Sportswear/Apparel Designer

Oxfordshire

Benefits: Competitive salary dependant on experience, generous benefits, room for progression

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Oxford Products Ltd is one of the world’s leading suppliers of products to the two-wheeled industry (motorcycle & bicycle). Established in 1973, we are still a family business with 120 staff based in a bespoke 100,000 sqft Oxfordshire facility. Our products are distributed by our partners in over 90 countries worldwide and we have a US subsidiary serving all of the Americas. Our huge range of products encompasses everything, which makes life on bikes better: from clothing and helmets to accessories, hard parts, locks, luggage and more!

The fastest growing area of our product range is apparel for motorcyclists, an exciting and varied market spanning many areas of fashion and technology. Our award-winning clothing range is currently worth 8 million in turnover. As a result of recent growth, we now require an Apparel Designer to help accelerate the development, as well as to bring creative and innovative designs to our product range.

Find out more about us at www.oxfordproducts.com where you can browse some of the vast range of products we have to offer. 

ABOUT THE CANDIDATE

Applicants should have a background in Sportswear or Fashion Design; a textile or graphics degree is a requirement. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of product development, design, trends, garment construction, new materials, and manufacturing techniques.

The successful candidate will also need both a creative and an analytical approach to product development; this will be applied to both new and existing products within a culture of continual improvement.

Other key skills include: being able to work in a fast paced environment, organisation and the ability to meet critical path deadlines. Conversant and exceptionally proficient with Adobe Creative Suite; specifically; Illustrator and InDesign, alongside Microsoft Office, predominately; Excel and Outlook. 

THE PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

To grow and enhance the product range by introducing creative, attractive, and carefully-considered products through close management of the entire development cycle; in addition, to provide valuable insight into new materials and innovative features ensuring future products meet market expectations. 

As a part of the role, there is the opportunity for international travel; visiting both trade shows and suppliers. It will also be beneficial to maintain commercial awareness by visiting customers and attending relevant exhibitions in the UK. 

In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, the ability to create your own progression and opportunities as a part of a young and growing team within a fast growing company. 

If you want to join an award winning and highly successful business and have the desire and ability to seize this exciting opportunity, download an application form today. All applications should be completed in full, accompanied by a covering letter detailing the reasons that you are applying. Please click for an application form

Oxford Products Ltd, De Havilland Way, Range Road, Witney, OX29 0YA

01993 862 300   

thomasp@oxprod.com

Posted:
11 Aug 2017
Closing date:
10 Sep 2017
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