Adidas Junior Designer

Job

  • London  
    perm  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    Stella McCartney  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    11 December 2021  
    Posted on
    11 October 2021  

Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.

Overview:

Reporting to the Design Director, the Junior Designer is responsible for supporting the direction and creation of the Adidas Stella McCartney collection from concept to completion. This role will be working closely with the wider creative team to ensure that the collections focus on sustainable, quality garments.

Your Mission:

  • To support the Design Director, Head of Design - Adidas and the Senior Adidas Designer across all Adidas SMC collections and working to from creative concept to completion.

  • Develop flat sketches and detailed tech packs as well as researching seasonal themes and inspirations, in collaboration with the Head of Design.

  • Stay up to date with current sportswear trends, innovations and technologies as well as go above and beyond to create and source new concepts.

  • Work collaboratively with all key departments, including the Merchandising and Product Development, on new fabric developments, new technical fabrics and fabric selection for the collections.

  • Work with the Head of Design team to implement colour palette seasonally as requested.

  • Create sketching and in some cases cadding designs for hand off to tech design at Adidas for all Adidas Stella McCartney collaborations.

  • Ensure that all sketches are defined and put into development each season.

  • Work closely with the design assistants to ensure they are developed in their role.

  • Participate in the fittings in-house and at the manufacturer.

  • Establish effective constant working relationship with support tech team in Adidas, Germany and fabric, trim and product teams overseas.

  • Strong sketch realisation.

  • Proficient in fittings and confident in following through styles from sketch to production.

  • Communicate daily with cross-functional partners, both internal and global.

  • Support sample management and showroom set-up

  • Overseeing and supporting the updating of collection, style and mood boards on a regular basis.

  • Handling the development of each garment before handing over to Production, working closely with the Machinists, Pattern Cutters and Garment Techs.

  • Developing and creating new best sellers.

  • Travel when needed to support the business. 

Your Talent:

  • Experience ideally gained in the luxury design industry

  • Ability to delegate

  • Can work effectively on several projects simultaneously

  • Goal oriented, result driven individual

  • Commercially minded, quickly responding to business/market needs.

  • Strong team player who is able to work across multiple teams and under pressure

  • High work ethic, integrity and reliability with a “Hands on” attitude

  • Great time management skills

  • Comfortable working additional hours to perform duties, including weekends and also travel when necessary

  • Impeccable presentation and communication skills, both verbally and written

  • Must have strong computer skills, including excel and power point

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Creative thinker, with the ability to think outside the box and an eye for detail

  • Flexible to travel.

Reward:

Our philosophy is to go beyond monetary return and consider ourselves responsible for your wellbeing, your family, your health, your time and the community.

  • Up to 50% discount on Stella McCartney products

  • Exclusive staff sales and sample sales - Including other LVMH brands

  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%

  • Extensive private medical and critical illness insurance, as well as life assurance

  • Annual Health Screening

  • Annual Leave Shop where employees can buy or sell annual leave

  • Flexible working/core hours

  • Enchanced Maternity/paternity packages

  • Matched Give as You Earn charity scheme

  • Fitness membership (Classpass credits) and onsite yoga

  • Volunteer and Birthday leave

  • Health cash plan

  • Financial wellbeing program

  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support Services

  • Employee referral bonus

Optional/ Paid Benefits:

Childcare vouchers, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, tech scheme, travel and dental insurance and more.

We welcome people with disabilities and endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if you do require such adjustments please let us know within 48 hours of your interview.

At Stella McCartney, we like to be bold. For us this means challenging ourselves and the wider industry in which we operate. As part of our commitments to inclusive fashion, we have an ambitious strategy to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of everything we do. Our starting point is to create a workplace where different voices are respected, heard and empowered in equal measure regardless of factors such as culture and backgrounds, and to influence and disrupt fashion and other industries by providing opportunities for global diverse talent to shine.

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