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Digital Style Developer
Manchester

Job reference: 003016

Closing date: 27/09/2019

Salary: up to £35,000 per annum

Department: Design, Technical and QA

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

N Brown Group is best known for our three power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and JD Williams.  We are a rapidly changing digital first retailer serving an international customer base.  Our vision is to be the universally loved experts in ‘fashion that fits’ by offering ranges which are both size and age inclusive, helping our customers to look and feel amazing.  As we continue to invest in becoming a leading digital retailer there’s never been a better time to join us. 

 

We are looking for a Digital Style Developer to  translate designs using 2D digital pattern development and 3D digital software to create products that meet our customer expectations on Fit, Quality and Value.

 

What you’ll be responsible for:

 

  • Work in line with the Digital strategy as defined by the Head of Digital Fit & Innovation.
  • Translate design into a creative 2D pattern, ensuring accuracy and consistency of fit in all sizes aligned to the internal block library by brand to ensure they flatter our customer.
  • Ensure style pattern is accurately graded in 2D system and update size specification.
  • Work effectively in 3D environment to develop style in partnership with Buying & Design through to concept and technical approval ensuring it is developed on time and from the right supplier for the product type.
  • Create tech pack with all supporting documentation and digitally share with Supplier and Development and Innovation team.
  • Effectively engineer patterns to support net margin improvements.
  • Provide Digital & creative expertise to support the wider product team including Design, Buying, Development & Innovation Team, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Base and Apprentices/placements.
  • Constantly review and improve Digital Software libraries in line with new developments/dept strategy i.e. Fabric, trims etc.
  • Communication – engage with the wider business team both internal and external to drive the Digital strategy.
  • In conjunction with Block Innovator, evaluate performance of product through customer feedback and returns metrics to ensure block library is maintained.
  • Evaluate Supplier for skill abilities, lead times and quality of product achieved acting on issues and recommending improvements
  • Monitor and maintain all product information on Critical Path and data files.
  • Growth in Profitability – reduce returns rates due to improved Fit and Quality, Value and Customer perception with less quality issues at source.

 

What you will need to succeed:

  • Digital Pattern cutting
  • Grading skills
  • Competent in using 2D/3D digital software
  • Creative flair with a good appreciation of fashion/current trends/quality standards on product fit/styling/construction and innovation to product
  • Fitting skills specific to relevant product.
  • Communication skills – verbal and written – ability to communicate via variety of media with different cultures/various levels of Stakeholders with professionalism, tact, diplomacy and integrity.
  • Technical Expertise in relevant products including but not exhausting, experience in testing legislation, chemical management and fabric knowledge.
  • Relevant Product construction knowledge
  • Knowledge of a wide ranging Supply base.
  • Knowledge of product testing, legislation and compliance relating to relevant product types.
  • Analytical skills
  • IT skills – competent understanding of IT systems
  • Highly organised
  • Self-motivated, innovative and forward thinking
  • Excellent Time Management – personal and role impact

 

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.

 

 

 

 

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