Senior Designer – Dorothy Perkins – Footwear

Location: West London (W1T)
Company: Arcadia Talent Team
Salary: Unspecified £ Competitive + Benefits
Job type: Permanent
Date posted: 02/11/2015 18:40
Position: Design
Sector: Fashion
Reference:  RetailChoice/HSSBU/SD/DP
Contact: Talent Team
Job id: 63875004

Senior Designer – Dorothy Perkins – Footwear

The Role –

A great opportunity has arisen within the Dorothy Perkins team for a trend driven Senior Designer to join the Footwear department, reporting to the Head of Design. We are looking for candidates who have worked on trend forecasting and development and you will have worked closely with Buying teams and Suppliers to ensure you capture the season’s must-have pieces to excite and delight the customer.

Key responsibilities

  • Work supporting Design Manager and Design Director in delivering the design strategy and vision for Dorothy Perkins
  • To interface with buying teams to deliver commercial footwear range in line with current trends and the buying strategy
  • To create timely and appropriate colour palettes in line with seasonal trends
  • To seasonly conduct Catwalk analysis, design presentations and footwear key shape product direction
  • Create seasons flow of trend themes in line with macro design inspiration and customer profile
  • Conduct accurate and timely product development and design packs in line with buying requirement. FE travel required
  • Conduct competitor reports and advise buying and design departments accordingly
  • Motivation, development and mentoring of direct reports
  • Working with QA on footwear product fit and quality that reflects design direction and customer requirements
  • Manage the design critical path in line with buying process
  • Continually source componentry and materials for footwear ranges

Desired Skills & Experience – 

  • Product Development knowledge and experience in factories in FE and India
  • Excellent skills with Illustrator, Photoshop and hand sketching to develop accurate product design packs
  • Strong influencing skills to drive the design vision
  • Ability to line manage motivate and develop team
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with buying and senior management
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Must be a senior designer with a proven track record with a comparible retailer
  • Footwear Design Qualification to Degree level

If you have the relevant experience, and are interested in discussing any of our opportunities further, please send us your CV ASAP and somebody from the Arcadia internal Talent Team will be in touch

Our Reward & Benefits Package

Core Benefits-

Access to our Pension Scheme

Staff Discount – 25%+ in Arcadia and 20% in BHS (some exclusions apply)

Interest free Season Ticket Loan

Holiday Trading – Buying/Selling

Discretionary Bonus Scheme – Giving the opportunity to add to your salary and benefits

Extras –

We also offer a range of extra benefits including external discounts through our ‘uSave’ website. There are thousands of offers to choose from including High Street and online shopping deals as well as a number of spa breaks and holidays.

Flexible Reward –

Flexible Reward is designed to give choice and control over the benefits package you can receive. It gives the opportunity to access a wide range of benefits, enabling a selection of those that best suit the individual lifestyle and personal circumstances.

The Brand –

Established over 90 years ago, Dorothy Perkins is now one of the biggest fashion retailers in the country. We trade in over 400 stores in the UK and operate in over 30 international markets, in-store and online, and we have further growth planned in the next 6-12 months.

With over 100 years of heritage we are synonymous with providing ‘Lovely Affordable Fashion’ for the 25-35 year old woman. The Dorothy Perkins customer loves fashion and takes a close interest in the new trends, with quality, fit and price also being key.


Menswear- Assistant Buyer: Footwear and Hard Accessories

Location: East Midlands, England
Salary: £23,000 – £33,000 per annum
Job type: Permanent, full-time
Reference: 28139425

Exsurgo are currently supporting a leading multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer. There is an exciting permanent opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to work as part of the Menswear – Footwear OR Hard Accessories team. You will manage your own product category to source, develop, cost, manage and present.

