River Island Jobs in Birmingham – Womens Footwear Designer

Website River Island

Job Description:

Our Design Team deliver stand-out, affordable fashion with the unique style and touches that underpin the River Island handwriting. As a Designer, you’ll start to set the direction for your categories, and will be accountable for full development cycle of products for inclusion in the final ranges, that represent key trends and drive commercial results, and present a balanced overall range for our customer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In developing broad industry and competitor awareness, identify and realise new product and design opportunities aligned to our overall Product strategy
  • Deliver superior product from concept to completion that represents key trends and commercial opportunities, and create a balanced range for your category
  • Support new Design Talent through mentoring junior team members, creating learning opportunities and fostering inclusion and diversity of opinion
  • Through strong understanding of fabric, engineering, fit and quality, produce designs to a high technical standard, and excellent first sample hit rate, for the level of the market
  • Through in-depth broad market and customer awareness and research, and a thorough understanding of the River Island brand, lead and shape Product Development discussions that address key trends and opportunities
  • Understand sales history, sales and margin targets and range plans for your own area of accountability and division to ensure designs are aligned to deliver on commercial opportunities
  • Through strong relationships and collaboration with Buying counterparts, suppliers, fabric mills and Fabric Sourcing identify and realize opportunities for newness, trends and sourcing
  • Provide direction to Trainee and Assistant Designers, managing their workload to ensure they contribute effectively to the design process

Job Requirements:

  • Qualifications or studies relevant to Design are essential
  • Must be able to provide a portfolio of Design work
  • Strong technical and creative design skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Track record of mentoring and developing others
  • Advanced Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills are essential
  • Strong Product Development skills

Qualification & Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Junior Designer or equivalent is essential

Job Details:

Company: River Island

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Birmingham, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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