Trend Designer FTC part time Job at Marks and Spencer | The Dots
Job Expired
1 month ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Trend Forecaster, Fashion Designer
  • Type Part Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Description

Closing date: October 14th 2020, 5:30 PM
Marks and Spencer is a unique British heritage brand with a history of ‘firsts’ and we enjoy the fact that everything we do has the potential to impact and delight over 29 million customers every day.
We are looking for a Trend Designer to join our design team on a 6 Month FTC part time. You will Support Trend Design Lead to deliver Macro Trends and Seasonal Trends across Womenswear, Kidswear and Lingerie in line with Departmental DPS deadlines.
Key Responsibilities & Measures
  • Research macro trends appropriate across WW/Lingerie and support Trend Design Lead in delivering these for the BU’s.
  • Research Lifestyle and Product trends for WW/Lingerie from global sources appropriate to the M&S brand and customer In-depth research with significant knowledge of product, global market and lifestyle influences
  • Work collaboratively with the Colour and Print team to ensure joined up Seasonal Trends which form the basis of seasonal Design Briefs
  • Work collaboratively with Fabric Sourcing and Development teams across WW/Lingerie to identify headline Fabric directions and key opportunities
  • Support Trend Design Lead to deliver constant updates on trends as appropriate from continual research e.g. Catwalk /trades fairs/ market Intel/trend services etc. to ensure the offer looks modern and stylish for the customer
  • Deliver in line with agreed BU critical path dates
  • Engage and work closely with Trend Design Lead, Design Leads and Design Teams throughout the process
  • Work collaboratively across Clothing and Home with appropriate designers
  • Utilise relevant IT tools to deliver- Adobe Creative Suite
Key Skills
  • A strong Macro Trend Research handwriting, appropriate across WW/ Lingerie, and able to support Trend Design Lead in delivering these for BU’s. Illustrate a keen eye for image selection and mood board creation, that inspires and drives the seasonal trends across BU’s.
  • Research Lifestyle and Product trends for WW/KW/Lingerie from global sources appropriate to the M&S brand and customer In-depth research with a significant knowledge of product, global market and lifestyle influences
  • Support Trend Design Lead to identify key themes to span across WW/Lingerie. Able to work independently with direction from Trend Design Lead, to develop themes, into commercial influences, across all product areas.
  • Work collaboratively with the Colour and Print team to ensure joined up Seasonal Trends which form the basis of seasonal Design Briefs
  • Work collaboratively with Fabric Sourcing and Development teams across WW/Lingerie to identify headline Fabric directions and key opportunities
  • Support Trend Design Lead to deliver constant updates on trends as appropriate from continual research e.g. Catwalk /trades fairs/ markets, fashion history/exhibitions/vintage/ social media/ Intel/trend services etc. to ensure the offer looks modern and stylish for the customer
  • Deliver in line with agreed BU critical path dates, & support Trend Design Lead on the management of Critical Path.
  • Engage and work closely with Trend Design Lead, Design Leads and Design Teams throughout the process
  • Work collaboratively with design and technical teams for both input and to drive understanding and delivery
  • Work collaboratively across Clothing and Home with appropriate designers
  • Utilise relevant IT tools to deliver, constantly pushing the boundaries of how we present, deliver our trends & the way we work in the most modern, sustainable & innovative way, in our post-covid world.
Key Relationships & Stakeholders
  • Heads of Design
  • Marketing, Retail, Buying and Merchandising Teams
  • Colour and Print Designers
  • Design Leads and Designers

Skills Required

  • Trend Forecasting
  • Fashion Design

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