Fashion is evolving, and with it the jobs of the future. There are going to be major changes in the way that we look at recruiting for fashion jobs. In fact, the industry is going high-tech and HR has to catch up to that.
Here are some of the new job titles that fashion-tech is going to be getting –
People will need to be hired for the role of bot developer, as fashion becomes more tech oriented. Key skills like robotics and machine code would be important here.
Trends & Consumer Psychologist
Fashion requires a thorough understanding of psychology and how customers think. That’s why this job is going to be critical to fulfil, especially in larger companies.
Fashion-tech is evolving to become more sustainable. It’s aiming to be the first industry to become carbon neutral. Sustainability consultants will be needed to ensure that the label is compliant.
3D printing Engineer
Printing out the latest fashion-wear needs a good understanding of 3D printing technologies. 3D printers need to be great at rapid prototyping.
Major fashion labels love data and hire the best to translate millions of data points. Job seekers will need an understanding of AI and Data systems.
In the future, fashion learns more itself? That’s where AI is taking the fashion domain. You need to have the right skills as an AI developer.
With all that credit card data, the industry needs the best cybersecurity engineers out there. A CSO is required to make sure there are no breaches.
Chief Fashion Technologist
A CFT is someone who understands how technology will change fashion forever. They need to be above all trends and have a good understanding of technology.
IoT Experience designer
Fashion artists that are familiar with wearables will be hired immediately over the next few years. This is a core hybrid skill to have right now.
With so many smart jeans, dresses and couture launching in the next few years, marketers need to be familiar with this domain. This includes luxury marketing and scale-based expansion as well.
Digital fashion merchandiser
A merchandising expert that understands high-tech is going to be needed for the backend of the fashion-tech growth. Merchandisers need to understand how to scale effectively.
As fashion tech makes complicated purchasing on an automated basis, logistics need to be in good shape to process all requests. This includes the direction of automation and how much product to ship.
VR experiences, especially in-store installations, will make for an enhancing element in the fashion space.
Mobile experience developer
Since smartphones are going to get connected to the AI cloud, developers need to understand how to connect offline and online worlds.
AI operations manager
Operations managers need to ensure that all projects are going smoothly. Imagine any scene from the Devil Wears Prada and add to that the complexity of AI. That’s why this job is critical.