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Designer/Product Developer - Accessories

Job Title: Designer/Product Developer - Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Staffordshire
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95619
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: May 29, 2014 18:03

Job Description

This successful business are a key supplier of ladies and childrens accessories to the UK high street market. They currently have an exciting opportunity for a creative and innovative Designer & 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 must enjoy working in a fast-paced and creative environment and working across a broad range of products from professional, functional beauty and hair tools, to fun and fashionable hair accessories, bags and jewellery. You will need strong commercial skills, CAD 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: * Have relevant accessories/product design experience from either a key supplier to the UK high street or a leading retailer. You must have experience across product areas such as hair accessories, hair tools, beauty tools, jewellery, beauty accessories, or bags. * 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. This is an exciting opportunity to join a business during a period of growth and advancement. If you think you have the relevants skills and experience then don't delay, apply now. 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.

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