Design Assistant - Kidswear

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: WGC

United Kingdom

Apply by: 07/07/2022

Design Assistant - Kidswear


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About the role

We are delighted to share that we are seeking a Design Assistant to join the Kidswear Clothing team here at Tesco. 

We're looking for someone who is driven and passionate about all things design. The role will need you to be proactive and forthcoming with spotting the latest trends and be able to communicate them with confidence and clarity to the commercial design and buying teams along with any key leadership stakeholders.

You'll demonstrate the ability to create your own original trend research and mood boards that are brand appropriate with our customer at the heart of everything we do.

A large part of this role will involve supporting a design manager and the wider design function with presentation and meeting preparation, product development, colour and trend forecasting, and technical spec creation.

You will be responsible for

  • Proactive communications with the buying and design teams, creating awareness of emerging trends and colours.
  • Providing design, product development and sampling support to keep the team running efficiently.
  • Supporting your line manager in preparation for all key product development meetings and presentations.
  • We conduct customer and competitor research to influence designs, build reports to share with the design team in meetings. You'll also contribute to the department's design direction, being proactive in identifying core lines, key statements and colours to drive sales.
  • Understanding best and worst lines to influence seasonal strategy and product opportunities.
  • Designing balanced ranges, understanding range principles.
  • Supporting the delivery of 'must haves' and seasonal/trend products for our customer and resolving day to day operational issues/queries, escalating where appropriate.
  • Assisting your manager by designing the accurate number of options to meet the needs of the department. You'll also compile brief packs to achieve 'right first time' quality buying sample.
  • Playing your role in delivering the to the key dates in the critical path

You will need

As a Design Assistant you'll need experience of Creative design, Photoshop/ Illustrator and hand illustration experience.

We also need this person to have relevant CAD design programmes experience as well as surface pattern/ illustration design.

You'll have an appreciation of the range planning process and product development as well as experience with MS office tools.

If this role sounds like it could be of interest we would love to hear from you!

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays).
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home.
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want.

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues.

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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