Design & Product Developer

Design & Product Developer

£ dependent upon experience
REF: 12071AA
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Job Description

Based within a busy, fast paced design studio, we are recruiting for an experienced Designer / Product Developer with a talent for designing lingerie, swimwear and nightwear.  The ideal applicant will come from a supplier environment, and able to demonstrate a versatile handwriting as you will be working with a diverse folio of retailers, e-tailers and brands.

Design & Product Developer  – The Job Outline

  • Ability to research new trends, and to drive for new and innovative concepts/developments for customers. Mindful of their brief and requirements, price point and to ensure commercially viability.
  • Has an on-trend vision, utilising confident Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop to create beautiful designs, presentations and mood boards etc, and are always of the highest standard and attention to detail.
  • To maintain and nurture strong relationships with buyers; from initial design presentation and throughout the design/order process – and demonstrate how to range build and help buyers with seasonal selections.
  • Strong technical understanding of lingerie, swim and nightwear to ensure CADs can be self-checked prior to factory submission, and resolve any actions on arrival of initial sampling.
  • To liaise with factories regarding sample leadtimes and to follow up on new developments including sourcing, fabric & trims, new mould developments etc.  Monitor and update critical path and communicate changes. 
  • Work closely with technical team at all times to ensure all products are technically viable for production, and to proactively make any necessary amends
  • Knowledge and understanding of the various fabrics used across lingerie, swim and intimates to source and select correct fabrics and components.
  • Be commercially aware of best/poor sellers and proactively strive for continuous improvement and opportunities to maximise potential.
  • Ownership of your CAD/sampling process in line with critical path. Ensure all documentation is correct at point of both development and order handovers including BOM development and management.
  • Travelling - inspiration/comp shop, trade shows, and to visit factories, suppliers and customer.

Design & Product Developer – The Person Specification

  • Proven design experience within lingerie, swimwear or nightwear apparel (minimum of 3 years) from within a supplier environment.
  • Good technical understanding of garment manufacturing process; from concept to finished production.
  • Good knowledge of base fabrics, compositions and qualities, to be aware of costings, to source new trims & componentry.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills: to develop and capitalise upon strong relationships with internal teams and external customers, buyers, factories and suppliers.
  • Highly attentive to detail, exceptionally well organised with ability to prioritise own workload and be a team player.
  • Commercially aware of best/poor performers and cost parameters to maximise opportunities
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to travel : comp shops, trade shows, visit customers, suppliers and factories.

Please send your updated CV, full contact details and separate examples of your design work in PDF format to  quoting our reference: 12071AA              

If the email address is not displayed in this advert, then please contact People Marketing directly on 0115 922 3335quoting the job reference number, and we shall supply you with the correct address.

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.


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