Senior Designer

Senior Designer

£ Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 10970 JJ
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to come and join a leading high street manufacturer, supplying multi product womenswear to some of the biggest players on the UK High Street.

They have a very strong reputation for design, fabric sourcing and product development and require a senior designer to join the team in our Central London office.

Ideally the candidate will have at least 6-8 years’ experience, and be someone who can lead a small, dynamic design team. They will be responsible for researching and designing multi product across both Jersey and Woven. This is a very trend led, role and the candidate must have a young, fashion forward handwriting and able to work in a fast paced environment.

Senior Designer- The Role

  • Compiling trend reports from Catwalks, blogs, editorial and social media and leading the rest of the team with this research
  • Leading design development meetings with Account Managers and presenting ideas, sketches and research to buying teams
  • Competitive shopping trips in the UK and overseas and presenting bought samples and photos back to the customers
  • Oversee the design team and monitor their workload and progress.
  • Working closely with the Senior Account Managers, assisting and supporting them with product development
  • Be present in initial meetings with potential new customers alongside the Director
  • Be aware of sales figures and constantly work on new ways to update bestselling lines 
  • Sketching and speccing final designs to hand over to the Design Room Manager
  • Attending fabric and print meetings and sourcing accordingly for the season at suitable price points

Senior Designer- The Candidate

  • Design Degree or equivalent
  • At least 6-8 years’ experience in a similar role at a supplier or retailer
  • Ability to manage a small team and act as a mentor to more junior members
  • Trend led portfolio with a commercial eye
  • Excellent technical knowledge
  • Strong hand sketching ability
  • Confident in presenting ideas/research and leading design meetings
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong Organisational skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with buyers and suppliers

If this could be you please send your CV and Portfolio to m.coote@peoplemarketing.co.uk

CVs without accompanying relevant artwork will not be considered.

Please submit via email a CV and a covering letter in a word document format stating current salary, together with separate examples of your design work in a PDF format (max. 5MB) to –  m.coote@peoplemarketing.co.uk

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We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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