Junior Designer

London

To apply for this role, email jobs@field-grey.com with your CV and salary expectations.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Designer.

The Role

To support the creative director in the design, development and delivery of effective uniform solutions. Previous industry experience is essential for success in this role as it will include a lot of responsibility. Passionate and self-motivated within a ‘hands-on’ environment. To be able to prioritise effectively and manage workload through good time management skills.

Key Responsibilities

General Overview
• Accurate execution of design briefs in line with customer profile
• Managing time to deliver ranges in line with the critical path
• Executing the development process in a timely manner with the client and working as part of a team to deliver the project
• Source and develop fabrics, trims and accessories as per the customer designs and requirements
• Good knowledge of garment construction and specification drawings
• Ensure accurate and commercially viable project pricing according to designs
• Value engineering design to ensure cost effective production (with Senior Team) as well as upholding brand values
• Job profitability – ensuring actual costs in line with budget and effective time management
• Reviewing FGDL operational processes and procedures making it fit for purpose alongside creative director

Presentations

• Communicating and negotiating Field Grey’s offer
• Ability to contribute to presentations and organising proposals and pitches
• Providing support to the Creative Director with proposals, pitches and promotion of new business
• Excellent organisational, communication and negotiating skills

• Researching and developing design presentations and inspiration boards, proposals and pitches

Production and Product Development

• To communicate designs and product development details to technical and Product Developer
• To meet deadlines for products planned by Creative Director and team
• Activating design changes following meetings and fit reviews. Updating designs and technical packs with design amendments
• Assisting the team in preparation of development trips, ensuring all required information is prepared for the travelling team members
• Assist Technical staff with audits, comments and quality control on all relevant Proto Samples (Red Seal), Pre-Production Samples (Gold Seal) and Production Samples (Black Seal)
• Assist technical Staff with wearer trials and client fittings, monitoring feedback and next steps with the team

Marketing & Business Development

• Initiate pitches and presentations
• Customer care
• Trend analysis
• Contributing to blog/website and social media

Other Specific Responsibilities

Project Management and Administration
• Build commercial relationships
• Work calmly to critical deadlines
• Set up and maintain detailed records of all project stages
• Update critical path (where necessary) and maintain department spreadsheets
• Respond to client queries and requests

Research
• Sector research and analysis
• Conduct research, shop reports and internet prediction information to keep up to date with any new trends and innovation throughout UK and international markets to feedback to the team
• Trend analysis
• Fabric & Trim developments

General Office Management
General design administration including: Note taking for meetings and agendas and document filing

About you
You must have formal design training and be eager to apply this to a commercial environment.
You will have worked your way up from entry level as a Fashion Design Assistant, after gaining approximately 1-2 years of fashion industry experience.

Essential attributes include
• Degree education with experience in the field
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, particularly with client and supplier liaison
• Advanced level user of relevant Adobe Software including: In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Confident working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Passionate interest in the value of design, in particular applying to everyday practical problems
• Excellent verbal and written English

Desirable attributes include
• Second language an asset

The role will initially support the principal of a small but growing business. Subject to further recruitment, there will be potential to narrow your focus and concentrate on the area of most interest to you.

Deadline: Friday 14th December