Senior Outwear Designer

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Excellent Basic Salary
11 Jan 2017
08 Feb 2017
Job Type

The role

Superdry is looking for an experienced Senior Designer who has what it takes lead our Outerwear Department in creating a range of inspirational outerwear across both Menswear and Womenswear. Working with your talented team you will be pivotal in driving newness to the department as well as developing our existing range. You’ll be commercially savvy, enormously influential and will love driving the team to create an iconic range of outerwear which the Superdry customer will love.  

You will

  • Oversee the design of amazing outerwear in a wide range of fabrics and styles
  • Develop the overall seasonal direction for outerwear with the team
  • Deliver detailed style direction to develop our existing range considering our pricing architecture
  • Collaborate with the outerwear team to produce design overviews and product information required by other Superdry business functions
  • Research competitors and trend / street style that is relevant and new for our brand
  • Take responsibility and liaise with our suppliers and their capabilities
  • Work with our in-house sourcing team to create a balanced sourcing strategy for our outerwear collection
  • Proactively monitor best/worst seller activity for both our wholesale and retail business and suggest actions to help us to continually innovate and increase growth for our global market
  • Attend fit sessions with the Technical Team in order to maintain fit consistency across outerwear

You are

  • An experienced Outerwear Designer from a high street retailer, aspirational brand or supplier, ideally with experience across both Men’s and Womenswear
  • Highly detailed with an ability to develop intricate designs that are relevant to our core customer and brand DNA
  • Experienced in supplier liaison and relationship management
  • Able to deliver multiple diverse designs per season, working to a strict critical path
  • Massively passionate about our brand and outerwear
  • A true team player and always positive with a can-do approach
  • Effective at managing a team in a fast-paced environment
  • An excellent communicator with an enthusiastic, professional, and engaging manner
  • Adaptable with a flexible approach to your hours and travel

What we offer

  • Excellent basic salary, pension, life insurance, personal medical insurance, 50% staff discount

When applying for this role please attach a copy of your portfolio.