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UO - Senior Designer, Softs

  • Location
  • London
  • Salary
  • Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Job Advert Description
  • JOB DESCRIPTION

    JOB TITLE: Softs Designer (Dresses & Blouses)

    REPORTS TO: Womenswear Design Director                     

    JOB PURPOSE

    The main objective of this role is take ownership for all design responsibilities and decisions for your Product area.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Developing an innovative and commercial range of fashion products to meet business requirements across the UK and Europe for stores and online.
    • Designing products which exceed the Urban Outfitters customers’ expectations of the brand, whilst remaining commercial in approach.
    • Designing products with an awareness of price architecture, margins and selling prices.
    • Working closely with the Head of Womenswear and design team on colour palettes and trends for the coming seasons
    • Working with the buying teams to define the collections and to produce them to reflect the Urban Outfitters concept whilst ensuring commerciality remains.
    • Working with your buyer with exceptional sourcing skills across all needs of your product.
    • Working with the technical department fitting samples to production.
    • Keeping abreast of current season sales and create fast-react product in season to meet demands.
    • Reporting into the Head of Womenswear Design

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • The understanding of Urban as a trend maker and leader with the know how to take it to the next level.
    • Portfolio should be very directional and demonstrate an ability to think outside the box.
    • Be very detailed from concept stage through to specs and final designs.
    • Creativity and style. 
    • Proven track record of delivering in season product.
    • Proven ability of managing internal relationships and communications.
    • Proven track record of fitting garments to a high commercial standard.
    • Ability to perform under pressure.
    • Excellent commercial acumen with the ability to identify new opportunities with exceptional communication and presentation skills at all levels.
    • A natural at drawing by hand, but also proficient in CAD – Illustrator/Photoshop skills.
    • Need to be experienced working with a global supply base
    • A confident communicator, you will be very well organized.
    • Passion and enthusiasm for the brand with vision to support the design team to push the brand forward.