Denim Designer, Dorothy Perkins

Recruiter
Arcadia Group Limited
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
11 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

THE ROLE

Design and develop in conjunction with the Buyer a fashion forward and dynamic range that fits the brand image.

DAY TO DAY

  • Supporting the Design Manager and Design Director in delivering the design strategy and vision for Dorothy Perkins
  • Using the DP brand vision, to develop product strategy in conjunction with Buyers, that can be translated into commercial products for a range and is in line with current and future trends
  • Work on current trends with the Design Manager
  • Conduct accurate and timely product development and design packs in line with buying requirement. FE travel required
  • Create seasons flow of trend themes in line with macro design inspiration and customer profile
  • To create timely and appropriate colour palettes in line with seasonal trends
  • To seasonally conduct trend analysis, design presentations and key Accessories product direction
  • Conduct competitor reports and advise buying and design departments accordingly
  • Build effective relationships with key suppliers to ensure they have all relevant information to deliver required results
  • Working with QA on product quality that reflects design direction and customer requirements
  • Manage the design critical path in line with buying process
  • Continually source componentry and materials for Accessory ranges

MUST HAVES

  • Experience in Denim and multi products
  • Have an understanding of price architecture, margin and selling price for the DP Customer
  • Product Development knowledge and experience in factories in FE and India
  • Excellent skills with Illustrator, Photoshop and hand sketching to develop accurate product design packs
  • Strong influencing skills to drive the design vision
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with buying and senior management
  • Has potential to line manage, motivate and develop a team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Must be a Designer with a proven track record with a comparable retailer
  • Design Qualification to Degree level

THE EXCITING PART

  • Generous holiday with holiday trading
  • 25% staff discount
  • Early finish summer hours
  • Access to sample sales
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.


This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/77590237