About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an Apparel Designer with prior experience of working for a Sportswear or Lifestyle brand to join the team here at LFC. This position is responsible for the design of own-brand apparel ranges to be sold in LFC global merchandising channels. Ranges designed are to be reflective of the seasonal design strategy and provided briefs.
What will you be doing?
You will undertake global design research on current market trends, future trends and fan insights, with the ability to interpret research to a commercial level and present findings back with a view to producing customer profiles, colour, mood, and trim boards to inform direction of each range, in keeping with overall design strategy and insight.
As well as the design of apparel products, against specified briefs and financial frameworks you will create accurate, detailed design specifications for each product, packaging, trim and labelling to inform factories of product creation.
Working closely with our Product Development team you will ensure design overviews, technical packs, packaging guidelines and packaging library are up to date in line with amendments required, to be communicated and distributed accordingly.
Other key elements of the role include:
- Support and lead freelancers where required and contribute to brief setting. Allocate and prioritise workflow in line with critical paths.
- Contribute to the sustainability goals of the department, through the ongoing development and improvement of product and packaging design.
- Attend supplier meetings and visit factories where applicable.
- Support Club partnerships and licensee agreements with design work, when required.
- Support global merchandising partners with design work, when required.
- Ensure collaboration across multi product collections working closely with our hardware designer.
Who are we looking for?
A background with Multi product knowledge across men’s, women’s, children’s, baby and accessories as well as commercial awareness and knowledge of the global competitor market will be important for this role.
Experience of graphic design, clothing design with a sports or lifestyle brand as well as working knowledge of design packages including Photoshop and Illustrator will also be essential
Why should you apply?
This is a full-time permanent role working 35 hours per week. Your main base will be our Distribution Centre in Whiston
To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days) and a contributory pension scheme.
You will have access to our benefits kit bag where you can get high street discounts, and a selection of benefit schemes you can join. There are opportunities to get involved with volunteering through our LFC Foundation to give back to the local community.
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