Senior Footwear Designer, Mens - Maternity Cover

  • London  
  • Company
    Ted Baker  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    1 September 2020  
    Posted on
    2 July 2020  

Our Mission is to build a successful company through the creation of a leading designer brand. By conducting ourselves in an efficient and courteous manner and by maintaining Ted's high standards and integrity, we pride ourselves in always being in a position to satisfy the needs of our customer. In order to protect the ethos and persona for which we have gained an enviable reputation, we always ask ourselves the question: 'Would Ted do it that way?'

Where does this role fit within Ted's Team?

Working as a Senior Designer in the footwear team working closely with the creative lead. We are looking for a unique individual who is motivated by creative thinking and big ideas to drive the development of our footwear collection.

Reporting to: Principle Accessories Design Manager.

Main responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the team to create successful fashion forward, quirky and innovative collections within given deadlines, whilst being aware of current trends and brands DNA.
  • Designing 4 main collections a year, to cover our wholesale and retail business in domestic and international markets.
  • Build strong relationships within the team in order to help support them.
  • Liaise with other departments in order to share ideas and maximise the potential.
  • Manage styles from concept to production stage.
  • Proactive, self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently but also as part of a team.

The job more in detail:

  • Research for inspiration for each season through a variety of sources such as online brands, online blogs and visiting footwear suppliers.
  • Creating mood boards relevant to the season and product area, to illustrate direction and inspiration.
  • Generating sketches and footwear tech packs.
  • Creating styles on PLM.
  • Lab dip and material approval.
  • Presenting proto samples to other members of the business to receive feedback regarding the direction of the collection.
  • Working closely with the Buyer, following the range plan each season and developing each style throughout the whole design process to ensure we achieve a relevant, commercial and innovative collection within the price parameters each season.
  • Working closely with Production team to ensure quality, leathers, trims etc are all perfect before proceeding to SMS or bulk.

Tools of the Trade…

  • Computer literate with knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & PLM System.
  • Good communication skills. Both written and verbal.
  • Time management skills. The ability to prioritise efficiently and work to deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven relevant level of experience in design and product development.

Personal traits…

  • Creative yet commercial eye and have good attention to detail.
  • A genuine interest and commitment in working for the brand.
  • Proactive, self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently but also as part of a team.

Ted's Core Competencies…

  • Satisfy the needs of our customer, always.
  • Pursue growth and opportunities through initiative and proactivity.
  • Build open and honest relationships with clear communication.
  • Create a positive team environment, encourage collaboration.
  • Be proud, passionate, motivated, committed.
  • Take ownership, be accountable.
  • Encourage organisation, high standards and efficiencies.

Getting Green with Ted…
We are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of Carbon, Water and Waste that we produce as a business, and to add sustainability into every decision made within Ted Baker. Your role will incorporate reducing Ted's impact on the Environment and you will be instrumental in helping us make the business that bit more sustainable.

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