newShort Turn Around Designer

Date Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham GL51 9NW

Job Description

Job Introduction

This truly is an amazing time to join the Superdry Design team and develop your career, we have a brilliant opportunity for a talented Designer, in a newly created role, to be a pivotal member of the team in the development of our short turnaround range, whilst maintaining our brand integrity and quality. This role will design across both genders but there will be a weighted focus around womenswear and our teen/gap and fashion follower consumers.

Main Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for creating and developing product led designs that strongly focus on our targeted consumer matrix, and brand opportunities
  • Enhance our brand DNA, by ensuing the brief is met and our consumer needs are always at the forefront
  • Support Head of Design and Design Manager to shape the range and deliver the product vision briefed
  • Identify new market opportunities in conjunction with the Collection Strategy team to drive sales and profits for this area
  • Be able to lead with innovative product solutions and have the agility to design multi product categories within both menswear and womenswear
  • Work directly with suppliers and our territory offices in the development of products
  • Have a strong all-round understanding of colour, fabric development both jersey and wovens, wash processes, finish techniques and garment construction, understanding shape and silhouette
  • Have a good level of attention to detail to ensure all product features and finishes are executed to a high standard and understand how this all needs to be brought together to meet the briefs provided
  • Design products to achieve the department pricing architecture – Foundation, Growth, Positioning
  • Produce creative and innovative designs with clear tech packs to produce ‘right first time’ samples
  • Manage sampling, ensuring the samples are delivered on time and executed to the Superdry standards and requirements
  • Collaborate with the team and wider business to work in an agile way to get our lead time products to market as quickly as possible
  • Be responsible for integral dates within the critical path and meeting agreed SLA’s
  • Present in key meetings, with regular interaction at exec level (Creative Director, CEO)
  • Actively contribute to the development of the sourcing strategy
  • Work collaboratively with our regional offices, product developers and technical team
  • Lead the relationship with the Legal team, cross referencing designs and brand marks
The Ideal Candidate
  • Experienced in design techniques and processes with a genuine interest in apparel and culture
  • An excellent communicator at all levels
  • Able to easily convey aesthetic vision to the leadership team and key suppliers/territory offices
  • Genuinely immersed in style and have a love for trends, colour, print and pattern
  • Strong in your presentation and negotiation skills
  • Degree educated in Fashion Design or related field with a wealth of experience in a Fashion Design role
  • A strong collaborator
  • Able to think strategically and problem solve in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Flexible and able to adjust quickly to changes and deliver on deadline
  • Able to prioritise multiple projects while simultaneously handling demands and changes
  • Competent in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, etc.)
  • Ideally experienced with PLM program systems
  • Able to deliver departmental KPIs
  • Available to work in Cheltenham 2-3 days per week
About The Company

Superdry have been making world class product for 15 years, and we’re proud of it. Our mission is to inspire and engage the contemporary style obsessed consumer, whilst leaving a positive environmental legacy.

Together, we have built a brand that has cut through the global apparel market at record speed, taking market share from brands that have existed for decades. But we have a big opportunity ahead of us as we launch 4 new collections.

We are now on an exciting journey to reset our brand and return to our design-led roots and we are looking for talented people to join us on our journey.

Package Description
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and an additional day off to celebrate your Birthday. We also offer a holiday buying scheme.
  • Family is massively important to us, so we have a broad range of family-friendly working policies in place, including enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption leave
  • Company Pension scheme
  • All employees are covered by our Life Assurance policy whilst working at Superdry. We feel it’s important to offer protection for your family and loved ones in such a situation and to support this we offer life assurance cover which pays a lump sum equivalent either twice or four times your annual salary
  • A big staff discount – naturally. Because we know that you love to wear Superdry, you’ll benefit from a 50% discount in store and online and our Head Office is home to our very own store for staff only where you can treat yourself to heavily discounted sample stock
  • A health cash plan is open to all employees.
  • Private Medical cover - a taxable benefit, which managers are eligible to opt in to
  • Flexible working - to help you achieve that all-important work-life balance
  • We want you to share in our success and so we have a choice of Share Save schemes you can opt into
  • A global employee assistance plan in place that you can access anytime you want - it’s free and confidential
  • You’ll also have access to a Cycle To Work Scheme and an excellent Car contract hire/purchase scheme along with a massive range of local discounts with businesses across Gloucestershire

At Superdry, everyone has a voice and we want to hear it. We create environments where individuality can flourish and is celebrated as part of who we are as a brand. We’re incredibly proud that over 90% of our people feel strongly that they can be themselves at work.

We want to meet people with varied backgrounds because we understand that diversity of thought encourages new ideas to thrive, fuelling creativity and enabling us to do better work. We want to build a team which represents a variety of backgrounds, styles, perspectives, and skills; we hire people based on their merit and potential.

We also welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Superdry and will always accommodate it where possible.

To support our Diversity & Inclusion agenda, we have introduced blind applications, which are a simple and straightforward practice during the first step of the hiring process. This means that some personal information, for example, name, gender and education history will be removed at application stage to prevent bias.

As we won’t be able to look at your CV, please make sure your profile is as detailed as possible.

Please also have a look at our career website. Here you can find information about the Growing Futures Programme, a scheme that supports applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds to apply for roles at our HO in Cheltenham.

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