Junior/Designer - Women's Holiday Shop

Location: Hanger Lane, West London

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, Mon-Fri

Contract Type: Permanent

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Junior/Designer - Women's Holiday Shop

 

With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.

The role...

With a mindset that’s both creative and commercial, our Design team work closely with Buying and Merchandising to realise a range that’s as stylish and fashion-forward as it is affordable and fast-selling – all in a world where each day is different and as exciting as the next.

Day to Day

  • Strong interpretation of trends into commercial designs
  • Gathering & using relevant inspiration to drive newness and range development 
  • Constantly developing the range with Buying to ensure it is fresh and continues to be relevant for the customer
  • Developing the product strategy with the Buyers and Merchandisers, which can then be translated into specific products for the range
  • Following product development through from Brief to Production
  • Working with an Assistant designer, managing her workload and development

 

The Candidate

  • Looking for a highly motivated and creative individual with 3 years + experience in the fashion industry
  • Swim experience would be preferred but not necessary
  • Good print eye with at least basic knowledge of print and embellishment design
  • Ability to build independent colour and trend stories
  • Sourcing and development trip experience would be preferred but not necessary
  • An understanding and passion for emerging trends
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator would be beneficial
  • Experience working with European, Indian & Far East factories 
  • Ability to strongly interpret trends into designs/product for the River Island customer
  • Ability to manage own workload 
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present in front of Management
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Good teamwork and inter-personal skills
  • Understanding of the fit process and experience fitting garments from first fit to production

  In return we offer...

  • 50% Staff Discount
  • Pension Scheme
  • Competitive holidays plus bank holidays
  • Season ticket loan
  • Discounted on-site gym membership
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Staff Shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free onsite parking
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