Head Office Careers

Our Head Office is based in South West London and is home to our central functions including design, buying, merchandising, marketing, finance and IT. We are looking for enthusiastic self starters with the drive and ambition to support our stores across these functions and are currently recruiting into the following roles:
Womenswear Designer

Job Title: Womenswear Designer
Department: Design
Reporting To: Head of Womenswear Design
Responsible For: No direct Reports

Main Aim of Role:

Working with the Head of Womenswear Design and design team on all aspects of the development of the Crew Women’s collection in line with company strategy.  Specific initial responsibility and accountability for the jersey and sweats ranges. 

Key performance indicators:

  1. Full price Womenswear sales growth season on season with achievement of business plan overall;
  2. Specific sales performance of own designed categories
  3. Delivery of suitable designs selected by the buying/merchandising teams for ranging

Key accountabilities:  Design and development: Womenswear:

  1. Identifying who our current Crew Clothing customer is, who our lapsed customer is and who our untapped customer might be through own store visits, competitor visits and liaison with the Crew clothing team
  2. Contributing to the research and creation of seasonal mood boards and colour palletes with the Head of Womenswear Design and design team with brand focus at all times
  3. Participating in the sourcing of prints / artworks and liaison of their development within the range with the in-house print designer
  4. Working with freelance graphics designer on any graphics required
  5. Working into the options and brief given by the Head of Womenswear design in line with the plan generated by merchandising
  6. Sourcing fabrics and trims and identifying carry over fabrics and trims with the Sourcing Manager
  7. Ownership of specific range areas to create a balance of core lines, updates and tiered newness, with initial focus on jersey and sweats
  8. Developing a coherent range structure within owned areas to deliver choice of fashionability, end-use, pricing architecture, colour etc.
  9. Creating final range sketches with approval of the Head of Womenswear Design to present at sketch sign-off to the relevant directors and teams
  10. Creating design packs using illustrator ready to liaise with suppliers and the in-house technical team as required
  11. Creating range plans with the WW team and updating as required
  12. Adherence to critical path deadlines
  13. Contributing to initial outfitting concepts with the Head of Womenswear design
  14. Working with the buying team to deliver short lead-time design for open to buy in season reacting to market and customer trends

Key accountabilities: Cross functional working:

  1. Understanding and achieving the critical path given by Directors
  2. Working with buying teams and the supplier base on initial costings and margin implications of all product development
  3. Chasing in and presenting prototype samples to buying and merchandising teams as well as Directors and the MD
  4. Placing SMS orders for business requirements including wholesale
  5. Attending fittings with the technical and buying teams
  6. Travelling to the International supplier base or on specific research trips as required in line with achieving company strategy
  7. Presentation of owned ranges to any selling channel as required
  8. Tracking sales and taking ownership of product lines with the buying and merchandising teams to gain learnings for future growth
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If you feel you have what it takes to succeed in a role at Crew Clothing Co. please send your CV and a covering letter indicating the reference number and position you are applying for to recruitment@crewclothing.co.uk

If you have any other queries regarding career opportunities at Crew Clothing, please do not hesitate to contact our HR Team on 0208 875 2300.

Crew Clothing Co believes in equality of opportunity and employs people solely on the basis of their abilities.

If you are an applicant from outside the EEA, you will be asked to provide the relevant documentation to prove your eligibility to live and work in the UK during the recruitment process.

Please note that unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, only candidates who are selected for interview will be contacted.