Designer (Denim)

Location
London
Salary
£33000 - £38000 per annum
Posted
10 Nov 2017
Closes
10 Dec 2017
Ref
ED134835
Contact
Evie Darroux
Discipline
Creative
Sector
Fashion
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Seniority
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Our client is a leading high st retailer currently looking for Designer Denim Specialist with management experience. Someone with a wealth of experience in and to potentially act as the Design Manager's number 2.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Design and develop in conjunction with the Buyer a fashion forward range that fits the brand image
  • Supporting the Design Manager and Design Director in delivering the design strategy and vision for the brand
  • Using the brand vision, to develop product strategy in conjunction with Buyers, that can be translated into commercial products for a range and is in line with current and future trends
  • Work on current trends with the Design Manager
  • Conduct accurate and timely product development and design packs in line with buying requirement
  • Create seasons flow of trend themes in line with macro design inspiration and customer profile
  • To create timely and appropriate colour palettes in line with seasonal trends
  • To seasonally conduct trend analysis, design presentations and key Accessories product direction
  • Conduct competitor reports and advise buying and design departments accordingly
  • Build effective relationships with key suppliers to ensure they have all relevant information to deliver required results
  • Working with QA on product quality that reflects design direction and customer requirements
  • Manage the design critical path in line with buying process
  • Continually source componentry and materials for Accessory ranges
  • Travel required


Key Experience, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in Denim and multi products
  • Have an understanding of price architecture, margin and selling price for the Customer
  • Product Development knowledge and experience in factories overseas
  • Excellent skills with Illustrator, Photoshop and hand sketching to develop accurate product design packs
  • Strong influencing skills to develop the design vision
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with buying and senior management
  • Has potential to line manage, motivate and develop a team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Must be a Designer with a proven track record with a retailer

Please send CV along with portfolio stating salary expectations.

Creative Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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