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Senior Outerwear and Tailoring Designer

Employer
TFG London
Location
London
Salary
Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Sector
Creative and Design
Role
Senior Executive
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

About The Role

We are looking for a Senior Outerwear and Tailoring Designer to join our Design department. This opportunity is a 9-month contract covering maternity and will see you cover the full breath of the Outerwear and Tailoring range including suits and tailored separates.

The Senior Outerwear and Tailoring Designer will lead the department to design and deliver a cohesive product range. In this role you will report into the Head of Design and work collaboratively with the Junior Designer and our Buying and Merchandising team to build seasonal collections which are both creative and commercial.

Key accountabilities include;
  • Working in close tandem with the wider Design team to create seasonal moodboards and colour palettes, compiling key shape and key item packs at the start of the season
  • Representing the Hobbs brand in sign off and at business presentations in line with the critical path, frequently presenting to the Brand Directors and Heads of Departments
  • Partnering with the Fabric Manager to source inspirational swatches, fabrics and trims during the creation of collections
  • Working closely with the Buying and Technical teams to ensure fit and quality is maintained to brand standards for Outerwear and Tailoring
  • Designing specific capsule collections depending on the strategy for Limited Edition
  • Coaching the Junior Designer on the department, celebrating their success and leading professionally

About You

We are looking for a Senior Outerwear and Tailoring Designer who can demonstrate relevant commercial and technical experience working with a print studio, supplier or another fashion/retail business in a similar role. Expertise within Outerwear and Tailoring is key for success in this role.

We would need you to demonstrate excellent hand drawing skills alongside digital skills including the fluent use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and a Wacom creative tablet. Strong communication skills with an appetite to embrace a blended approach of working across our Hobbs brand is also important, as is a strong sense of silhouette and creative flair.

About Us

Across the TFG Brands, we pride ourselves on having our people at the heart of everything we do and we really believe that a career in retail is unbeatable. We will give you the tools and the time to develop your career in the direction you want to go. Alongside that, we have some great benefits which include:
  • Hobbs Employee Discount of 70%, and 50% discount with Phase Eight and Whistles, as per the TFG Brands Discount Policy
  • Up to 28 days holiday entitlement per annum in addition to the usual public and bank holidays
  • Financial and Wellbeing support
  • Subsided gym membership
  • Enhanced Maternity package
  • Virtual GP service - unlimited access 24/7
  • Plus much more!

TFG London Inclusion and Diversity statement of commitment:

At TFG London and across all our brands we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that welcomes, develops and celebrates a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, cultural references and ideas and opinions within our business.

We are working together to ensure our environment is one where difference is not only respected but encouraged and celebrated and people can bring their authentic, unique selves to work, where their contribution is valued, ability enhanced, and perspective appreciated.

Company

TFG London is part of The Foschini Group Limited (TFG), a leading South African retail business. TFG entered the UK market in 2015 with the acquisition of Phase Eight and we have now added Whistles and Hobbs to our impressive portfolio of the most successful, premium womenswear brands in the UK. We opened our first TFG store in December 2019 and are excited to keep growing the TFG London group.

About our brands: Hobbs:

Hobbs

Founded in Hampstead in 1981, each Hobbs collection embodies the multifaceted nature of modern women, with both tailored yet feminine everyday styles and standout event dressing. The in-house design team spearheads affordable luxury in its London atelier, exquisite quality and attention to detail are intrinsic to the brand. From conception to creation, every piece that bears the Hobbs name has a story to tell.

Phase Eight:

Phase Eight

2019 saw Phase Eight celebrate 40 years designing premium and stylish collections for all occasions. They have positioned themselves as a go-to dress destination and in 2013 launched a successful bridal range. Combined with their daywear, accessories and shoe offering, they give their customers a complete wardrobe solution. The brand ethos is that great style is not just about the clothes, but a mindset; every style is designed to make women feel as great as they look.

Whistles:

Whistles

Whistles is a contemporary fashion brand, based in London. A shopping destination for the busy, dynamic woman, they create timeless pieces with an intelligent sense of design. Collections are considered, wearable and yet distinct, with true seven days a week appeal, crafted to fit effortlessly into modern life.

TFG London Inclusion and Diversity:

At TFG London and across all our brands we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that welcomes, develops and celebrates a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, cultural references and ideas and opinions within our business.

We are working together to ensure our environment is one where difference is not only respected but encouraged and celebrated and people can bring their authentic, unique selves to work, where their contribution is valued, ability enhanced, and perspective appreciated.

We are also proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer. Our aim is to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

Working at TFG London:

Across the TFG brands, we pride ourselves on having our people at the heart of everything we do. We take great interest in the well-being of our employees enabling them to perform to the best of their ability at all times. Across the TFG brands we really believe that a career in retail is unbeatable. It is an industry in constant motion, defined by the pace of change and by the relentless competition. The retail landscape is constantly shifting, reacting to the customer and their needs. It is also an industry defined by its people. Across the TFG brands, our most valuable asset is our people.

Health and Wellbeing:

The well-being of our employees is really important to us which is why we have some fantastic benefits including:

  • Providing advice to help improve our teams emotional, physical, vocational and financial wellness through our partnership with the Retail Trust
  • Unlimited access to a Virtual GP, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year
  • Subsidised gym membership for central teams
  • Free annual eye test with Specsavers
  • Fresh fruit supplied weekly for all central teams employees to enjoy

Charity Day:

Across the brands, we love giving to charity and we encourage all employees to utilise 1 day per year to take part in a charity initiative of their choice. We are continuously inspired when we hear about employees’ involvements in different charity events and initiatives.

Other Benefits:

We also offer some fantastic benefits such as:

  • Generous discount across our brands
  • Blended working for central teams
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

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