Senior Designer

Location
North East England
Salary
up to £32,000
Posted
22 Aug 2019
Closes
19 Sep 2019
Ref
1146
Function
Design
Sector
Retail, Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Senior

An exciting opportunity has come up for a Senior Womenswear Designer for a well-known fast fashion brand. You will be working closely with the Creative Director and overseeing the design team, with the ability to present design concepts and visualisations clearly and confidently. 

You will need 5 years’ experience within a similar position at a young brand or retailer across multi-product, and have strong Illustration and presentation skills. 

Key Responsibilities:- 
Oversee the design team to develop seasonal concepts and colour stories in order to produce clear briefs. 
Manage the design team to develop a range of on-brand products that creates equity and profitability for the brand and upholds our aesthetic standards.  
Work closely with Merchandisers to range plan and schedule upcoming collections. 
Research and monitor the consumer and marketplace to identify opportunities to stay ahead of the competition.  
Analyse current sales and have a vision for predicting future trends and high performing products. 
Oversee fittings and take concise notes for overseas suppliers, taking products to final sign off ready for production. 
Organise and prioritise daily workload to maintain production calendar. 
Monitor and maintain fit, construction, workmanship for consistency within the brand across all suppliers. 
Present concepts and designs in a clear way ensuring accurate visualisations 
Work across different labels when needed and managing multiple projects at once, ensuring all deadlines are met.

Key Requirements:-
Womenswear Designer with at least 5 years’ experience
Demonstrating exceptional multi-product womenswear design skills, working for a young womenswear brand or retailer.
Degree in a fashion related field
Expert knowledge of pattern cutting and garment construction
Extensive experience working with stretch fabric
Skilled in Illustrator and Photoshop
A creative thinker and problem solver
A positive attitude towards helping any team
Is a passionate team player
Has excellent visual communication skills
Has excellent presentation skills
Has the ability to work under pressure
Pays great attention to detail
Able to work with a quick turnaround (very short deadlines)