Creative furrier to Design Centre to build up a new future for fur
Saga Furs’ Design Centre in Copenhagen is looking for a fulltime furrier to join the team of 9 colleagues. The furriers work in creative product development environment where they push the limits of fur. At Saga Furs, the task is not big chain productions, but working with trends, creativity, fashion, and renewing the art that is fur.
Since the doors opened in 1988, around 30,000 designers, students, fashion editors, furriers, clothing manufacturers and others who influence fashion have been to the Design Centre. The craft techniques developed at Saga Furs have become the building blocks of modern fashionable fur. Designers learn techniques from us, apply their own creativity and construct the fashion pieces shown on runways around the world.
What are we looking for:
- Furrier with advanced cutting and sewing skills
- A creative and product-development minded person who feels confident to push the limits of using fur
- Someone who is open to new ideas, adaptable to fast changes and is inspired about working with team.
- A person with good communication and teaching skills to work with students and designers – fluent English is a must
- Someone who likes international travel
What will you get:
- A position where you work with students, cutting-edge fashion brands and established fashion houses
- A job in an established and internationally recognized fur innovation laboratory
- The support from other furriers in the team
- Unlimited access to the heritage and craftmanship of over 3,000 fur samples and annual traveling to the major fashion capitals
- A network of colleagues all over the world
How to apply:
If you think this sounds like you and you’re getting excited of the thought of contributing to our innovation, please send us your resume, a short cover letter and any examples of your past work or links to your social pages (Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook) – anything that gives us a sense of who you are. Email email@example.com with Furrier in the subject line by 3/12/2018.
For more information please contact Thea Larsen tel +45 45 65 00 88. She is best available on November 26th and 29th and December 3rd between 10 and 12 am.
About Saga Furs
Saga Furs Corporation is the visionary leader and responsible choice in the fur industry that has pioneered in innovation and inspiration since 1938. The full-service auction house offers the broadest selection of superior Saga fox, Finnraccoon and mink. With 100% certified collections, Saga Furs has been supporting sustainability for over a decade.
Saga Furs is the most trusted brand in the fashion industry that delivers the assurance of transparency the consumers demand. Saga Furs’ global presence supports fashion brands, retailers, dressers, and farmers also in innovation, and product and service development. In season 2016/2017, the company’s value of sales was EUR 335 million and the company employed on average 350 people. Saga Furs is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Exciting opportunities in a dynamic industry
Saga Furs wants to recruit talented people who can work in a challenging international environment.
Saga Furs has approximately 140 permanent employees located in various spots around the globe. More than half of them work at our headquarters in Vantaa, Finland. Others are located in the countries where we source pelts, important manufacturing countries, key markets and the fashion capitals of the world.
Along with management and administration positions, the staff at Vantaa work in fur sorting and grading, warehousing and security.
During the fur-sorting season, from November through May, Saga Furs employs more than 200 additional people.
We train new staff members to develop their skills in every phase of the sorting process. Many of them return to our team year after year.
At each auction, Saga Furs hires 100-200 auction assistants. Their task is to assist international fur buyers when they inspect pelts prior to the actual selling, and possibly some duties during the auction itself.
Auction assistants are employed for up to one week at a time during the 4-5 auction periods each year.
Saga Furs has more than 600 permanent or seasonal employees during peak periods.