Designer

Ref: MON10778
Salary: Competitive
Department: Design
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Monsoon Childrenswear ensures to deliver fun, uniqueness and quality to our customers. A heritage running back to 1995, Childrenswear has found its own voice and we encourage passionate and talented people to join this team

We’re looking for a Designer to join our Childrenswear department to work on our Girls and Baby daywear categories.  This is a great opportunity for an established Designer to deliver a fun unique exiting day range with a strong Monsoon handwriting to delight and deliver great product to our customers.

What will you do as a Designer?

  • Trend research including catwalks, print, graphics, new shapes and fabrics
  • Identify and present key trends for the season by month with key shapes, fabrics , colour and graphic direction
  • Deliver trends from research to delivery to the customer
  • Assist in planning and deliver to Critical time path for your department
  • Effectively communicating with team and suppliers to deliver on time
  • Proactively respond to changing needs of the business and the day to day challenges to ensure delivery of the product ranges to the customer
  • Demonstrate a flexible, can do-do approach and use own initiative in every aspect of your job
  • Creation of sketches, design briefs & tech packs on a monthly basis to CTP and execute with the suppliers
  • Digital production of embroideries, appliqués, motifs and graphics

What you will need to succeed as a Designer?

  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a Designer on Girls Wear in a fashion retail brand. Baby wear experience would be a benefit
  • Degree in fashion
  • Passionate about children’s wear
  • Good understanding of the children’s wear market, trends and what is commercially successful in the current market
  • Have an excellent eye for detail and colour
  • Good understanding of garment construction and fabrics is key
  • Be able to work at a face pace and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Be able automatously as well as in a small team
  • Experience working with an Indian supplier base is essential
  • Excellent PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) with an emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy

Please note all applications should include a portfolio and a link to your website to be considered for the role advertised.

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

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