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Soft Wovens/Tailoring Designer - Miss Selfridge - FTC Role

Job type
Full Time
Level
Mid-senior level
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Your Role

Location: Mornington Crescent, Greater London House, NW1

Department: Miss Selfridge

Reports to: Senior designer

THE BRAND

ASOS is one of the UKs top fashion and beauty destinations, expanding globally at a rapid pace. Our values are to be authentic, brave, creative, and disciplined, and we live and breathe these in everything we do.

Miss Selfridge is built on its rich heritage which originates from its early beginnings in the 1960s. Key influences are drawn from our beautiful vintage archive which has become the DNA for the brand we know today. With a feminine girly aesthetic, the range is filled with timeless pieces that are pretty with purpose. Boho, vintage florals, and embellished garments are the heartland of the brand. Giving our Miss S girl an outfit for every important occasion, creating memories for life. Its about girls dressing for girls, best friends, empowering each other through the brands iconic and signature styles.

THE ROLE

As a Designer, you will be responsible for developing and driving a cohesive range. Working across multi categories including Dresses/softs and Tailoring. While also assisting the wider design team across the brand where needed. Identifying key trends and influencers will be an important part of this role to ensure we are first to market with key product areas. Agility with the ability to multitask is also important. Your focus will be on developing and delivering a range that pushes the boundaries and meets the need of the Miss Selfridge customer. With an emphasis on being collaborative within the brand, working above and beyond your product areas.

THE TEAM

Fast paced, dynamic and passionate. The Miss Selfridge design team lead the way to inspire and constantly deliver the latest trends that reflect our brand DNA. As a close working team, we are constantly striving to be the newest and the first!

YOULL BE

  • Researching, developing, and creating a balanced range, including developing big deals, key seasonal shapes, selecting fabrics, trends and items for the Miss Selfridge customer
  • Presenting trend research to other teams including buying and commercial leadership, where relevant
  • Ensuring that product reflects the brand strategy, the range is without gaps or duplication, and that the season is logically and commercially thought through.
  • Collaborating across departments and functions of the business including marketing, to ensure design vision is communicated clearly.
  • Identifying and executing new product opportunities as they emerge in the market.
  • Anticipating the needs of the 20- something customer, using sales data customer profile analytic and trend research to deliver commercial product ranges.
  • Working closely with in-house buying teams, to create fresh product, each season and shape the direction for the department, ensuring it is aligned to the brand and divisional strategy.
  • Working with technical team on fits on a weekly basis, identifying and helping create new silhouette blocks for the department and produce a commercial range.
  • Integrating yourself into a focused brand way of working, always thinking head-to-toe.
  • Building relationships with suppliers and advising factories on direction, construction, key details, materials, and trims.
  • Driving the fabric direction for the season
  • Managing, developing, and motivating more junior team members, providing them with clear direction and regular feedback.
  • Adhering to the critical path to achieve deadlines, ensuring product is developed for the relevant and optimum selling period.
  • Encouraging collaborative ways of working. Motivating and engaging the team through recognition and regular feedback.

WED LOVE TO MEET SOMEONE WITH

  • 3-4 years significant experience in multi-product design within an aspirational brand or high street retailer
  • Experience working cross -functionally to deliver initiatives that have positive commercial impact.
  • Proven ability to drive the success of a department or brand thorough strategic and commercial thinking.
  • A commercial handwriting and strong understanding of the Miss Selfridge brand and customer
  • An amazing attitude and passion that reflects the Miss Selfridge DNA, alongside demonstrating an inclusive leadership style, role modeling positive behaviors.
  • Passionate about vintage and strong sense of style.
  • Someone who is forthcoming and confident in presenting exciting new ideas back to the wider team and senior management.
  • Photoshop, Adobe, Indesign, CAD and ideally hand sketch.
  • PLM knowledge beneficial
  • Key eye for print & colour
  • A fashion forward perspective who is immersed in everything to do with the Gen Z customer.
  • Strong time management skills and strong organisational admin skills
  • A strong team player.
  • The confidence to identify problems and make improvement suggestions, seeking practical ways to overcome barriers and remaining calm under pressure.
  • Willingness to travel in the UK as required, for supplier meetings and inspiration/ development trips.

