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Senior Bag & Accessories Designer

Job Title: Senior Bag & Accessories Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91233
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DMB.14406.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 25, 2013 15:17

Job Description

This trend-led retailer actively seeks an experienced Senior Ladies' Handbag Designer to join its Accessories team. Key responsibilities: * To develop and maintain knowledge of current and potential market/fashion trends within the accessories market * To contribute to the strategic plan for the bags department by proposing ideas about the latest shapes, colours, moods, fabrics and techniques. * Producing mood boards to show the overall vision of your area as well as key design influences such as colour, shapes and style. * Identifying new design opportunities and presenting these to the team and Design Manager accordingly Successful candidate will: * Be a creative and passionate designer with excellent knowledge of the accessories market by ensuring you are up to date with the latest catwalk shows, key market trends as well as what your competitors are doing * Have experience of working closely with buying teams and attending Far East product development and factory trips and have the willingness to travel * A wealth of handbag and accessories design experience at a senior level, working in the UK fashion industry either with a key retailer or brand * Competent user of Illustrator or photoshop with excellent hand drawing skills * Be confident leading a team - offering motivation and creative direction to more junior members of the team If this sounds like the position for you, please apply with a copy of your updated CV along with relevant artwork from your portfolio. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.