Product Designer

25000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
12 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a product designer with an eye for spotting retail/homewares trends? Would you like the opportunity to work with huge homeware brands? Do you want to use your design knowledge to help make your mark in a growing company? If so, this 12 month fixed term maternity cover contract might just be the stepping stone you are looking for.

We really do need a talented, enthusiastic and motivated Product Designer to support the design department of this company whilst the design manager takes maternity leave. The company supplies homeware products to some of the largest retailers in the UK and beyond.

This position would suit someone from either end of the experience spectrum so long as the right attitude, work ethic and desire to do a great job is there.

If you're at the junior end, you will learn a lot and it will give you excellent grounding for your future career.

If you are at the more senior end, then you could really take great satisfaction that you are putting your knowledge to good use to help this company flourish after a difficult period in retail history across the whole UK.

This is a varied role that will undoubtedly keep you busy. As a smaller company, the role you play in supporting the business will be broad. This means that you can really make your mark, learn an awful lot and if you have lots of experience, you can really help the company move forward after such a difficult year for retail.

This company has survived quite well by changing its business model so there is an opportunity here to be a little more creative and support new ways of working which is definitely a bonus as the role won't be boring.

The other great thing is that you would be supporting the whole design process from creating trends, design development, product photography, right through to product specifications and marketing.

We really want your eye for design and attention to detail.

This really is a fabulous opportunity for someone who is looking for the freedom to really make their mark in a small but busy homewares business.

Main duties to include:

* Design and development of homewares for trade, customer accounts and in-house ranges

* Interpreting customer briefs and producing relevant designs /artwork

* Produce clear factory product specifications including samples sign off

* Uploading new products as well as updating existing products on to the relevant business and consumer websites.

* Liaising with Far East office and suppliers in order to ensure products are manufactured to relevant standards

* Creating and amending artwork and product assembly instructions

* Managing social media across two B2B platforms and five B2C platforms

We are looking for:

* Product Design experience ideally within a homewares or retail environment

* Mac literate to high standard (with strong Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design skills)

* Self-motivated and customer focussed

* Excellent communication skills with the ability to work across all departments/levels

* Competent using MS office

* Experience of working with the Far East

In return you can expect:

* Salary: GBP25k - GBP35k dependent on level of knowledge/experience

* Hours: Mon-Thu 8.15-4.45 with an early afternoon finish on Fridays

* Holidays: 20 days (plus Bank Holidays

* Free parking, staff discount

* Part time hours considered

If you are interested in this position, give Rachel a call on (phone number removed) or email a copy of your CV using the link and quote reference number: 2997.