Designer - Children's Footwear, Europe - Entertainment Licensing Group (London)

UK-LND-London
Category
Design
Division
TVM - Fashion Lab

Specific Responsibilities

Purpose:

Reporting into the European Design Manager, you will be responsible for the design and development of the European (including UK) children’s footwear collections for licensed character designs.

 

Strategy & Innovation:
• Key member of the Global Design Team, responsible for European Footwear business.
• Design direction, creating seasonal trends, colour palettes and silhouettes for the footwear and accessories areas.
• Responding to fashion trends and inspiration, interpreting them into commercial products suitable for the high street customer dependant on customer brief.
• Proactively seek to bring new and innovative ideas to enhance the GBG Footwear business.


Operations & Results:
• Create Presentation Boards for customers that deliver a good artistic standard, necessary to allow the design of products from concept to finished samples.
• To assist in the presentation of design boards to selected customer.
• Create seasonal collections for inclusion in the Seasonal Collection Books.
• Work with designers and developers in China on the sampling and development of seasonal ranges.
• Ensure information is successfully loaded to PLM to ensure smooth operations to production.

 

Customers & Relationships:
• Work coherently with the licensed brand owners in order to understand the integrity and design do’s and don’ts.
• Work closely with the GBG Sourcing Team and their supply base to understand and develop capability and speed.
• Work closely with European and Country Sales Managers ensuring that the design offers are suitable for their markets.


Leadership & Teams:
• Key member of the Global Design Team, responsible for European Footwear business.
• Work closely with the European Design Managers in Footwear, Accessories, Luggage and Apparel to ensure that seasonal collections are coordinated with other product divisions.
• Work closely with the GBG Sourcing Team and their supply base to understand and develop capability and speed.
• Present a proactive, positive and professional attitude to represent the GBG Brand to customers.

Skills and Requirements

• Studies in Graphic/Footwear Design or the equivalent of 5-8 years experience in a similar role of product design.
• A creative, conscientious experienced footwear designer, with a clear understanding of the children’s market and working with licensed products.
• Experience in designing footwear is essential.
• Highly creative, flexible work style with the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
• Interest in working with kids footwear.
• Full knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat.
• Work well as a member of the Global Design Team and have a can do attitude.
• Good time-management and self-organization skills.
• Innovative style with strong commercial eye.
• Strong team player who is driven to succeed and draws inspiration from working collaboratively with others.

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