As the Assistant Buyer on Menswear – Footwear OR Hard Accessories you’ll:

  • Plan under the remit set by the Buyer a compelling range targeted at the customer.
  • Manage the product and packaging Critical Path
  • Working as part of a busy department with high option count
  • Be effective in supplier negotiations to maximise promotional/range opportunities
  • Sourcing and developing commercial product ranges
  • Detail design lead development
  • Understand and can explain market and consumer trends by monitoring competitor activity
  • Assist in the delivery of visual display initiatives

Your experience and skills will ideally include:

  • Experience of Menswear and Footwear OR Hard Accessories previously
  • Coming from a Prior product development experience with range responsibility
  • Already working as an Assistant in a retail/fashion environment.
  • Must be able to spot a trend and relate that to the customer.
  • Good awareness of what is going on in the market.
  • Very product focused.
  • Eye for Trend
  • Have the ability to drive a product forward
  • Ability to manage people i.e. a Trainee for the Nightwear role.
  • Ability to present at Director level
  • Good range building experience

If you feel you have the right skill set for this opportunity as Assistant Buyer for this leading multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer based in the Midlands then please send your CV in consideration.



Salary:£120000 – £135000 per annum + ATTRACTIVE PACKAGE
Date posted:09/10/2015 16:05
Job Description:
CATEGORY CREATIVE DIRECTOR – WOMENS LIFESTYLE FOOTWEAR – LONDON – UPTO £135K (PLUS ATTRACTIVE PACKAGE)My client is a Global, progressive and market leading footwear brand-house, selling into over 200 countries worldwide. Due to developments within the business they are currently recruiting for a new role of ‘Category Creative Director’ for one of their most successful brands, focusing on women’s lifestyle footwear.

The role reports directly into the VP Creative Director with the aim to strengthen and offer clear direction for all women’s lifestyle product within the brand. You will lead and inspire a team of footwear designers and oversee the creative teams across material, colour and technical specs, bringing the overall brand vision to life!

This is an incredibly high profile position with an ever-progressing business, so the ability to change and adapt with the needs of the business is pivotal. The ideal candidate will have the following

*Degree educated in Design or equivalent experience in a related area.
*10+ years design and development experience within footwear development, focused on womenswear
*Critical skills in “shoe-making” covering various construction methods, including last development
*Strong team management experience
*Strong computer skills. Adobe Illustrator, Excel, Word and Photoshop.
*Strong ability to adhere to deadlines. Delivers accurate data on-time and in-full.
*Advanced knowledge of fit/construction and costing.
*Excellent written and oral communication
*Advanced product knowledge and knowledge of global markets and competitors.

Opportunities within the brand are extremely rare at this level, so if you can deliver on all the above – please apply today for immediate consideration!

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.



Assistant Manager: Edinburgh Footwear Boutique

Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Shoes, Boutique, Premium, Concession, Manager , Deputy Manager, Accessories,

Assistant Manager Edinburgh – Brand new Concession!

Published in:
Ref. No: 28116463
Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian
Salary: £18,000 – £19,000 per annum

In order to be considered, candidates will:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience as a manager in a high profile store or concession
  • The ability to manage in a sales led environment
  • Operational through KPIs
  • Be passionate about fashion and knowledgeable about the market
  • Have a strong retail operations skill set and be confident in leading a team
  • Love managing a high profile location and be comfortable with the challenges this brings

Only candidates with CVs most closely matched to the above description will be contacted.

Required skills & expertise:

  • Footwear
  • Retail
  • ShoesStore
  • Management
  • KPI Reports


Assistant Manager: Footwear

Are you customer focused with a passion for delivering excellent service standards? Do you have what it takes to manage and motivate a team to exceed targets and objectives? Are you currently working in retail and looking for a new opportunity with a successful and well established company?

If yes applies to all of the above this may be the perfect role for you!

My client is a family owned footwear brand with an amazing reputation for their excellent customer service and dedication to their people. Driving the success of the stores by providing a vast offering of branded ranges and a flawless shopping experience, this retailer has secured their place in the market for over 60 years.

An opportunity for a talented Assistant Manager has become available in their flagship store.

Responsibilities include:

* Deputising to the Store Manager, supporting in the running of the store
* Managing and motivating a customer focused team
* Driving sales targets and store objectives
* Training and developing team members
* Visual merchandising
* Identifying ways to maximise sales opportunities

The ideal candidate will have:

* Assistant/Deputy Management experience gained within fashion retail (clothing, accessories or footwear)
* Strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate effectively
* A passion for delivering excellent customer service
* Dynamic approach and a ‘can do’ attitude
* Dedication to the brand and its ethos

If you are currently an Assistant/Deputy Manager and have the drive and enthusiasm this role requires, please get in touch for more info. Please send a copy of your CV to Lauren Wisdom at Pzazz Retail.

