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[JOBS] JUNIOR DESIGNER - ACCESSORIZE

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Ref: MON10189

Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits

Department: Design

Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)

Position type: Permanent

Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: 12/04/2019

IMAGINATION. DISCOVERY. EXPRESSION.

3 words that best describe our Accessorize brand. If you aspire to be confident, unique and empowered, then Accessorize is the brand for you. With 34 years of heritage, you would be joining an established brand on it’s new journey. Accessorize is looking for a Designer to join the Angels department.

As a designer you will support the design manager to drive the development of the Angels range from concept stage to final product sign off in line with the department strategy and business requirements. 

What will you do as a Junior Designer?

Planning and Design

  • Trend research and Sourcing - identify seasonal trends as appropriate for the brand, including key fashion profiles, colours, fabrications and ‘must haves’ for the season.

  • Contribute to and oversee strong and new reference material including industry knowledge and research for the department to use throughout the season.

  • Ensure identified trends are actioned through to sign off stage.

  • Creative inspiration – actively compile fashion research into seasonal themes, mood boards, colour palettes and trend reactive projects

  • Assist in planning and overseeing the Critical Path for your product areas, ensuring effective communication with all contacts, respond proactively to business requirements demonstrating a flexible, can-do approach and using initiative to provide solutions.

  • Producing / creating Design briefs

Range Building

  • Work closely with buying and Merch teams to agree strategy for the season

  • Identify opportunities to drive newness and ‘must haves’ within the product category

  • Work closely with buying and Merch teams to agree strategy for the season

  • Attend key trade meetings to understand and respond to sales perfomance

Design Development

  • Using all research and strategy material develop a mutli product Accessory Range

  • Work closely with supplier (potentially Overseas) with aim to develop a range of right first time samples that show consideration to the products cost peramiters.

  • Use CAD programs to support the design development

  • Action all design amendments to styles to ensure they are their highest standard to present at product reviews and sign offs

  • Monitor success rate of sampling to identify key strengths or development need of supplier.

What will you need to succeed as a Junior Designer?

  • Strong research skills, trend and colour 

  • Compiles seasonal trend, colour and print direction boards to present back to senior management team

  • Ability to drive print direction & brief designers on the development for the range 

  • Strong drawing skills and the ability to create characters and motifs on Accessory and Beachwear styles that are in line with the brand handwriting. 

  • Creative and technical skills to design a multi product category - Accessories & Beachwear specifically. Ability to spec is essential along with an affinity to design and apply embroidered placements and prints. 

  • Collaborative approach to design working alongside Buying and Merch on department strategy and range development 

  • Seeks and proposes new and innovative concepts ensuring these are 

  • CAD skills - specifically Photoshop & Illustrator 

  • Attend trading meetings to keep updated on department performance and is reactive in product updates or proposing new trends. 

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and an ability to work under own initiative

  • Confident and articulate communicator with an ability to build strong relationships

  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales and work under pressure

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent. You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!