Designer Accessories

Job Type Design
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
06
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 22/7/2018
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £41,100 - £64,700
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday - 09:00-17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

John Lewis Partnership is investing in it's Fashion Design team. We are working into many exciting own brand projects underpinned by inspirational product and a strong customer focus.

We are looking to recruit experienced creatives who are both ambitious and proactive with a passion for design.

Responsible for designing and developing exclusive and differentiated products across multiple own brands that meet each brands DNA, price and quality criteria and in doing so delight our customers.

Demonstrates expertise in print and pattern, surface design, and product development for a variety of woven and knit categories.

The designer will initiate and develop creative strategies for new products and work with the buyers to bring these to life. The designer is responsible for building good relationships and creative influence when working with the wider Management, Design, Buying and Product Tech teams. In addition the designer will work closely with our manufacturing partners.

This designer will travel with the team to research and to develop products in the Europe, India and the Far East.

This role is within the Women's Accessories design team, which is part of the Fashion Design Studio. The team comprises Handbag, Footwear and Fashion Accessories designers. Managerial skills would be key as this role will manage an Assistant Designer who will work solely on this area.

This designer will need to have the agility to flex their style across a variety of our own brands and within all the product types we offer to our customers. A high level of stakeholder management is key as this role will need to work across many buying offices.

Comprehensive commercial and technical awareness of print and knit is essential.

Job Requirements

This role is within the Women's Accessories design team, which is part of the Fashion Design Studio. This team comprises of Handbag, Footwear and Fashion Accessories designers. Managerial skills would be key as this role will manage an Assistant Designer who will work solely on this area.

This designer will need to have the agility to flex their style across a variety of our own brands and within all the product types we offer to our customers. A high level of stakeholder management is key as this role will need to work across many buying offices.

Comprehensive commercial and technical awareness of print and knit is essential.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Design qualification
- In depth knit and print experience
- Extensive CAD system usage & knowledge
- Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop
- Strong stakeholder management skills
- Proven experience in manufacture (design & development)
- Team player

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Line Manager experience

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