Senior Designer - Home Textiles

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Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH13033

£28000 - £32000 per annum


Role Title
Senior Designer - Home Textiles
Greater Manchester
Salary negotiable depending on experience + bonus + benefits

Role Profile
Our client, a leading supplier of home textiles into the retail market, is looking to appoint a number of Senior Designers to join their head office team based in Greater Manchester. The business offers a wide range of products including; curtains, roller and roman blinds, kitchen co-ordinates, beanbags, cushions, bedding and towels. Supplying into some of the UK's leading home retailers, the business has achieved "Supplier of the Year" status on several occasions, working closely with retailers to develop new products and improve service. You will have a strong background in design, a keen eye for detail and an enthusiastic, hardworking and energetic approach to work. The role will sit within the Bedding & Readymade team, reporting into the Head of Design, therefore specific product experience is essential (Bedding & Readymade). This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative, innovative and experienced Designer ready to take the step up, to join an award-winning home textiles business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete regular trend analysis
  • Develop and design new products and ranges in line with current trends, sales performance and client requirements
  • Work closely with the mills ensuring they are fully briefed on design requirements
  • Regularly attend exhibitions, shows and trend presentations, identifying key trends and design opportunities to further develop in house
  • Ensuring all samples and art work are presented to clients within the agreed time scales
  • Maintaining regular contact with clients through the design process, keeping them updated on progress
  • Conduct regular competitor analysis to identify further design opportunities



Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Currently working at Designer or Senior Designer level
  • Minimum 5 years' experience within product area (bedding and/or readymade is essential)
  • Innovative with a keen eye for/ ability to predict trends
  • Confident using CAD
  • Confident using AVA (preferably although will consider Photoshop)
  • Confident, well presented and customer facing
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Strong design ability, highly creative with a passion for product areas



Client information
Our client is an award-winning supplier of homewares into leading retailers

Remuneration
Salary negotiable depending on experience + bonus + benefits

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