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.



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!

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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.


Footwear Designer – London | Hindesite Ltd

My client based in South West London are seeking a highly skilled Footwear Designer to join their dynamic global company!
As a member of the Product Team the role of the Footwear Designer is a key position within this rapidly expanding business. You will develop and create illustrations and technical drawings (Adobe Illustrator based) to a high quality and technical level. You will contribute to and follow design direction and translate market input into innovative yet progressive designs.
This role would suit a creative designer with a minimum of 4 years of commercial experience in Footwear Design with a strong work ethic. A “can do” attitude is essential in this role!
Key skills:
* A minimum of 4 years of commercial experience as a Footwear Designer
* Ability to conceptualise the footwear line
* Experience in developing embellished shoes
* Good free hand sketching skills
* Thorough knowledge of lasts and footwear constructions
* Ability to understand and work within the parameters of the product and the brand guidelines
* Experience of working with Far East factories on casual /sports products
* Excellent and up to date market knowledge of trends, designers and brands
* Good understanding of international markets
* Experience of creating specification sheets to high standard and see it through to development process
* Experience and knowledge of materials, pattern making, and the fitting of footwear
* Experience of working to a commercial brief and delivering designs and product on costs and to deadline.
* Use knowledge of costing and shoemaking to develop cost efficient product
You must be willing to travel as required.
You must live within a commutable distance of South West London.


Salary: £40k-£60k depending on experience + benefits

Location: London

Job Type: Permanent

Start Date: Immediately

Duration: Permanent

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Assistant Manager – Lab & Quality Assurance | Bata Shoe Co. (Bangladesh) Ltd.

No. of  Vacancies
Job Description / Responsibility
  • To manage Laboratory activities by maintaining harmonious and peaceful with your workforce and efficient utilization of machineries and test material available with you.
  • To make sure that no consignment of raw material is received and issued to production department unless tested and approved by the laboratory.
  • To carry out in process quality control tests i.e adhesion, tensile strength, flexing etc on daily basis and confirm that Bata Shoe Organization minimum quality specification are maintained.
  • To ensure quality of shoe by ensuring regular checking and testing.
  • To manage PU pouring operations by ensuring regular checking and testing.
Job Nature
Educational Requirements
    Bachelor/ Masters in Chemistry/ Applied Chemistry or B.Sc/ M.Sc major in Polymer Engineering
Experience Requirements
    4 to 9 year(s)
Additional Job Requirements
  • Age 25 to 35 year(s)
  • Sound knowledge on different types of tests used in Laboratory
  • Excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player with flexibility and adaptability;
  • Operating computer (MS Office, email, internet).
  • Result driven & innovative thinking skills;
  • Adequate knowledge on manufacturing/production process
Job Location
    Anywhere in Bangladesh
Salary Range
Other Benefits
    As per company policy
Published On:
 Jun 10, 2015
Application Deadline :
Jun 25, 2015
Job Source Online Job Posting

Quality Assurance Officer | Bata Shoe Co. (Bangladesh) Ltd.

No. of  Vacancies
Job Description / Responsibility
  • To ensure good quality leather at source.
  • Monitor leather grading Quality Assurance on daily basis.
  • Assist Quality Assurance Manager to make action plan for improving leather quality.
  • Make Re-engineering at production process to solve leather quality related issues.
  • Able to work in tannery industry and achieve the given target.
Job Nature
Educational Requirements
    B.Sc/ M.Sc major in Leather Engineering (Applicants working as leather technologist having minimum 4 years experience can also apply)
Additional Job Requirements
  • Age 22 to 28 year(s)
  • Sound knowledge on different types of leather and tannery industry
  • Excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player with flexibility and adaptability;
  • Operating computer (MS Office, email, internet).
  • Result driven & innovative thinking skills;
  • Adequate knowledge on quality assurance process
Job Location
    Anywhere in Bangladesh
Salary Range
Other Benefits
    As per company policy
Published On:
 Jun 11, 2015
Application Deadline :
Jun 25, 2015
Job Source Online Job Posting

Sr. Officer (Shift In-charge), Production । Bata Shoe Co. (Bangladesh) Ltd.

No. of  Vacancies
Job Description / Responsibility
  • To check daily attendance and absenteeism and make necessary adjustment to meet the required output.
  • To check quality of the material while receiving as per reference sample and to take corrective action where necessary.
  • To ensure that finished products/components produced in your Dept. are supplied plan by plan. Products components form one plan are not used to make up shortage of another plan.
  • To supervise closely the production of new products/articles. Necessary coordination to be maintained with the concern designer, Product Development Manager and Lab. Manager. Top priority should be given in this regard.
  • To ensure that the workshop under your control is always clean & tidy in top order.
  • To ensure discipline in your area during working hours and to see welfare of the workers.
  • To maintain relationships with operators, charge hands and instructors through inter-flow, Quality conference, Counseling etc.
  • To coordinate with Purchase dept. Costing & Efficiency dept. Merchandizing, Product Development, Accounts, Associate Business Unit, Central Distribution Center & other departments for the issues related to them.
  • Any other job assigned to you by your supervisor or under signed.
Job Nature
Educational Requirements
    B.Sc/ M.Sc major in Footwear/Leather Engineering/Industrial & Production Engineering-IPE/ Chemical Engineering/ Chemistry/ Mechanical Engineering/ Polymer Science (Education may be relaxed only for candidates have quality experience)
Experience Requirements
    1 to 4 year(s)
Additional Job Requirements
  • Age 23 to 29 year(s)
  • Sound knowledge on production/manufacturing process
  • Excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player with flexibility and adaptability;
  • Operating computer (MS Office, email, internet).
  • Result driven & innovative thinking skills;
  • Operating computer (MS Office, email, internet).
Job Location
    Anywhere in Bangladesh
Salary Range
Other Benefits
    As per company policy
Published On:
 Jun 2, 2015
Application Deadline
Jun 15, 2015
Job Source Online Job Posting