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Footwear and Accessories Designer - FTC

Level

L3 - Manager


Closing Date:

18/12/2020


Permanent / Fixed Term

Temporary


Support Centre Location

London Office


More about the role

Here, at New Look, everything that we do is for the love of fashion.


We’ve been bringing the latest fashion to the high-street since 1969.  We’re now a global, multichannel brand offering on-trend, value-fashion for women, men and teenage girls.  Even after 50 years we’ve stayed true to our original mission of delivering fabulous products at a price our customers can afford.

We invented fast fashion and it’s our colleagues today that continue our journey to create a New Look that everyone loves.

It’s our values that inspire us every day - we play to win, we are customer obsessed, we work as one…and it starts with you.

We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join our New Look team.


The Role:

Part of the in-house Design team and reporting into the Senior Head of Design.
You are the Design ‘go to’ for all things F&A related for New Look.
As F&A Designer you will be responsible for the Trend view for Footwear and Accessories,
delivering key colours, finishes and shapes.
This is a strategic role. Managing the department specific requirements and working closely with design, buying and the suppliers defining and maintaining the Supplier/ Design relationships.
Putting the customer at the heart of everything you do.

Design

• This role requires a driven and self-motivated person.
• Trend research as part of the wider Design team. Focussing on all immerging social, street style, catwalk and competitor trends for F&A. Assisting in the production of Seasonal macro trend packs, Trend co-ordinations, catwalk presentations with the design team.
• Giving design direction to the buying teams on key shapes, colours, and finishes for the season and beyond. Highlighting key trends in time for the buying teams to be able to maximise their potential.
• Involved in brainstorming and range building with buying teams and providing design input into the strategy.
• Thinking about ways to wear and end use and ensuring that the right product is put forwards for development, and styling.
• Ownership of the design/supplier relationship. Managing the freelancer support needed ensuring that we recruit the best people for the project and write the briefs for the freelancers.
• This role isn’t about doing the actual design specs-This role will ensure that the New Look taste level is adhered to and the products being developed are as intended from the initial idea concept and brief.
• True brand guardian of F&A Design, ensuring handwriting and taste level is at a high standard and the vision is maintained through out the process.
• Keeping an eye on the competition both instore and online and creating comp shop reports for print.
• Communicating the footwear and accessories trends to the wider business and assisting the SHOD on marketing and press requests.
• Ability to communicate and present the F&A Design vision at all levels
• You will thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Tough skinned approach to feedback.

Team  

• You will have a great work ethic working collaboratively with Design and Buying colleagues always with a positive approach
• Acting as a positive role model for the Team and peers


About You:

• Previous experience as Footwear/Accessories Designer within a fashion company
• In depth knowledge of the current competitive and inspirational market.
• You will live and breathe all things Footwear and Accessories
• Fashion Design Qualification ideally at degree level in Footwear and Accessories Design or relevant experience.
• Proven experience designing Footwear/Accessories to Design level.
• Sound technical knowledge of the areas.
• Demonstrate a design handwriting that suits the New Look customer for Footwear and Accessories.
• Practical understanding of the design and production capabilities of the supply chain.
• PC  / Mac literate - Photoshop, Illustrator, IN-Design, Adobe Suite
• Ability to translate fashion trends into commercial product opportunities


Why New Look?

The amazing people, the love of fashion, the 4pm Friday finishes – there are so many reasons to love working at New Look.
We offer training to support you and your career progression, so that you can be at your absolute best.
You’ll also receive these amazing benefits:
• 40% staff discount
• Monthly 25% off  privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy
• Quarterly sample sales
• Season ticket loans

Apply now to find out more.

 


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