Job Type Comms & Marketing
Location London - Pimlico
Partnership Level 8
Closing Date 21/07/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £31,800.00 - £47,700.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work Various full-time hours required

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance:

  • Salary range - The budgeted salary range for this role is set at £31,800 - £40,000 (dependant on experience)

  • Contract type - This position is a Permanent contract

  • Working pattern/flexible working - We know flexible working is important to you, and it is important to us too. The Partnership has adopted a blended working approach meaning you'll be able to work a mixture between the office and home based upon your personal needs whilst balancing the needs of the business. The Design team aim for around 2-3 days a week in the office to connect and on a more ad-hoc basis to attend key meetings but again, are flexible on this. 

  • Location - This role is based at our  London Head Office campus. Please note, any cost incurred as a result of travel to the office is the responsibility of the successful candidate. There is no travel allowance for this role. 

  • Please note, The normal place of work for this role is Victoria, London pending the relocation of the London office to Pimlico during the summer of 2024 after which the normal place of work will become Pimlico, London.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Furniture and 3D Accessories design team, designing own brand products including Lighting, wall mirrors, decorative accessories and furniture.

As a Designer (L8) in the Product Design Profession, you will be responsible for designing, developing and delivering original, relevant, customer-centric and distinct best in class own brand products, utilising customer insights, to inspire, excite and delight our customers & deliver planned growth for categories. 

You will take a supporting role in design projects, working independently, alongside or in collaboration with the Designer and Trading community.

Key responsibilities / What will you be doing?: 

  • Play a critical role in delivering product design that will form a coherent category assortment aligned to brand / sub brand guidelines and in service of our customers. Support the Design Team and studio in fulfilling key tasks across the season.

  • Produce commercial and innovative design solutions to briefs. Develops product design handwriting, displaying a breadth of design handwriting to ensure our customer offer is truly unique.

  • Assists in the research, preparation and presentation of relevant and appropriate category trends. Demonstrate a good level of research and analytical skills to keep abreast of key customer requirements, market trends and conditions, product trends including technological advancements

  • Ensure the sampling process is efficient. Produces precise design packs and fulfils delegated seasonal design briefs with commercial and innovative solutions, supported by illustrating / briefing / sourcing key materials and details.

  • Ensure accurate samples are produced. Maintains comprehensive records of design projects.

  • Works on designated product ranges/projects. Takes ownership of design, product development and sampling process, engaging relevant stakeholders throughout, with the support from T1 Designer and Category Lead.

  • Demonstrate continuous improvement.

Essential skills you’ll need: 

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the JL&P brand, the brand values and potential for product.

  • Extensive proven experience of designing home products

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across multiple teams

Desirable skills you’ll have:

  • BA degree in Design (product / furniture)

  • Relevant industry experience within a design studio

Benefits of the Partnership and the role: 

  •  💻 - Hybrid Working. 

  • 🏖️ - Full - time working holiday entitlement 22 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays (this is pro-rated for part time hours).

  • ⚖ - Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

  • 🐷 - Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not

  • 🤑 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete your Earning Membership period. That’s 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% off electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners (some exclusions apply) You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.

  • 🚴 -  Simple cycle to work support scheme

  • 🏰 - We’re really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them 

  • 🌱 -  Learn more about our extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us, visit - 

Next Steps: 

  •  The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 1 stage virtual interview where you will be set an additional analysis exercise as well as a project to present).

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP.  

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

You can view a copy of the full job outline here (internal only)

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

Attachment: Designer-Product-Design-L8-Job-Outline-EXTERNALS.pdf

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