Designer - Home

Liverpool

Job Details

Location

Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Permanent

Working Pattern

Full Time

Salary

Competitive Salary plus Benefits

Closing Date

31/08/2019 11:00

About the Role

As a Designer with Matalan, you'll support the Home Design Manager to design and develop comprehensive Living ranges, working closely with the Home Buying teams to ensure the product reflects the current market and our customer needs.

  • Conduct market research, identifying Matalan's competitor ranges and key trends for the season, creating and presenting these to stakeholders
  • Provide the ‘key tend'’ information, fabric and colour palettes to the Bed & Bath Buying team
  • Conduct competitor & directional shop research, updating trends, colour and fabric information as required to ensure Matalan's ranges are in line with the industry.
  • Conduct factory visits and competitive shopping trips in the UK, Europe and Far East as required, producing full reports which will be fed back to the Home Buying and Design teams
  • Liaise with suppliers on product and design details, providing advice on initial samples, ensuring that manufactured producs match initial design specification.
  • Liaise with the Living Buying team to understand the costs and margins required to ensure that the range can realistically be bought with-in the given budget
  • Use sales and trend information to aid the designing of new products and updating core lines.

About You

  • Educated to degree level, ideally with a Textile Design background
  • Proven experience within a design related environment, with knowledge of both hard & soft goods
  • Experience in designing Living ranges would be beneficial
  • Competent in the use of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Ability to produce CAD work including design packs, artworks, graphics, prints and packaging
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, collaborative, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.

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