Design Admin Assistant - 37.5 hrs (Battersea)

Date Posted: 28 days ago
London SW8•Remote

Job Description

Who we are: We are a company founded on the principle of People & Planet above Profit and we are proud of our B Corp Status. JoJo is a team effort and so many of our employees have put their heart and soul into their jobs, making sure we offer the most gorgeous collections and deliver the best service.
We may have grown into the UK’s leading mother and baby retailer, but we will never compromise on the quality of our products – it’s part of our DNA! Our customers trust us to offer excellent quality at reasonable prices. All our team members strive to be the best they can be and we love how we support each other.
We put our growth down to our passion for people and our commitment to running an ethical and sustainable company. Couple this with our fantastic designs, innovative products, attention to detail and the never-ending pursuit of high standards means we have built a company that makes all of us proud.

Our Values: *

The most useful thing a person can do in this world is to create ethical employment in a business which is a force for good, respecting our people and our planet.

We embrace and openly welcome people from different cultures, perspectives and experiences to create a diverse and enriched company. We work hard to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people, regardless of background to make sure we grow our company sustainably and with different cultural influences. We are guided by our values and B Corp status in everything we do, and we recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us make a difference to all our employees and customers.
What we expect from you: An insight into what you’ll be doing:
You’ll be in a fast-paced omni-channel retail environment assisting a team that creates and develops a range of quality, fun and engaging designs that makes JoJo unique.
As part of our busy, but friendly, design team, you will be responsible for assisting with the development of multiple items across the breadth of our categories for childrenswear and maternity fashion. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is new to the industry & eager to learn about all aspects of design from conception to final product.

Whilst there is opportunity for hybrid working with some working from home this role is key to supporting the designers in the office and therefore the majority of time will be spent in our Battersea design studio.

A day in the life:

  • Assisting the designers in completion and maintenance of in house records and filing – design files files and spreadsheets on the computer and physical samples and submissions.
  • Assisting with researching trend and inspiration, comparative analysis & competitor observation. Helping to collate information ready for presentation to wider teams.
  • Under guidance, assisting with drawing up CAD garment illustrations and completing detailed specifications.
  • Assisting the designer with management of the design critical path to ensure business deadlines are met.
  • Ensuring sample comments from the designers are fed back to suppliers effectively and further sampling requested as necessary.
  • Assisting the team in management of samples and submissions.
  • Actively engaging in ethical or environmental improvements to our sourcing.

What we look for in you: What we look for in you:

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Packages including Excel.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustratrator.
  • Aptitude to learn. Degree or equivalent qualification in Fashion Design, ideally with work placement experience in a commercial but design led retailer.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A developing understanding of garment construction, fabric & printing techniques.
  • Ability to multi-task and work happily in a busy, whilst friendly atmosphere.
  • Good organisational skills. Never missing a trick, with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to get things done and improvise as required with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Just to give you a taste of our culture, we’ll be looking for you to:

  • Be a brand ambassador, ensuring that our values and ethos are never compromised.
  • Be honest and respectful.
  • Work collaboratively.
  • Talk openly and actively listen.
  • Take ownership of all aspects of the role.

The benefits.: What extras can you expect?

We believe R&R is important so for each year you’re with us, you have an extra day’s holiday.

  • Why work on your Birthday? Have it off.
  • Let’s celebrate JoJo doing well – non-contractual annual profit share.
  • Helping plan for the future - contributory pension scheme.
  • Get on the move - cycle to work scheme.
  • Support for planning your finances - JoJo saving scheme.
  • Looking to work more flexibly It's a possibility with this position – and there’s always our Pilates classes!
  • Why always work in the office? Mix it up, have the two. Working from home can suit JoJo and you.
  • Having a great time - fabulous social events (when we can again).
  • Supporting our communities – volunteer days.
  • Being mindful – Health and Wellbeing Hub
  • We love our products! 40% discount off JoJo branded lines.
  • “It’s up to you” learning environment - ongoing training and educational development initiatives and opportunities.
  • Sad to leave your furry friend at home - our offices are dog friendly for friendly pooches.

Location: Cloisters Business Centre,8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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