Designer - Bags

Ref: MON09906
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Design
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 09/09/2018

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative Bags Designer to join our inspirational Accessorize Design team. Accessorize is an exciting area of the business with massive growth potential.  You will need to be commercial in your outlook and competent to design across a breadth of accessory areas.  If you’re an experienced PU and fabric bags, are a  Junior Designer or at designer level looking to add your own ‘stamp’ to the range, then we would like to hear from you!

This role will see you researching, identifying and interpreting trends for Accessorize and ‘must haves’ for the season.  Producing design briefs and reviewing our development processes to ensure effective working relationships between suppliers and the Design team is key.  You will also assist in planning and overseeing the critical path for your areas.  You will contribute to strategy within the team and drive the brand forward by challenging and developing accessory ranges.  You will be working with our Buying and Technical Services teams, building close working relationships with our clothing design team and managing budgets.  Overseas travel may be required. 

We are looking for someone who has extensive design experience of bags, belts and purses from a multi-accessories background.  You will have a fabulous sense of colour & drawing skills, and will enjoy working to high standards & delivering profit to the business.  You will be able to demonstrate your design flair and an understanding of the Accessorize ‘handwriting’.  We’re looking for some one who has a strong passion to work for Accessorize with the ability to design product with a unique point of difference from our global high st competitors.  With excellent presentation and communication skills, you will also be confident in presenting at a senior level.  Previous experience of working with suppliers in the Far East is desirable.  You will be competent with Photoshop; working knowledge of Illustrator is desirable.  Strong people management skills are a must.  If you are able to demonstrate a commercial understanding of both the accessories market and Accessorize customer, then this could be the role for you. 

What are we like to work for?

We take the development of our people pretty seriously. Why? First of all, we know it’s a reason why talented people are attracted to and stay at Monsoon Accessorize – to further their careers and to play a part in growing a successful business. Secondly, it makes sense for us to have a team of engaged, passionate and inspirational people.  Did you know that last year, we raised over £200K through our Monsoon Charity Trust fund raise?  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, performance related discretionary bonus, pension, life assurance, private medical insurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and theatre shows, tailor made dentist plans and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

 

If you feel you have the potential to become a Bags Designer, please apply now!

Please ensure that you upload relevant portfolio images along with your cv that are relevant to the Accessorize brand which reflect your ability to design for the Accessorize brand with a fantastic design handwriting identifying your skill for product knowledge, colour, fabrication and materials, spec drawings and briefs.

 

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