My client is an exciting Luxury Menswear / Women's wear fashion brand whose aesthetic is a fusion between lux and leisurewear, a perfect equilibrium of youthful comfort and elegance.
They have seen explosive growth since there set up 2 years ago and are introducing an accessories collection so are currently recruiting for a highly experienced Bag designer / Product developer.
They are looking for a candidate who matches the fit of there creative taste - Luxury fashion with vintage references. Someone who really understands current trends.
The role will initially start as a part time freelance opportunity, however depending on fit they will consider a permanent contract.
The Role : Design and develop the men's and women’s bag collection in line with brand aesthetic demonstrating product knowledge, ownership, quality and attention to detail.
Source and develop components and raw materials. Plan production with suppliers. Communicate minimums, cancellations and adjustment of orders between the business controller and buyers to factories, Researching leather, techniques and components working with tanneries and vendors in Europe and Asia.
Development of Product Designs with suppliers from prototype make-up to finished product. Prepare initial technical packs and launching sketches with vendors.
Attending prototype and sign off meeting. BOM Management. Responsible for final product review with QA, Production and Creative director.
Ensure product meets commercial objectives in terms of costings and margin striking a balance between creativity and commerciality.
Cost and margin analysis as well as Negotiation of product costs with suppliers. Skills Required : 3-5 years related Luxury bags design and product development experience Knowledge of leather and PU (Polyurethane) material.
Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop Able to effectively prepare and present information in a visually compelling way, able to articulate creative concepts to a broad audience Knowledge in current trends and the ability to interpret trends Experience working effectively in complex global operations Knowledge of product design, construction techniques, and appropriate use of materials, including extensive knowledge and full understanding of product design including outsole construction techniques, last making, materials, color.
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