Two New Posts Available At The Rug House In Newry


Job Vacancies:


dn_screenDue to continuing growth we require a textile designer to help design our own homeware collections with focus being primarily on rugs but also on other homewares such as cushions, blankets, bedding and curtains. Originality combined with a retail understanding is crucial to our business and we are looking for an inspired designer who can create original textile designs with a strong brand style.

The Role: *  Working in conjunction with the directors and purchasing department, you will be responsible for the entire creative design of our own rug collections and other homewares *  Responsible for building directional, trend led ranges, identifying new designs, colours, materials and finishes seasonally *  Assist in the research of new product opportunities by monitoring customer and market activities *  Assist in trend prediction or upcoming seasons *  Attending trade shows where appropriate in order to source and appoint appropriate suppliers *  Assist with initial stage quality checks when products are delivered *  Work with colleagues to analyse feedback from partners & customers, monitor sales and identify the best-selling pieces, to ensure all products exceed customer expectations and maximise sales and profit potential *  Understand manufacturing techniques and materials in textile production (specifically rugs)

Person Specification *  Textile design qualification is essential *  Experience designing for retail is desirable *  An eye for detail with an excellent understanding of colour, design and material appropriate for retail *  Strong portfolio or proven experience of producing creative, commercially viable designs within a retail environment *  Awareness of customers’ needs making decisions with them in mind *  Ability to think on a creative and strategic level ensuring product designs are suitable for mass retail *  Ability to carry out and analyse customer, market and competitor research *  Broad understanding of UK & International Home retail market activities *  Ability to influence at all levels within the business with strong inter-personal skills *  Ability to work independently and take ownership of processes *  Software skills required : AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Salary and terms are very competitive. Apply by forwarding CV and cover letter to Closing Date: Tuesday 20th January.

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