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Place of work: United Kingdom, Inner London
Type of job contract: for an indefinite period, full-time
Date of creation: 12.07.2016
Information: Others - description of offer
Starting date: Not specified
Offered salary: Not specified
Number of positions: 1
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Our Brand BHS is a business on a mission. Established in 1928 our outrageous ambition is “To be The Number one Family Retailer on the High Street”. We aim to offer inspiring updates for the home and stylish clothing for our customers and their families. Value for money is at the heart of our brand, our prices are always affordable without compromising on quality. We are an energetic bunch here at BHS, passionate and extremely proud of the products we deliver. We will give you every opportunity to show off your talent, inspire our customers and become everything you ever wanted to be. And as someone who takes real pride in their work, you’ll fit in perfectly with a company that believes nothing is too much trouble for its customers. Our Values We are always; • ENERGETIC • STRAIGHTFORWARD • APPROACHABLE • TRUSTED • COMMERCIAL • INSPIRATIONAL The Role An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Casualwear Designer to join us here at BHS. As one of the most senior designers on the department you will be responsible for a large percentage of the mix. Reporting directly into the Head of Design you will work closely with the Casualwear Buyer to develop a range that exceeds our customers’ expectations and helps achieve departmental targets. Main responsibilities include : • Work alongside the Design team to research and produce seasonal trends including direction for print, colour and fabric • Work alongside the Buyer, Merchandiser and Head of Design to range build and strategically plan the department • Deputise for the Head of Design when appropriate • Delegate some key areas of responsibility to more junior team members, i.e. trend analysis and CAD illustration, presentation, press shows, new businesses opportunities • Ensure that all product designed maintains the BHS handwriting • Regularly update teams on emerging trends • Identify timing and weighing of trends accurately and apply to the Casualwear range • Support the identification of key trends for the division and interpret this for Casualwear • Work closely with the suppliers to develop fabrics • Work closely with the Suppliers to develop new techniques • Ensure that the design process adheres to the critical path • Ensure the range is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the BHS customer • Ensure involvement in the product development from brief to press • Produce clear and concise spec packs for overseas sampling • Attend fit sessions and input on the fit and makeup of garments • Manage the performance of the team, setting objectives, giving regular feedback • Ensure effective communication at all levels and encourage open communication within the team • Build effective cross functional relationships • Undertake international travel including supplier and inspirational trips • Attend weekly trade meetings • Understand the basics of trade results and its impact on the Design Team The Person • Designer or Senior Designer with experience in designing Casualwear preferably within a Retailer or large supplier • Excellent understanding of fabric and fits • Ability to interpret trends into directional, commercial product for the BHS customer • Experience working with European and Far East factories/suppliers • Basic CAD skills including Photoshop and Illustrator • Experience of managing, developing and inspiring more junior Designers • Experienced in presenting to Senior Management • Ability to work under own initiative • Ability to work independently using own initiative and creativity • Efficient, delivers on time • Ability to push back appropriately where necessary This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/JobSeeking/Senior-Designer---Womens-Casualwear_job63479251.
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