Victoria, London, UK
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At a glance:
Salary range - The budgeted salary range for this role is set at £29,600- £43,600
Contract type - This position is a Permanent role [fleixible]
Working pattern/flexible working - We know flexible working is important to you, and it is important to us too. The Partnership has adopted a blended working approach meaning you'll be able to work a mixture between the office and home based upon your personal needs whilst balancing the needs of the business. The Product Design team aim for around 2 days a week in the office to connect, usually a Tuesday and Wednesday and on a more ad-hoc basis to attend key meetings but again, are flexible on this.
Location - This role is based at our Victoria Head Office campus. Please note, any cost incurred as a result of travel to the office is the responsibility of the successful candidate. There is no travel allowance for this role.
About the role:
We are looking to recruit a proactive & creative Designer to join the Cook, Dine, Gift and Seasonal design team at John Lewis. The vacancy is for a 3D product designer, with the ability to design for a diverse range of products; including decorative accessories, gifting and homewares.
The successful applicant will have a passion for product design, a strength in research, form and excellent product development skills.
They will produce original, commercial and customer-centric design solutions for best in class own brand products.
They will take ownership of projects, including product development and sampling process, engaging with relevant stakeholders throughout the process.
They will be an excellent communicator, confident, adaptable and organised so that they are able to flex between multiple projects
This role is a great learning role for a designer who has some industry experience but is looking to develop themselves further in an exciting, fast paced and supportive design studio.
Travel with the team to research and to develop products in the UK, Europe and the Far East is necessary.
What will you be doing
You will take a supporting role in design projects, working independently, alongside or in collaboration with other Designers and the Trading community.
Play a critical role in delivering product design that will form a coherent category assortment aligned to brand / sub brand guidelines and in service of our customers. Support the Design Team and studio in fulfilling key tasks across the season.
Produce commercial and innovative design solutions to briefs. Develops product design handwriting, displaying a breadth of design handwriting to ensure our customer offer is truly unique.
Assists in the research, preparation and presentation of relevant and appropriate category trends. Demonstrate a good level of research and analytical skills to keep abreast of key customer requirements, market trends and conditions, product trends including technological advancements
Ensure the sampling process is efficient. Produces precise design packs. Ensure accurate samples are produced. Maintains comprehensive records of design projects.
Essential skills you’ll need:
The ability to use Rhino and Adobe packages to an advanced level is required.
The Designer will be able to flex their design handwriting and thrive on working on a diverse selection of projects.
Industry experience developing homewares and giftware products is required (e.g. specifying product detail, sampling, liaising with suppliers, etc)
Builds relationships with stakeholders across the design, buying teams and product tech to deliver design objectives. Works effectively with external manufacturing partners
Comprehensive commercial awareness of homeware and gifting market is essential.
BA degree in Design (product, fashion, furniture, textiles, surface pattern, decorative arts) or relevant experience
Desirable skills you’ll have:
Relevant industry experience within a design studio
Benefits of the Partnership and the role:
💻 - Hybrid Working.
⚖ - Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy
🐷 - Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not
🤑 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete your Earning Membership period. That’s 25% off in John Lewis (12% off electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose (some exclusions apply) You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.
🚴 - Simple cycle to work support scheme
🏰 - We’re really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them
🌱 - Learn more about our extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us, visit - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/benefits/
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Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 1 stage virtual interview which will include a project based task.
You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.
Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP.
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