We regret that due to current volumes, we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible. If you are contacted, please note that, as part of the registration process, you will be required to provide us with proof of identity and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Pzazz Retail, part of the St George’s Recruitment Group, is acting as an employment agency in regard to this vacancy. We specialise in finding great jobs for great people; our consultants handle a wide range of retail roles. If you’re looking for a fresh approach to retail recruitment, please contact us now.


Head of Buying & Merchandising Footwear in UAE

Visual Merchandise Merchandiser- Leading Fashion Retailer in the Middle East

Amazing opportunity for an experienced, dynamic, and hands on Visual Merchandise Manager to join this very vibrant and hugely successful Retailer!! This company is taking the Middle East by storm with huge expansion plans in the pipeline.

If you come from a large retail background, and are looking to work with a smaller retailer that is growing then this is the role for you!

This company offers a very supportive environment and great opportunities for progression. You need to be hungry for success and ready to work hard for it!

Responsibilities of this role are likely to include:

–          Direct liaison with the brands visual teams with regards to seasonal themes, directions and   implementation

–   Plan and manage the implementation of a seasonal visual merchandising calendar in all stores.

–          Consistently maintain brand visual standards, both windows and interiors of stores and any marketing or other activity that involves the product.

–          Drive product sell-through via effective re-merchandising of stores, working in liaison with Senior Merchandise Planner in Division.

–          Effectively plan VM and store layout for new collection launches.

You will have….

–          Minimum of 4 years’ experience in retail, preferably high end fashion

–          Excellent communication skills

–          Strong awareness of key fashion brands

–          Strong time management skills

–          Excellent coaching, communication and organizational skills

–          High level of attention to details

*** Only candidates that speak Italian fluently will be considered ***

To apply for this fantastic role please click ‘Apply’ or contact Imogen Graham

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  • Contact: William Bates
  • Reference: Caterer/WB6594
  • Job ID: 63687943


Footwear Technologist | TALISMAN FASHION

Footwear Technologist
From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Talisman Fashion
Date posted:
09/06/2015 16:47
Job Description:

My client seeks a commercial Footwear Technologist to manage women’s and men’s footwear. You will be up to date on current footwear legislations and be able to demonstrate a solid understanding in footwear construction and possess good manufacturing knowledge.

Job responsibilities:

• Work from design concept through to delivery in stores.
• Improve efficiency and quality and keeping up-to date on footwear standards.
• Provide technical and development support to teams and buyers.
• Create technical specs and work with suppliers in the UK and Far East.
• Manage fit sessions and relay fit comments back to suppliers.
• Work closely with buyers and designers and advise on construction, fit, development & materials.
• Manage the approval and sealing process.
• Update and maintain supplier technical manuals as well as requesting and managing test reports.
• Work with warehouse to ensure quality is acceptable to approved technical standards.
• Manage wearer trials and report writing.
• Some overseas travel might be required to oversee production or to resolve any technical issues with factories.

The ideal candidate must have UK retail high street experience and you will be organised, confident and an enthusiastic team player and be able to communicate at all levels.

If you are interested in this position then please apply today, forwarding an up to date CV. We regret that due to volume, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Footwear Merchandiser

Location : Cardiff – South Glamorgan,Wales, United Kingdom
Type : Permanent Jobs
Salary : Competitive Salary + Bonus + Pension
Main Industry : Search Fashion, Art & Design Jobs
Other Industries and Skills : Retail & Wholesale
Job ID : 43127049
Posted On : 19 June 2015
Job Title: Buyer – Footwear
Location: Cardiff
Salary: Competitive SalaryOur client is a national clothing retailer with over 350 stores throughout the UK. The company offers a variety of great quality, fashionable clothes for men, women and children. They are currently undergoing a period of growth and looking to further their proposition.They are looking for new people to join the company and they are actively seeking an experienced Footwear Buyer to join their Head Office team based in Cardiff.

The client is looking to identify candidates with proven experience within footwear buying however more specifically from within a high street fashion environment. Our client is looking for strong buyers who are capable of driving a team, enhancing the product range with a proven successful track record.

for this role Apply in the strictest of confidence to Tom Twist at PDA SEARCH AND SELECTION LTD.

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