized.

 4. Prepares and helps  to present various product meetings for relevant product categories, to ensure:

  • All  relevant stakeholders are well informed about  the concept, strategy and designs.

Who you are?

  • Educational level: Bachelor or similar in preferably in textiles/apparel
  • At least 1 or 2 years of experience in women's fashion brand / retailer
  • You are a positive team player with a no nonsense mentality who can perform under pressure.
  • You are an explosion of creativity with a strong eye for detail.
  • Potential to rise within business quickly
  • Solid knowledge of garment specifications
  • Capable of working in a dynamic international environment
  • Open communicator
  • Advanced user of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, MS Office and the product database system
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in English

Your signature as a Junior Designer is distinct and feminine, you will amaze your colleagues with innovative ideas and your knowledge of the latest seasonal trends. You understand the importance of a brand identity and are able to develop it optimally within the team.

Who will you work for?

Since the invention of the wetsuit in 1952, O’Neill has moved the world forward. What started in California with the passion of one man simply wanting to surf longer, grew into a worldwide company with signature surf, slope, beach and street styles. Today, 50% of the O’Neill collection is crafted with sustainable fabrics. One team working together towards one goal: to provide active and meaningful experiences to an ever-growing community. To make this goal thrive, the O’Neill Blue Foundation protects our playground for generations to come.

Please send in your resume, motivation letter and PORTFOLIO by using the apply button below.