Up to £45,000
Our client is a leading High Street Retailer whom are looking for a Outerwear Designer. The role involves creating, together with the Design Team a Strategic Design Brief in line with the Business Area Strategy.
Outerwear Designer - The role
To create, together with the Design Team a Strategic Design Brief in line with the Business Area Strategy/visualise outstanding new product designs with and the Brand handwriting in line with sub-brand or product dept strategy.
*Designing the right product at the right time to meet customer requirements for the sub-brand or product department
*Identifying and delivering detailed style direction to develop existing products, as well as proposing new product opportunities
*Researching lifestyle trends and inputting the appropriate ones into the business area product development strategy through the Head of Design
*Briefing buyers on key products/materials/fabrics
*Providing input to the marketing plan for the sub-brand or product department & product strategy for the sub-brand or product department
*Providing input to the range development plan for the sub-brand or product department
*Participating in supplier briefings with Buyer and Quality Assurors, updating designs when appropriate
*Advising Buyer on styling & on selecting samples
*Providing input to product phasing
*Providing input to range cataloguing
*Motivating, development and training of Design teams
Outerwear Designer - The person
Ability to translate fashion trends into commercial design concepts for the customer.
*Understanding of the customer
*Knowledge of the concepts of brand strategy and vision
*Broad understanding of current competitive marketplace - ability to comparative shop effectively
*Ability to directional shop effectively
*Skilled in visualising design concepts (by hand or on PC/MAC)
*Knowledge of buying calendar (critical path)
*Designing to fit commercial cataloguing requirements
*Able to fully utilise the relevant IT support systems, and to be fully conversant with standard business desktop applications.
If you are able to offer all the above and would like to discuss this career opportunity as a Outerwear Designer in more detail, please apply with your CV immediately.
Due to the extremely high volume of applicants for this role we will only be able to contact successful candidates.
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