HOME TEXTILES DESIGNER
Due 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date: Tuesday 20th January.
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