Temporary Design Development Assistant - PS Womenswear
Paul Smith
Kean St, London
15d ago

We have a fantastic opportunity available to join the Womenswear PS Design Team as maternity cover. This role requires the successful candidate to assist the Senior Designer and other members of the team with all aspects of the Design Development process, providing both creative and administrative support, to ensure efficient running of the PS Design department.

Responsibilities :

  • Work in close collaboration with the Senior Designer and the Design Team to develop the Womenswear PS collection for Europe and the rest of the world.
  • To collaborate on research into themes, materials and techniques; designs and clear specifications.
  • Develop outstanding / market leading product which fully meets both the design and commercial expectations of Paul Smith.
  • To ensure all line sheets, fitting notes, spec sheets and general collection information is kept updated.
  • To attend all fittings and sample reviews at prototype and pre-production stages following the progression of each design.
  • To follow range plans and critical paths, ensuring all deadlines are met.
  • To provide clear technical drawings and CAD’s as required by the Senior Designer PS.
  • Essential Experience and Skills Required :

  • Educated to minimum 2.2 Degree in Fashion Design, other related subject or equivalent qualification.
  • Advanced level in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Office packages.
  • Experience of Womenswear Development in commercial environment from research through to Design Development.
  • Experience of working with business partners in disparate locations.
  • About You :

  • Excellent clear and concise written and verbal skills.
  • Adept planning, prioritisation and organisational skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to take instruction.
  • Attentive to detail and the ability to think creatively.
  • Able to liaise effectively with different departments and suppliers.
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure and work to set deadlines.
  • In addition to the annual salary this role attracts -

  • A generous Clothing Allowance
  • Discretionary discount on PSL goods
  • Pension
  • An annual leave entitlement of 28 days, inclusive of Bank Holidays increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 33 days calculated on a pro-
  • rata basis for part-time roles

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