Job details

Assistant Designer (FTC- Maternity cover)

Job reference: 003809

Closing date: 11/03/2021

Salary: Competitive Salary (DOE) plus excellent benefits

Department: Design, Technical and QA

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

N Brown group have been trading in the heart of Manchester for over 150 years. Our vision is to become the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of brands 

Assistant Designer  

The purpose of this role is to support the Design Team and help with the development of new and innovative products in line with our competitors. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of key trends, colour and shape direction to the business through production of trend books and presentations. 

You will support the product selection process to deliver exciting and commercial product ranges, delivering optimal brand and customer performance whilst demonstrating full understanding of our customers’ needs in regard to shape, fit and trend direction.  

This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced Assistant / Junior Designer, or graduate, with a related degree having spent some time in industry, looking to broaden their experience or start to grow their career in one of the UK’s largest online women’s retailers.  

What you’ll be responsible for: 

  • Supporting the design team by in delivering key trends, colour and shape direction by providing co- ordination and administration of design materials, imagery, samples and tracking of activity  

  • Ensure that the right level of newness is achieved to create exciting ranges displaying innovation in terms of product opportunity and to identify new and developing trends 

  • Designing, developing and executing a specific on-trend product range taking into account requirements for all selling channels 

  • Supporting the Design team in the modernisation and design of key product ranges in line with competitors and future trends 

  • Preparation, analysis and presentation of research on specific products; providing competitor assessments and shopping reports  

  • Creation of and system management of design information and online attributes 

  • Attending, and contributing, to the regular  departmental  creative meetings, suggesting ideas for future trends and providing updates on work activities 

What you will need to succeed: 

  • Excellent womenswear product knowledge  

  • Proven design systems, CAD, Adobe and Illustrator knowledge 

  • An innovative, flexible, creative and forward-thinking approach to work  

  • Excellent time management and an organised and planned approach to your work. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, along with the ability to influence and build relationships with key stakeholders.  

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.  


The closing date for this job has now passed.