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Designer/Product Developer - Fashion

Job Title: Designer/Product Developer - Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Staffordshire
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94761A
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: February 27, 2014 09:41

Job Description

This highly successful company are a key supplier of ladies and childrens fashion accessories to the UK high street market. They currently have an exciting opportunity for a creative and innovative Designer & Product Developer to join their fast-paced and growing head office team. As Designer & Product Developer you will work closely with the head of department to design and develop a creative, commercial and innovative range, taking into account the latest fashion trends and target market, whilst ensuring you are working within company strategy and guidelines. You will need strong commercial skills and product awareness as there will be a strong emphasis on development of new and exciting products in this role. Key responsibilities to include: · Designing and development of a commercial and trend led range of ladies and childrens fashion, hair and beauty accessories. · Working closely with senior members of the team to develop the department strategy and working to these briefs. Communicating briefs to suppliers. · Following through all product development stages with suppliers and customers. · Researching trends within the current market as well as competitor ranges to identify gaps and potential opportunities. · Producing CADs, technical drawings and mood boards to show overall vision for your area, as well as key design influences such as colour, shapes and style. · Attending sourcing trips and inspirational shopping trips. The successful candidate will: · Be an experienced Fashion Accessories Designer/Developer either for a key supplier to the UK high street or a leading retailer. Ideally you will have experience within product areas such as hair accessories, hair tools, jewellery, beauty accessories, and bags. Strong candidates other areas of fashion design or product design (beauty) are also encouraged to apply. · Have experience of working with a Far East supply base (particularly China). · Have an excellent commercial eye and a keen eye for product and for colour. · Be an advanced user of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and be able to demonstrate computer literacy with Microsoft Office programmes. · Be highly organised and able to prioritise a busy workload. · Be an excellent communicator. If you are a creative and product-led Designer/Developer with experience in Fashion looking for a new challenge with a growing business, apply now with a copy of your CV! 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.