Textile Designers - Design & Development

Location
South Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive dependant on experience
Posted
07 Sep 2018
Closes
05 Oct 2018
Ref
JR4246
Function
Design

The Company

Our client is the leading UK manufacturer of commercial fabrics for interiors, health, education, transport and retail. They are a global business with offices and clients around the world and have won a number of leading industry awards for their innovative and sustainable production. They now have an opportunity based in Yorkshire for  3 talented textile designers - one for their interiors contract side, one for the innovation team and one for their transport team

Designer (Design & Development) - The Role:

  • Provide consistent support to your line managers in all areas of the design and technical development process and team management. 
  • Be a creative guardian of the Brands textiles. Leading, inspiring and delivering a strong, uncompromising creative point of view to the business.
  • Design and create concepts that move into viable, exciting textiles, ensuring the business meets the ever-changing demands of the market. 
  • Creatively contribute to design led concepts for our portfolio and with strategic customers to develop and implement new products in line with the market and the Brand; with a focus on building a leading market position.
  • Support and contribute to the development of the creative vision and direction by providing the relevant expertise and insight required.
  • Ensure that creativity, together with innovation and environmental sustainability remains the focus.
  • Ensure all products are fit for purpose and meet the required performance specifications, environmental aspects, aesthetics and costs as the product development request details. 
  • Research current trends and utilise this knowledge to be inspirational in expanding the scope of the brands trend direction. 
  • Apply these global trends of fabric, colour, lifestyle, travel, aesthetics and technical innovations to new product developments. 
  • Show an understanding of the global textile market and make informed contributions that may lead to and drive the new product proposals.
  • Make valuable contributions to all design/ creative meetings
  • Always act as an ambassador for the business when liaising with customers/end users and suppliers, upholding the business values.
  • Attend relevant industry and networking events, if required, promoting the Brand, acting as the keeper of the brands’ relevance, aesthetic and values.
  • Contribute to the development of design “stories” for each range development.
  • Input into brainstorms on marketing material and merchandising, focused on elevating the brand and inspiring our customers.
  • To successfully design, develop and implement new products in line with business strategic expectations.

Designer (Design & Development) - The Candidate

  • Relevant and proven design experience for either interior contract fabrics, developing innovative fabrics for future market needs or design of textiles for the transport sector. 
  • Strong technical textile design skills in surface pattern and weave.
  • Strong conceptual skills to work up ideas and be energetic about presenting ideas and concepts to customers, both existing and future ones.
  • The ability to work independently with passion and drive whilst demonstrating high levels of resilience and energy.
  • Be a creative visionary who is passionate about the power of design to change the world. 
  • Proven ability to demonstrate new solutions and creativity, whilst assessing its commerciality. 
  • Have a desire to be the best in everything you do with an ability to create a positive and inspiring culture. 
  • Hands on / can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work and communicate with individuals at all levels and sensitive to internal pressures and corporate demands.
  • Skilled at working with cross-functional teams, project management and product development, often managing multiple projects with a broad range of internal and external constituents simultaneously and with tight deadlines for project completion. 
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about complex issues and develop thoughtful recommendations and action plans. 
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Dynamic and proactive
  • Innovative and Engaging 
  • Honest, sincere and genuine 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Team worker 
  • Dedicated and conscientious 
  • Flexible & resilient 

Designer (Design & Development) - The Package:

  • Highly competitive package that reflects the position.

Please note that due to the anticipated interest in this role only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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