Designer

Design
Permanent
Elgin
Overview
Working alongside a team of expert in-house designers you will continuously push the boundaries of innovation to inspire and excite our own collections as well as all our discerning customers and make each unique brief a reality.

Working alongside a team of expert in-house designers you will continuously push the boundaries of innovation to inspire and excite our own collections as well as all our discerning customers and make each unique brief a reality. Any evidence to support experience in this would be beneficial.

Key duties include:

  • Continuously develop innovative fabrics that explore yarns, weight, structure, pattern, texture, composition, and price.
  • Sourcing of unique and beautiful yarns.
  • Understanding individual clients' needs and responding to their briefs quickly and creatively.
  • Managing the development of new products from the early design stages through to industrialisation.
  • Knowledge of finishing techniques that will support the realisation of innovative fabrics.
  • To follow critical paths and hit deadlines whilst working in a busy design department

The role is a mill based full-time position. Flexibility to travel both in the UK and abroad will be required

About you

  • Enthusiastic and creative with a passion for continuous learning and technical understanding of the weaving process.
  • To be able to communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and salespeople to guide in the product/design development process.
  • As a team player, you will be highly motivated and have a flexible and determined approach to any challenges presented to you.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced Design Department.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Woven CAD software.
  • A textile degree, specialising in weave, is essential for this role.

About Us

Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand with over 220 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres. Across three centuries, our family-owned company has carefully sourced cashmere and fine woollen fibres from around the world, applying the latest technology and highest quality craft expertise in our own vertical Scottish mills. Employing over 900 staff, our valued employees and communities are at the heart of everything we do, producing unique, high–quality designs that are made to last. Our brand is focused on sustainability, working with natural, renewable, and biodegradable fibres and we are committed to maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.

The company supports the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment wholeheartedly and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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