Assistant Designer Childrenswear Gifting and Accessories

Job Type Design
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
08
Closing Date 24/2/2019
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £25,100 - £36,100 (please note that this pay range is inclusive of 2019 pay review)
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday - 09:00-17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

The John Lewis Design Studio continues to strive produce products that showcase not only the high levels of innovation and creativity, that being a John Lewis Designer requires, but also the focus on customer that the John Lewis Partnership prides itself on.

We are currently looking to add an Assistant Designer Gifting and Accessories into the Childrenswear design team. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the Print and Accessories Designer with a focus on gifting to include soft accessories and underwear. You will work under the guidance of the Print Designer.

We are looking for someone who is able to innovate, to create with a passion, a person who has the talent to bring their ideas to life in a commercial and exciting way. This will be evident in their love of colour, fabric knowledge and the ability to deliver great product.

Design experience within this area is a must and should be supported a high degree of CAD skills alongside experience in product, trend prediction and presenting.

Job Requirements

- To have the ability to create a clear distinction and handwriting for all John Lewis own brand Childrenswear
- To keep up to date with Print trends and innovations
- To present developments and trends to the Design and Buying team
- To have a high level of attention to detail
- To produce factory ready artworks.
- To work in a consultative manner with a varied range of stakeholders including overseas suppliers

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- To have previous experience working as a Accessories Designer.
- To have a strong understanding of 3D products and garment components/construction.
- To have a creative eye for product, with ability to drive the business forward.
- To demonstrate excellent CAD system knowledge and usage, on top of being fully competent on all Adobe CC packages.
- To have experience of working with suppliers overseas.
- To have a keen understanding of how to re-colour and re-scale prints.
- Ability to plan and prioritise workloads and be adaptable to sudden change.
- Excellent stakeholder management ability.
- Commercial awareness.
- Computer literacy.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

*Please refer to attached job description for further information regarding job requirements.*
*Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early due to volume of applications*
*Please be sure to print off a copy of the job description for reference purposes.*


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