[JOBS] HOMEWARE DESIGNER : MATALAN
As a Designer with Matalan, you'll support the Home Design Manager to design and develop comprehensive Living ranges, working closely with the relevant Buying teams to ensure the product reflects the current market and our customer needs.
Conduct market research, identifying Matalan's competitor ranges and key trends for the season, creating and presenting these
Provide the ‘key trend'’ information, fabric and colour palettes to the Bed & Bath Buying teams
Conduct competitor & directional shop research, updating trends, colour and fabric information as required to ensure Matalan's ranges are in line with the industry
Conduct factory visits and competitor shopping trips, producing full reports which will be fed back to the Buying and Design teams
Liaise with suppliers on product and design details, providing advice on initial samples, ensuring that manufactured products match initial design specification.
Liaise with the Living Buying team to understand the costs and margins needed to make sure that the range can realistically be bought with-in the given budget
When applying, please provide a link to your online portfolio or send work examples to accompany your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educated to degree level, ideally with a Textile Design background
Experience within a design-related environment, with knowledge of both hard & textile products
Experience in designing Living ranges would be beneficial
Proficient in the use of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Ability to produce CAD work including design packs, artworks, graphics, prints and packaging
Strong attention to detail
Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.