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Designer - Bags & Accessories

Position details

  • Location: Poole Head Office
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 27/07/2018
  • Closing date: 17/08/2018

Animal the UK's lifestyle brand is looking to recruit a Bags & Accessories Designer to join our Design Team.

As a Designer you design a collection that exceeds customer’s expectations and achieves sales and profit targets through the development of a commercial range in line with the company strategies.

You will be responsible for:

  • Design products that are on brand, working with the Head of Men’s and Women’s Wear and Product Developers to ensure a balanced commercial and exciting range offer is put forward for approval
  • Responsible for trend and research for the Luggage/Bags/Accessories category, demonstrating your awareness and understanding of shape, colour, fabric and print
  • When appropriate, identify new product opportunities that are in line with the company brand, strategy and vision and communicate these to the Head of Men’s and Women’s Wear
  • Bring new and exciting ranges that maintain a leading edge on our competitors, know the competition and how we benchmark as a brand
  • Work with the Head of Men’s and Women’s Wear to analyse feedback from customers, monitor sales and identify the best-selling pieces, ensuring all products within the Luggage/Bags/Accessories category match and exceed expectations
  • Conduct regular store visits in order to gain valuable consumer feedback
  • Contribute to the development of the critical path and manage procedures in order to ensure that all deadlines are achieved
  • Develop close working relationships with all team members and designers across all categories, ensuring one consistent brand look, always adhering to brand and trademark legislation
  • Attend meetings as required to ensure all design requirements regarding development of products are clearly understood
  • Travel is required in accordance with business needs

You will need to have both commercial and brand awareness in order to design best sellers that offer creativity and originality. Our ideal candidate will possess both the experience and the skills as detailed above and will also have a passion, key interest and understanding of the lifestyle brand.

Please also include your portfolio with your application.

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Graphic Designer - Women's & Girls Wear

Position details

  • Location: Poole Head Office
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience
  • Contact: Michelle Murphy
  • Starting date: 20/07/2018
  • Closing date: 10/08/2018

Animal the UK's lifestyle brand is looking to recruit a Graphic Designer to join our Womenswear Team.

As a Graphic Designer you will provide graphics that exceeds customers' expectations through the development of a commercial range in line with the company strategies.

You will be responsible for:

  • Design graphics in line with the brief and brand expectations from initial graphic direction to finished artwork
  • Ensure colour palettes, creative direction and deadlines are met in line with the season critical path objectives
  • Ensure that all deadlines for Womenswear & Girls are achieved allowing graphics to be approved on time and in full and in line with the critical path, ensuring all department artworks are sent to suppliers on time
  • Work with designers to bring new and exciting graphics that are in line with our partners and customer requirements and maintain a leading edge on our competitors
  • Maintain and develop close working relationships with all product teams
  • Work with the design team to ensure a coherent range is designed, providing support and expertise to Womenswear and Girls graphics team
  • Identify new product opportunities that are in line with the brand, strategy and vision and communicate these to the Design Manager and Product Developer
  • Be involved in regular development meetings as required, ensuring all Graphic requirements regarding development of products are clearly understood for the whole Womenswear and Girls range
  • Ensure graphics are integrated in design terms with other product categories through on-going discussion with the Design Manager and Product Director
  • Work with the Design Manager and Product Developer to analyse feedback from customers, and identify the best-selling pieces and communicate findings to the Womenswear and Girls graphics team
  • Conduct regular store visits in order to gain valuable consumer feedback
  • Be able to manage own and Womenswear and Girls graphics team workload and work to deadlines. Be well organised and self-motivated

You will need to have both commercial and brand awareness in order to design best sellers that offer creativity and originality. A strong graphic and illustration style along with computer literacy, including illustrator and photoshop are also vital to being successful within this role.

Our ideal candidate will possess both the experience and the skills as detailed above and will also have a passion, key interest and understanding of the lifestyle brand.

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Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to recruitment@animal.co.uk

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If you’d love to work for us but haven’t spotted a role to match, then we’d still like to hear from you. We’re always in the market for fresh talent so here’s your chance to catch our attention, get sending to recruitment@animal.co.uk