Designer -For a unique client merging sportswear & high fashion
Accountable for the design of seasonally relevant apparel collections which align to the commercial brief and line-plan whilst implementing the creative direction. Understands and adheres to key dates and gates so that orders can be placed on-time and according to the seasonal calendar.
The brand has an iconic football history, that can not be rivalled and the successful candidate will be working to create products for a revolutionary brand that remains in dressing-rooms across the world, on the training ground and now looking to dominate the market with their leisure wear.
Research and interpret global consumer, market and design trends and input into seasonally relevant concepts, ensuring their application onto apparel offerings.
Manage individual workload and timelines.
Assist in the creation of the seasonal colour palette.
Use the line plan to ensure all target prices are adhered to.
Create accurate tech packs enabling easy understanding for development and factories.
Contribute to innovation agenda, identifying new ideas in the marketplace as well as formulating your own.
Work with the supply chain team to ensure the apparel team is aware of limitations and the supply chain team is aware of future requirements.
Be a role model, maintaining a positive attitude and supporting the broader team.
Uphold the global brand positioning guidelines, or challenge where necessary, to ensure consideration of new product and program ideas.
Ensure the apparel design/development calendar is clearly understood and upheld.
Participate in weekly team meetings, calling-out any risk to key dates, associated impacts and options to get back on-track as well as updating on current projects.
Implement the creative vision for the brand and ensure execution within apparel.
Ensure that all briefs contain the required information and are thoroughly understood before you begin a project.
Together with the development and supply chain team, review all designs prior to development and all prototypes prior to being offered to licensees to ensure alignment with the commercial brief, the brand plan and seasonal sourcing plan.
The successful candidate will be an experienced designer and have an innovative and creative mind. They will be willing to push the boundaries with their ideas and style, whilst also having a sound knowledge of the production element.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, be part of a fantastic culture and exciting working environment and the opportunity to travel as well as the opportunity to earn target based bonus.