[JOBS] HOME TEXTILE DESIGNER : N BROWN
Job reference: 002831
Closing date: 20/06/2019
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000 per annum (DOE)
Department: Design, Technical and QA
Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week
Homeware Designer – Product & Textile
Reporting to the Head of Design, you will work closely with the homeware product teams to design, develop and review new and existing products. You will work creatively and strategically to ensure ranges remain inspirational and relevant and we are covering key trends in line with our competitors. You will deliver key trends, colour and shape direction to the business in trend books and presentations.
You will support the selection process to deliver exciting and commercial homeware ranges, delivering optimal brand and customer performance whilst demonstrating full understanding of our customers’ needs.
What you’ll be responsible for as Homeware Designer:
Collaborate with the Buyer and Creative Manager on direction for the forthcoming season to build a balanced and cohesive range across homeware.
Support & guide the freelancer focusing on Homeware.
Keeping up to date with market intelligence, specifically around key competitors and future trends; providing insight and inspiration to the Design and Buying Teams.
Creation of new and exciting ranges that innovate in terms of product opportunity and the identification of new and developing trends.
Briefing and liaison with suppliers on new development and designs.
Working with QA and buying on pushing innovation in fabric.
Modernisation and design of product ranges in line with key competitors, driving improved net sales performance and gains in market share.
Ensuring harmonisation of trends across all products within relevant areas.
Strong understanding of the Classic customer.
What you will need to succeed as a Homeware Designer:
Circa 4-5 years’ experience of working as a Homeware designer for a retailer or supplier
CAD, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knowledge
Excellent time management and strong verbal and written communication skills along with ability to communicate via a variety of media with various stakeholders.
In return, you’ll receive great training, varied and interesting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package