Senior Fashion Designer

Job description

Oh Polly is regularly ranked in the top 5 fastest growing pureplay online retailers in the UK competing with the likes of; Pretty Little Thing, Missguided, ASOS, and Primark. We are seeking a passionate individual who lives and breathes fashion, and loves keeping up to date with the latest trends and celebrity culture. You will have a strong understanding of our target market, an awareness of who the ‘Oh Polly Customer’ is and how to speak to our audience.

As a Senior Designer you will work closely with the Creative Director on all styles starting from initial pass-off to the production stage.
You will work with a team of designers to help develop concept and colour proposals. You will research and monitor the consumer and marketplace to identify opportunities to stay ahead of the competition. Assist with fittings and take concise notes for overseas suppliers, taking products to final sign off ready for production. Present concepts and designs in a clear way ensuring accurate visualisations communicate every possible design detail. Flexibility working across different labels when needed and managing multiple projects at once, ensuring all deadlines are met.

You will be…
- Researching, developing and designing across multi-product category, including identifying key shapes for the season, and creation concept              proposals.
- Reacting to sales information and liaising with merchandising to update and develop our core product.
- Sourcing new fabrications, techniques and trimmings, expert understanding of stretch fabric and experience across woven's.
-Tracking sample development, updating trackers and other teams of collection timelines weekly.
- Working closely with in-house Buying teams – collaborating to create fresh product, each season.
- Working with the sample team on fits on a daily basis, identifying and problem solving issues, communicating in a clear and concise manner with       factories to ensure designs are developed according to spec & comments.
- Building relations with suppliers and advising factories on direction, silhouette, construction, key details, fabrics, trimmings and artworks.

- Tech Packing Multi Product, Peer reviewing tech packs.
- Managing and Developing Assistant Designers.

What on offer?

  • International travel
  • 50% discount on all Oh Polly products.
  • Corporate gym membership.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus an extra day off for your birthday.
  • Company Pension.
  • Office Nespresso machine (for all the coffee lovers).
  • Bright spacious offices.
  • Company social events
  • £35,000 Per annum DOE

To apply please submit your resume along with either a portfolio or examples of your work.

Requirements

We’d love to meet, someone who :
- Has previous 3+ years experience designing multi-product in a similar brand.
- Expert knowledge of cut and construction.
- Strong commercial handwriting and understanding of the customer.
- Expert in adobe creative suite ( photoshop / illustrator).
- Is Willing to travel internationally for sourcing and product development trips
- Is highly skilled in design for stretch fabric.
- Is organised and a self starter who will take initiative.
- Thrives under pressure.

*Please Submit CV & short portfolio demonstrating relevant work....Applications which do not include a portfolio will not be considered