Senior Designer (Jersey)

  • Havant  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    13 February 2020  
    Posted on
    15 January 2020  

Summary of main purpose of the job:

Designing and developing product/ranges, managing and motivating your team on a day to day basis and working in conjunction with buying to ensure deadlines and company strategies are accomplished.

Experience level/Qualification level:

¿ Degree in fashion or another relevant area.
¿ In depth experience in design.

Main Duties/ responsibilities:


  • Identify season trends appropriate for the FatFace brand through trips, research, competitor visits and reviews of past performance. Present these to the teams in the form of Design Direction boards.
  • Monitor supplier and market activity to update own knowledge with latest trends, techniques and washes to ensure the FatFace products are up-to-date, high quality and meet current and future customer needs.
  • Develop and source fabric and trims that are suitable for the FatFace brand, ensuring they are in-line with the fabric strategy.
  • Originate and develop design ideas which deliver the design direction and which are in line with the departmental product strategy.
  • Create and oversee the production of comprehensive design packs, ensuring accurate and timely completion and together with the relevant buyers to achieve right first time sampling.
  • Input design direction and updates at category and department level to ensure the best product possible is selected and successfully signed off.
  • Ensure the design signature is accurately interpreted throughout the development and approval stages and that the products/range remain on brand.
  • Attend fit sessions to ensure the design handwriting is accurately interpreted through the development stage and that the products remain on brand.
  • Keep up to date with department and product sales performance and trading activity and feedback into the design process.
  • Working in collaboration with print design to deliver seasonal strategies.

  • Provides briefs for graphics and other departments within the design team.


  • Agree seasonal department product strategy together with the Buying and Merchandising team's.
  • Develop department calendar in-line with the snr buyer and ensure that critical dates are met on time.
  • Working with senior Creative team, provide direction and inspiration by creating/collaborating with key concepts.

Role Competencies:

¿ Good knowledge of garment construction.
¿ Experience and good knowledge of UK and global clothing/fashion/retail markets.
¿ Multi product experience and experience with creating ranges.
¿ Excellent fabric, wash, print etc… knowledge.

General Skills:

¿ Excellent presentation/communication skills.
¿ Excellent organisational skills.
¿ Ability to create effective working relationships within the design team and cross department.

Key contacts and relationships:


¿ Suppliers


¿ Team member.
¿ Buying department.
¿ Senior Managers.

Accountable for Resources:

¿ Accountable for costs within given budgets.