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Senior Designer - Footwear

Country : United Kingdom

Region : London

County : Greater London

Town : London

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

We already know a thing or two about making our customer feel great but that doesn't stop us constantly looking for new ways to drive the business forwards. Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge are full of passionate people who like to work hard and love what they do and we are always on the lookout for talented people who want to make a difference.

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Senior Designer on our Footwear department. You will be working across both Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge brands to ensure we are first in identifying emerging trends, and translating these into trends and ranges our customers will love. You will work closely with the Buying, Merchandising teams and our Suppliers to ensure develop a fashion forward and dynamic range that fits the brands image and direction.
Day to Day
- Collate and research information on forward trends as well as colour and styling to drive product and range development
- Work closely with the Buyer and Technologist to develop the departments product strategy, into product pieces for the range and translate this into including key items and must haves
- Utilise information from trade results to drive the range forward e.g. best-sellers
- Identify key items for the season and translate them for the DP and Miss S customer. Utilise resources and samples to reflect product originality
- Undertake regular store visits and competitor shops to further develop understanding of the DP and Miss S customer, her buying habits and the range offered by competitors
- Adopt a pro-active approach to generate design ideas at both department and brand level e.g. suggesting trials
- Take on broader branded project activity e.g. colour
- Build effective relationships with key suppliers to ensure they have all relevant information to deliver required results
- Undertake developmental and inspirational travel within the UK and worldwide
- Develop understanding of price architecture, margin and selling price

Profile

- Passion for product and design
- Ambition and drive to progress
- Team player
- Strong communication and influencing skills
- Commercially aware with a strong understanding of the High Street
- Ability to operate in a fast paced environment and work under pressure
- Flexible and reactive to change
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Strong presentation skills
- Advanced knowledge of InDesign and PhotoShop
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