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SENIOR DESIGNER - FULL TIME

As Senior designer at Mistral, you will be working to translate emerging trends into stories our customers will love and believe in, whilst continuing to build on the core she loves. You will work closely with our Print designer, Buying team and our Suppliers to create ranges that excite the customer.

Key responsibilities:
· Strong interpretation of trends into commercial designs
· Gathering & using relevant internal and external information to drive product and range development for the customer 
· Developing the product strategy in conjunction with the Buyers and Merchandisers, which can then be translated into specific products for the collections
. Ensuring the wholesale ranges are ready on time
· Following product development through from Brief to Production
· Constantly developing the range with Buying and our suppliers to ensure it evolves and continues to meet the needs of the customer
· Responsible for producing specs by CAD
· Ability to build independent colour stories that suit the Brand
· Coach and develop Junior Designer / more junior team members
· Supplier and inspirational trips

Skills / experience required:
· Technical knowledge of product is essential
· Good experience of Adobe creative suite on Mac
· Experience working with European , Indian and Far East factories/suppliers
· Ability to strongly interpret trends into designs/product for the Mistral customer
. The ability to organise, prioritise and deal with change
· Appetite for design influences and strong eye
· Ability to work under own initiative
· Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate confidently at all levels
.  Attention to detail and a determination to produce work to the highest standard
· Ability to work under pressure
· Good teamwork and inter-personal skills
. Working to key deadlines
. Market awareness
. Passion for the Mistral brand and an understanding of its place in the market


If you feel that you are right for this role please attach your CV and a link to your online portfolio for your application to be considered or email Theresa@waltondesign.com

JUNIOR DESIGNER - FULL TIME

We are seeking a passionate, motivated and creative Junior Designer to join our small team at Mistral. Working over both clothing and accessories simultaneously, you will be an integral team player who is able to adapt to a fast paced environment and also use initiative in building commercial ranges for the Mistral customer.

Job Role:

  • Working on clothing and accessories simultaneously  
  • Initial mood and colour research to create concepts for mood boards, commercial colour palettes and key looks for each theme to present to the team
  • Develop an understanding of the customer and be aware of the trends that they would engage with
  • Ensure a working knowledge of the product area, keeping up to date with sales figures
  • Attend trade shows and shop visits to research new shapes/fabrics/ideas for new season development
  • Review competitor ranges and constantly check pricing structures
  • Attend fit sessions and liaise with the factory to send clear comments
  • Produce detailed design specs and technical packs
  • Supplier communication on a daily basis for developing ranges and ensuring the critical path is maintained
  • Working closely with the rest of the design team to ensure a cohesive product range is created
  • Recolouring prints and art-working them as factory ready documents. The ability to create repeat prints from hand-drawn images would be beneficial
  • Booking in of samples and keeping track of lab dips/strike offs etc and keeping them in an organised manner
  • Be flexible for the needs of the business in order to work to critical deadlines
  • Proficient knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel
  • Ensuring the Salesman Sample deadline is maintained at all times whilst continuously chasing all suppliers and keeping the team fully updated on the progress
  • Must be self-motivated, have the ability to work under own initiative as well as in a team within a fast paced environment and to tight deadlines which are key
  • Ability to problem solve and manage workload effectively and efficiently
  • At least 1 years relevant experience within a clothing/accessories design role

Full Time
Circa £20,000 per annum dependent on experience

Please email your CV to: claire@waltondesign.com

 

Assistant Manager

Winchester - FULL TIME

Reporting to the Store Manager you will support them with the overall management and day to day activities in the store.  Applicants need to be experienced in retail, driving sales, advising and providing great customer service. Store management & documentation, cash handling, maintaining store standards & company standards.  You will be an excellent communicator with a strong sense of fashion and the ability to inspire.

Please call into the store, complete the form on this page or email your CV to: Hannahfield@waltondesign.com


Sales Assistants

Bath - Sales Assistant - 24 hours

Please call into the store, complete the form on this page or email your CV to: Hannahfield@waltondesign.com

Chichester - Sales Assistant - 12 hours (lunch cover)

Please call into the store, complete the form on this page or email your CV to kate@waltondesign.com

Dartmouth - Sales Assistant - 8 hours

Please call into the store, complete the form on this page or email your CV to: Hannahfield@waltondesign.com


Warehouse Assistant

Responsible for supporting the Warehouse/Distribution Manager with all aspects of our Warehouse and Stock distribution operation based in Calne, Wiltshire.
The role:

  • Daily/Weekly Warehouse operation tasks, utilising existing processes and suggesting new ideas.
  • Stock Management. Accepting incoming deliveries, counting and storing stock, and timely preparation of goods ready for dispatch. Participation in Stocktake processes
  • Supporting in the delivery of goods to locations across the South West.
  • Ensure workplace Health and Safety requirements are met at all times.
  • Work within a small team, actively contributing to the department productivity.
  • Deliver high standards of customer service at all times at all levels.

Skills:

  • Warehouse experience, ideally within Fashion/Clothing.
  •  Excellent Verbal and numerical skills. Proactive, strong communicator
  •  Capable of coping with significant change in a fast paced environment
  •  Full, Clean Driving Licence.
  •  Good working knowledge of IT systems, including Excel.
  •  Hands on approach, Customer focussed, Flexible to suit business needs
  •  Health & Safety knowledge.
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Hours per week:        40 hours per week.
Pay Rate:                    £7.20 per hour (£7.50 from April 1st 2017)
Apply to : Iainrichards@waltondesign.com


 

 

 

 

 

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