Baby Wear Designer, UK


Baby wear Designer - Cardiff
An exciting and fast paced environment to work in; we're growing rapidly and aim to be a leading fashion multi-channel retailer as we grow our channels but retain our core company principles and values.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to assist the B&M Director and controllers in the day-to-day running of the Buying and Merchandising department.
Responsible for contributing to trend direction and designing a commercially focused range, in line with the brand 'handwriting' and fashion attitudes to enhance the brand position.
Trend and Design Process
• In conjunction with the team collates collating diligent research through collating general fashion forward and current trend information, inspirational and competitive shopping etc. Ensuring the Head of Department and department colleagues are kept up to date with the market, enforcing design intelligence at departmental level as well as the general top line trends.
• Contributes to creating and participating in seasonal trend presentations, colour palettes and trend tracking.
• Works collaboratively with their buyer to ensure the trends and looks are interpreted at departmental level across the fashion attitudes, range build and through the store grades.
• Responsible for designing the departmental range in line with brand strategy to ensuring that it is balanced, reflects customer requirements and is without duplication.
• Establishes key relationship with Buying and QA, in order to actively develop brand 'handwriting' and communicate key product direction and trends.
• Produce spec drawings for the factories/suppliers to follow as and when required. Making sure all spec sheets/briefing packs are sent out in line with critical path.
• Responsible for maintaining an effective and timely design process, in line with the critical path and planning cycle;
• Responsible for conducting and producing inspiration shop reports as required.
• Able to design multi-product
Technical and systems
• Works with QA and Buying on first samples, attends the initial fit sessions, to ensure the garments are being executed in line with the overall handwriting of the range. Making sure trim, print and detailing is appropriate to the required vision.
• To have a full awareness of all legal and safety standards.
• Be a competent user of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop computer design packages, whilst having a robust knowledge of the relevant internal systems.
• To attend and complete selected internal & external training courses as required.
Effective Working relationships
• Works with the Marketing Dept. to develop strong and consistent brand image and to re-enforce the Visual Merchandising strategies.
• Effectively builds relationships across peer group in order to drive performance through teamwork.
The above is an overview of the definition of the key job responsibilities. There will be other Ad Hoc duties that your line manager may require of you. You will need to demonstrate your flexibility in order to ensure deadlines are met.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Designer to learn and progress to the next level within a head office environment. Benefits include:
- Staff discounts within the Group
Pension scheme
- 28 days paid holiday- On-going training and development to give the opportunity to progress within the ever growing business
- Opportunity to work near the city centre within a modern office building with onsite Caf?
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