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Men’s Leather Goods Designer - Maternity Cover

Listing ID: 930045

Men’s Leather Goods Designer - Maternity Cover

Type of Position: Temporary Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Paul Smith
Location: Central London, London, UK
Employment Length: Maternity Cover
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: 01263
Twitter Handle: @PaulSmithCareers
Deadline: 22nd November 2018
Ad Expires In: 1 week 11 hours
About: Founded in Nottingham in the 1970’s, the Paul Smith collections have become internationally recognised and Paul Smith is one of Britain’s most renowned and successful designers. Up until the age of 16, Paul had wanted to be a professional cyclist, but a serious accident set him on a different path. Once out of hospital Paul fell in with a group of art students. They talked constantly about art, architecture and design and Paul found himself longing to be part of that exciting world. From its origins in one small shop in Nottingham in 1970, Paul Smith has grown into a global business, selling in six continents. Comprising of complete clothing, shoe and accessory collections for men, women and children; representation is further extended by associated product licenses where the potential of the brand has been recognised by key licensees in the fragrance, eyewear and interior businesses.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in our esteemed London Head Office in Covent Garden, for those who have a passion and experience in leather goods design. The primary function of this role is to work Head of Design and the Leather Goods Design team to research and develop men’s bag and small leather goods, developing design specifications as well as general administration and studio duties to ensure the smooth running of the department. 

Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the design and development of the men’s PS diffusion bags, small leather goods and Paul Smith printed bag groups from initial concept through to pre-production.
  • Working with the Head of Design and the Men’s Leather Goods Design team, conducting research and creating detailed design specifications. 
  • Initial research into themes, materials and techniques, in close collaboration with the Head of Design and the Design team.
  • Developing clear and accurate design specifications, communicating these to suppliers and manufacturers. 
  • Maintaining the critical path, ensuring all specifications are issued on time and samples are available as required. 
  • Overseeing and updating innovative range boards whilst communicating with the Design and Development team.
  • Collating, updating and adding drawings, dimensions and colourways to the seasonal swatch books. 
  • Clear communication with the Production team of any final design amendments, following the salesman samples

Essential Experience and Skills Required: 

  • Educated to level 2:1 in a Fashion Design degree, or an equivalent relevant qualification or practical attainment.
  • Advanced level of computer literacy in Illustrator, Photoshop & Microsoft Office packages. 
  • Previous credible experience of working in a design studio, in particular working with leather bags and small leather goods. 
  • Extensive knowledge about all aspects of the design development process for leather goods, including the creation of technical diagrams and specifications in set time-frames. 
  • Intuitive and skilled knowledge about the Accessories market, with key understanding of trends and researching trends within the Accessories market.
  • Experience of working with business partners and customers across the UK and internationally, with knowledge and awareness of how factories operate.

About You:

  • Highly motivated and proactive person.
  • A strong ability to communicate with people at all levels and build effective internal and external working relationships. 
  • Able to produce excellent accurate and detailed drawings, working with design programs or freehand. 
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Able to travel in the UK and internationally.
  • A well-presented individual, with a notable flair for fashion and style.
  • A unique and imaginative creative flare. 

On applying please include:

  • Cover Letter, in the additional information section.
  • CV
  • Your current salary and salary expectations.

Please note this role requires that you submit a link within the application form, to a colour portfolio containing work examples totalling no more than 10 pages this should be available for 4 weeks after the advert closing date. 


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