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Footwear Designer

  • Job Reference:
    JS23295
  • Date Posted:
    19 January 2024
  • Recruiter:
  • Location:
    Leicestershire
  • Salary:
    On Application
  • Sector:
  • Job Type:
    Permanent
  • Work Hours:
    Full Time
  • Contact:
    Jo
  • Email:
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Job Description

Our client is a leading supplier of on trend footwear for a number of UK High Street retailers and brands. They are now looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic designer to join an established Leicester business supplying all genders of footwear to the UK retail market.  Working as part of a small team of designers and account managers to deliver high quality product to our customer base

Footwear Designer - The Role:

  • Design & Product Development
  • Deliver clear trends and designs that are well researched with supporting information and satisfy the brief
  • Deliver well specified designs to sources with accurate technical components to ensure that resources are effectively used to deliver great product development
  • To be lead designer on dedicated customer accounts and take a proactive role in research through comp shops/ original samples bought to build the business with these customers.
  • Independent travel both for inspiration and product development.  Trips to sources that maximize company resources into the delivery of a high standard product offer
  • Trend analysis to be clear and timely to maximise sales opportunities
  • Mange the design workload to ensure sales opportunities are maximised.
  • Build positive and professional working relationships with the design team and all other departments in the business.
  • In this role you will be working as a lead designer on accounts and therefore will be required to deliver a high standard of communication with buyers and designers within our customer base.

Footwear Designer - The Candidate:

  • Educated to degree level in design and holding a relevant footwear qualification
  • Ideally 3 year design experience within a design department of a footwear business
  • Sound Knowledge of the UK footwear market
  • Experience of travel for both sourcing and development trips
  • Experienced at hand drawn design and competency in design programmes such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Procreate

Footwear Designer - The Package:

  • Competitive, dependant on experience

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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