/01 Company Description

We're ASOS. We blend our flair for fashion with our love of cutting- edge technology, but more importantly were interested in how we can bring the best out of you.

We exist to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, you're free to be your true self without judgment, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

Through ourFashion with Integrity strategywe are driving diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of ASOS and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work. We want our people to be whoever they want to be, because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work.

/02 Job Qualifications

BA HONS Degree in Fashion design

/03 Additional Info

Whats in it for you?

  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)
  • ASOS Develops (personal development opportunities across the business)
  • Employee sample sales
  • Access to a huge range of LinkedIn learning materials
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra day for your birthday
  • Discretionary performance related bonus scheme
  • Private medical care scheme
  • Flexible benefits allowance - which you can choose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits
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Meet The Team

Meet Geeta Gohil -
Commercial @ ASOS

Meet Ian Amer -
Commercial @ ASOS

Meet Mui Abdul -
Commercial @ ASOS

Working at ASOS has made me realise how much I feel like I belong here. It’s exciting and refreshing. The authenticity and inclusivity ASOS has makes it even better to work here. Everyday is a different day; I am learning new things, meeting new people and be involved in so many amazing buying projects.
I love ASOS for two main reasons – firstly because as a company it is never afraid to try something new or challenge the way we work; we really have the autonomy to push ourselves in new directions.
ASOS is incredibly inclusive which means so much to me as a queer Black woman. There are so many opportunities here beyond your role, so you can really boost and build your dream career here. And the people! I’m inspired everyday by my colleagues, the creativity here is unparalleled!
  • Geeta Gohil

    Commercial @ ASOS

    Working at ASOS has made me realise how much I feel like I belong here. It’s exciting and refreshing. The authenticity and inclusivity ASOS has makes it even better to work here. Everyday is a different day; I am learning new things, meeting new people and be involved in so many amazing buying projects.
  • Ian Amer

    Commercial @ ASOS

    I love ASOS for two main reasons – firstly because as a company it is never afraid to try something new or challenge the way we work; we really have the autonomy to push ourselves in new directions.
  • Mui Abdul

    Commercial @ ASOS

    ASOS is incredibly inclusive which means so much to me as a queer Black woman. There are so many opportunities here beyond your role, so you can really boost and build your dream career here. And the people! I’m inspired everyday by my colleagues, the creativity here is unparalleled!
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Authentic

We celebrate what makes us unique, and stay true to ourselves.

Our business is built on an inclusive culture which encourages passion, enthusiasm and development – so you can bring your best self to work. We recognise that our differences make us stand out from the crowd, giving our ASOSers and customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be. 

Brave

We’ve been bold and ambitious from the start – it’s in our DNA.

We’re empowered to try something different with the freedom to fail, turning left when others turn right. We use our voice to drive us forward, speaking up on the things our people and customers care about and challenging the status quo. 

Creative

We have a curious and adventurous spirit – it’s who we are and runs through everything we do.

We balance leadership with learning, by being comfortable as an innovator and when following in the footsteps of others. Our products and platform are fuelled by creative passion and a deep understanding of our customers, allowing us to empower millions of people around the world. 

Disciplined

Great work doesn’t happen by chance.

We need to take time in our pursuit of excellence – honing our skills, perfecting our craft, executing our plans, being comfortable with the uncomfortable and bridging the gap between goals and accomplishments. It’s a strategy that allows us to create an ASOS that’s built for future success.

Our Benefits

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on our group financial and strategic performance.

  • Your birthday off!

    Who wants to work on their birthday?! All ASOSers get a day off during their birthday week, in addition to 25 days of annual leave. 

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    Your career matters to us – we want to help you grow, gain new skills and learn from experiences. As an ASOSer, you’ll have access to a world-class development plan, giving you the courses (and time) to work on things that matter to you. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our HQ in London

Our HQ in Camden was once a cigarette factory – now, the iconic Art Deco building has been completely renovated with spacious office areas, ASOS Studios (where we shoot all our products), beauty rooms and a free gym. There’s also a subsidised canteen and café. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding