Accessories Designer

£30000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Karolina Zimoch
Job Type
Elite Associates have partnered with a market leading British luggage brand to recruit a designer to deliver exciting and functional design led product.

Key Responsibilities:

To design commercial products that are stylish, technically astute and of the desired quality
To work with pace, but always ensuring detailed, high quality work that does not compromise the product values
To interpret trends, propose new and gain buy in to ensure we are in-step with current product expectations
To own projects and drive through from initiation to completion
To present trends, concepts and product ranges with credible rationale
To be involved in the designing and developing of the product 'look and feel', i.e the design 'handwriting' that ensures product recognition and Brand credibility
To work with the Senior Designer and Product & Marketing Director to design and create high quality concepts through to detailed CAD drawings and supplier briefs that reflect current trends in the travel goods market.
Involved in the full design process, from initial concept through to sampling and sign off.
To demonstrate expertise in silhouettes and seasonal colours and their application to the luggage market
To support all design requests for all territories & channels to market, as well as own label
To work cross functionally with: design team, product & marketing Far East sourcing and technical teams, suppliers and manufactures, sales and retail.
To manage workflow, quality and pace and to ensure projects are briefed and delivered on time, to maintain quality and accuracy under pressure
To ensure all design briefs are clear and concise so that suppliers have a thorough understanding of product requirements
To visit Far East suppliers to develop product understanding and ensure projects retain momentum
To work in unison with the Shanghai Technical team to bring innovation based products to market in accordance with critical path
To share and present ideas to key stakeholders in the project
Ability to take lead and be customer facing with the Sales team to present concept, trends and products when required
To champion and own the brand ethos, ensuring every design is 100% on brand
To understand and design to the targeted price
To research and comp shop the UK market
To help maintain the components Bible

Minimum 5 years design experience on accessories
Must be fully competent in Illustrator/ In Design/Photoshop
Team player
Excellent organisational skills
Excellent communication skills

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