Textile Designers - Design & Development

  • Job Reference: JR4246
  • Date Posted: 13 July 2018
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment
  • Location: South Yorkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Design
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jo Raynor
  • Email: info@uandirecruitment.co.uk

Job Description

Our client is the leading UK manufacturer of commercial fabrics for interiors, health, education, transport and retail. They are a global business with offices and clients around the world and have won a number of leading industry awards for their innovative and sustainable production. They now have an opportunity based in Yorkshire for 3 talented textile designers - one for their interiors contract side, one for the innovation team and one for their transport team

Designer (Design & Development) - The Role:

  • Provide consistent support to your line managers in all areas of the design and technical development process and team management. 
  • Be a creative guardian of the Brands textiles. Leading, inspiring and delivering a strong, uncompromising creative point of view to the business.
  • Design and create concepts that move into viable, exciting textiles, ensuring the business meets the ever-changing demands of the market. 
  • Creatively contribute to design led concepts for our portfolio and with strategic customers to develop and implement new products in line with the market and the Brand; with a focus on building a leading market position.
  • Support and contribute to the development of the creative vision and direction by providing the relevant expertise and insight required.
  • Ensure that creativity, together with innovation and environmental sustainability remains the focus.
  • Ensure all products are fit for purpose and meet the required performance specifications, environmental aspects, aesthetics and costs as the product development request details. 
  • Research current trends and utilise this knowledge to be inspirational in expanding the scope of the brands trend direction. 
  • Apply these global trends of fabric, colour, lifestyle, travel, aesthetics and technical innovations to new product developments. 
  • Show an understanding of the global textile market and make informed contributions that may lead to and drive the new product proposals.
  • Make valuable contributions to all design/ creative meetings
  • Always act as an ambassador for the business when liaising with customers/end users and suppliers, upholding the business values.
  • Attend relevant industry and networking events, if required, promoting the Brand, acting as the keeper of the brands’ relevance, aesthetic and values.
  • Contribute to the development of design “stories” for each range development.
  • Input into brainstorms on marketing material and merchandising, focused on elevating the brand and inspiring our customers.
  • To successfully design, develop and implement new products in line with business strategic expectations.

Designer (Design & Development) - The Candidate

  • Relevant and proven design experience for either interior contract fabrics, developing innovative fabrics for future market needs or design of textiles for the transport sector. 
  • Strong technical textile design skills in surface pattern and weave.
  • Strong conceptual skills to work up ideas and be energetic about presenting ideas and concepts to customers, both existing and future ones.
  • The ability to work independently with passion and drive whilst demonstrating high levels of resilience and energy.
  • Be a creative visionary who is passionate about the power of design to change the world. 
  • Proven ability to demonstrate new solutions and creativity, whilst assessing its commerciality. 
  • Have a desire to be the best in everything you do with an ability to create a positive and inspiring culture. 
  • Hands on / can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work and communicate with individuals at all levels and sensitive to internal pressures and corporate demands.
  • Skilled at working with cross-functional teams, project management and product development, often managing multiple projects with a broad range of internal and external constituents simultaneously and with tight deadlines for project completion. 
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about complex issues and develop thoughtful recommendations and action plans. 
  • Creative and forward thinking
  • Dynamic and proactive
  • Innovative and Engaging 
  • Honest, sincere and genuine 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Team worker 
  • Dedicated and conscientious 
  • Flexible & resilient 

Designer (Design & Development) - The Package:

  • Highly competitive package that reflects the position.
Please note that due to the anticipated interest in this role only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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