Designer, Furniture

Job Type Commercial
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 27/6/2018
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £41,100 - £64,700
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
Full Time,
35 hours a week
Monday to Friday 0900 - 1730

If you choose to apply, we would be really keen to see examples of your work, so please do include at least 5 in your CV when you attach it. Alternatively, include a link to your online portfolio of work.

Please note, some travel will be required in role, to visit suppliers, and on inspirational trips.

Duties & Responsibilities

John Lewis Partnership is investing in it's award winning in house design team. We are building an exciting own brand vision for home underpinned by inspirational product and a strong customer focus.

We are looking for an experienced, proactive & creative furniture designer to join our inhouse design studio.

The successful applicant will be a designer who has strength in research, concept development & technical product development and can flex their design style to a contemporary or a classic style.

They will specialise in design and product development for Furniture, and be skilled in both upholstery and cabinetry - being able to flex between all furniture, both indoor and outdoor. The will be responsible for the line management of an Assistant Designer, so will be experienced in managing people.

This designer will need to be an excellent communicator with strong stakeholder management skills
to manage and flex between multiple projects and stakeholders and suppliers. They would have worked with suppliers on product development, and this ideally would have been in the Far East.

Job Requirements


Creativity
> Researches and develops trend information to input into creative directions and Buying Strategy.

Stakeholder Management
> Engages with stakeholders across the business in order to deliver design objectives. Builds relationships and works collaboratively with buying to deliver identified outcomes. Keeps all stakeholders informed of progress to ensure engagement and support.

Commercial Awareness
> Demonstrate awareness of opportunities for design and development of market leading own brand product.

This advert has a closing date of 27th June, but we may have to close it early if there is a high level of interest. For this reason, we recommend you apply early to avoid missing out

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

> Design degree, or equivalent
> Experience working as a furniture designer
> Line Management Experience

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

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