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Technical Footwear & Hard Accessories Designer

Listing ID: 1119808

Technical Footwear & Hard Accessories Designer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: People Marketing
Location: Nottingham, East Midlands, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Specified Hours: To be agreed
Start Date: To be agreed
Reference Number: 11686 2KK
Salary: £28K-35K
Twitter Handle: @peoplemarket1ng
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 days 18 hours
About: People Marketing Fashion Recruitment (est. 1989) is a boutique recruitment agency specialising in the fashion & lifestyle industry.
We recruit for a diverse range of vacancies in the UK and internationally, including jobs in design, technical, quality, sourcing, production, sales, buying & merchandising and ecommerce.

The majority of our consultants have first-hand industry experience, and our team are passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and the individuals who work in it. We have an extensive network of candidates built up over the last 25 years.
We have an impressive client list of retailers, brands and suppliers within fashion & textiles.

We are proud of our reputation for providing a high quality personalised service, and for placing the right candidates in successful long term career opportunities. Our business continues to grow through recommendations from candidates and clients.

Designing new and innovative products for a well-established yet rapidly growing motorcycle business. Great opportunity for an ambitious and hardworking Technical Designer to join an exciting performancewear business, to design across some really exciting products.

Candidates require experience in footwear and also hard accessories for this position – experience in motorcycle specific products is not essential but a skills within a similar area would be of interest. A background in industrial/safety footwear OR sports/performance footwear/accessory design would be ideal.

I am looking for someone with a true interest in designing exciting, innovative, technical footwear and accessories that have real features and benefits but also need to be aesthetically pleasing.

Technical Footwear/Hard Accessories Designer - The Role:

  • Creating with new ideas for performance footwear and hard accessories. Products include boots, riding gloves, knee sliders, protective panels for inside garments and also some bags and other accessories.
  • Creating mood/ inspiration boards
  • Design detailed, precise, technical CAD designs. Ability to create 3D designs would also be of interest.
  • Working to strict safety and CE testing requirements.
  • Working closely with internal apparel designers as well as with offshore factories.
  • Also creating new, inventive POS materials (tags, swing tickets, hanger sleeves etc)
  • Keeping up to date with emerging trends in performancewear, motor sports and cycling apparel, as well as general trends relating to performance fabrics, colours and shapes.
  • Planning and developing multi product ranges.
  • Assisting with the sourcing and selecting of specialist fabrics, trims and fastenings.
  • Travelling to factories (predominately in Pakistan) to continue close work with suppliers.

Technical Footwear/Hard Accessories Designer – The Person:

  • Ideal candidate will have experience designing technical sporting/performance wear footwear AND hard accessories.
  • Excellent CAD skills are essential
  • Must have experience working with specialist performance fabrics and protective accessories or apparel
  • A genuine personal interest in outdoor sports or the outdoors in general is a bonus.
  • This person must be able to come up with new ideas and ways of working – a ‘think outside the box’ approach is required.
  • Candidate must be adaptable and open to change
  • We are open on level of experience, though ideally minimum of 4-5+ years within this sort of design capacity. Applications will only be accepted with portfolios.
  • Candidate must have a valid UK passport and be happy to travel as required internationally.

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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