Assistant Designer - Level 2 (915/Teen)

Date Posted: Posted20 days ago
London W1W 8HJ

Job Description



L2 - Junior Manager

Closing Date:


Permanent / Fixed Term


Support Centre Location

London Office

More about the role

Here, at New Look, everything that we do is for the love of fashion.

We’ve been bringing the latest fashion to the high-street since 1969. We’re now a global, multichannel brand offering on-trend, value-fashion for women, men and teenage girls. Even after 50 years we’ve stayed true to our original mission of delivering fabulous products at a price our customers can afford.
We invented fast fashion and it’s our colleagues today that continue our journey to create a New Look that everyone loves.
It’s our values that inspire us every day - we play to win, we are customer obsessed, we work as one…and it starts with you.
We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join our New Look team.

About you:
Ideally we would like you to have the following skills:

  • A Background in Design
  • Strong CAD Skills
  • Previous experience as a Design Room Assistant / Assistant Designer within a major retailer
  • PC / Mac literate - Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Word, Adobe Suite
  • Factory ready tech pack creations
  • Trend Aware
  • Understanding of commercial garment / product construction methods
  • Understanding of how to translate fashion trends into commercial product opportunities
  • Knowledge of buying calendar (critical path)
  • The ability to work under pressure and in a fast paced environment
  • Influencing skills
  • Team working skills
  • Analytical/interpretation skills
  • Customer knowledge and a strong fashion eye
  • Good interpersonal / communication skills
  • Ability to initiate, build and maintain relationships with Buying, Merchandising, QA and Suppliers
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Good time management
  • PC / Mac literate - Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Word, Adobe Suite

What will I be doing?

  • To assist the Designers in the creation of new product concepts in line with the product strategy
  • Researching relevant lifestyle trends, product trends, colour trends, fabric trends and new trims & garment details
  • Identifying new Product opportunities
  • Working with other Designers within the business area and where relevant across the business to share ideas and identify new opportunities
  • Providing input to the Product strategy for the relevant department
  • Assist in the production of trend packs, catwalk presentations, sourcing packs and department specific briefs
  • Assisting the Designers to achieve other strategic objectives for the sub-brand or product department
  • Identifying and delivering detailed trend reports from catwalks
  • Completing and reporting back on NL store visits and competitor shops
  • Supporting with trend research using websites, ecommerce sites, lifestyle blogs and social media
  • Contributing ideas in design team discussions
Product Awareness
  • An understanding of the New Look Customer
  • Basic understanding of our Customer Insight and Market Share
  • Actively contributing in trend and competitor analysis, making recommendations for changes or developments
  • Ongoing familiarity of the competition’s product range
  • Supporting with the development of fellow colleagues
  • Collaboratively working with Merchandising, Design and Technical colleagues

Why New Look?

The amazing people, the love of fashion, the 4pm Friday finishes – there are so many reasons to love working at New Look.
We offer training to support you and your career progression, so that you can be at your absolute best.
You’ll also receive these amazing benefits:
  • 40% staff discount
  • Monthly 25% off privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy
  • Quarterly sample sales
  • Season ticket loans
Apply now to find out more

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