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Designer (Denim/Outerwear) - Karen Millen

Job Function:
Design
Location:
London
Job Type:
Permanent

Summary of the Role

An agile creative thinker working with the Head of Design, innovating product within your category in line with the vision and key trends. You will be responsible for designing and building ranges across the Casual/Jersey Department in partnership with the Wovens buyer.

 

Key Responsibilities/Skills

  • Deliver balanced and extensive design research e. g. using directional shopping, fabric fairs, catwalk awareness to create unique stand out product lines
  • Is able to monitor/ evaluate the commercial potential of designs within own area and can articulate key shapes and volume lines
  • Conduct regular visits to both Stores and Competition to increase market awareness
  • Responsible for creation of concept board/packs for design presentations ensuring all research/items are sourced to represent key messages
  • Create technical packs consistent for suppliers to translate. Wide technical knowledge utilised to support technical team to create best fit garments reflecting relevant blocks
  • Liaising with peers within the Buying and Merchandising teams to fully support the overall delivery of a profitable and commercial range whilst helping to drive a wider awareness of trend and innovation through the business
  • Adheres to the brand CP and departmental deadlines to ensure your product is available for all key meetings and deadlines
  • Potentializing use of supplier base for seasonal sourcing of key fabric and new opportunities and ideas
  • Take ownership of category, ensuring your product is available for all look book / campaigns and ecom shoots
  • Flexibility to travel locally and off shore

 

Behaviour

  • An innovative thinker, who models the way forward and helps drive category
  • Confident established communicator
  • Be an expert in your field
  • Manage, motivate and develop any direct reports
  • Influential and persuasive able to inspire
  • Proactive individual with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Efficient and organised
  • Demonstrates ownership and accountability for their role, their team and their results

 

The following values and behaviours underpin the working environment at oasis and we require all employees to adopt the as a prerequisite to achieve our mission statement

Passion … Agility … Creativity … Teamwork