Established Designer - Formalwear - Dorothy Perkins

11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A Bit About

Our Global Vision is to be the world’s fashion authority. Endorsed by opinion formers and accessible to everyone, we are an authentic British Brand with world class standards. A fashion-insider that constantly innovates through its brave and irreverent approach, providing fashion leadership to style-minded individuals.

The Role

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

What You'll Be Doing Day to Day

  • Collate and research information on forward trends as well as colour and styling to drive product and range development
  • Work closely with the Buyer and Technologist to develop the departments product strategy, into product pieces for the range and translate this into including key items and must haves
  • Utilise information from trade results to drive the range forward e.g. best-sellers
  • Identify key items for the season and translate them for the DP customer. Utilise resources and samples to reflect product originality
  • Undertake regular store visits and competitor shops to further develop understanding of the DP customer, her buying habits and the range offered by competitors
  • Adopt a pro-active approach to generate design ideas at both department and brand level e.g. suggesting trials
  • Take on broader branded project activity e.g. colour
  • Build effective relationships with key suppliers to ensure they have all relevant information to deliver required results
  • Undertake developmental and inspirational travel within the UK and worldwide
  • Develop understanding of price architecture, margin and selling price

Must Haves

  • Passion for product and design
  • Ambition and drive to progress
  • Proven experience at designer level within a retail environment
  • Team player
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Commercially aware with a strong understanding of the High Street
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment and work under pressure
  • Flexible and reactive to change
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience of working with FE supply base
  • Advanced knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

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.