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Designer

Job Function:
Design
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
The Job

About us

Here at Pretty Little Thing, we strive to fly the flag for love, equality, and acceptance, working to use our platform to spread nothing but good vibes. Regardless of race, gender, sexuality, style, or budget – there’s something for everyone! We want our customers to feel confident in the way they dress and to embrace the way they look. #EveryBODYinPLT is our community that is all about body positivity, equality and supporting each other.

About us

Here at Pretty Little Thing, we strive to fly the flag for love, equality, and acceptance, working to use our platform to spread nothing but good vibes. Regardless of race, gender, sexuality, style or budget – there’s something for everyone! We want our customers to feel confident in the way they dress and to embrace the way they look. #EveryBODYinPLT is our community that is all about body positivity, equality and supporting each other.

About the role:

We’re looking for a passionate creative Designer to join the team at PrettyLittleThing. You will be responsible for designing ranges and collections across all fashion areas (soft and woven) and across short and long lead time frames. You will have a clear understanding of the PrettyLittleThing customer and will support the commercial targets of the organisation.

As a Designer you will be responsible for:

  • Completing research to pull together themes and trends.
  • Analysing high street trends.
  • Taking idea from concept, creating initial specifications through to production of initial samples.
  • Ensuring capability of team to work on short turn around as well as forward planning ranges for future seasons.
  • Delivering results with specified timeframes.
  • Working directly with overseas supplier to create collections.
  • Building and maintaining close links with buying and design team.
  • Developing more junior team members.
  • Being flexible regarding offshore travel predominately to the Far East

About you:

The ideal Designer will be extremely creative, innovative and will consistently strive to deliver results based on the PLT brand and customer.

You will be experienced in identifying and proposing potential new product opportunities. Your commercial awareness will be second to none and you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of womenswear trends.

You will have:

  • The ability to prioritise workflow and ensure challenging deadlines are met, in line with critical path.
  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of working with other product teams and external suppliers to build productive relationships.
  • Proficient Computer skills including Microsoft Office and CAD: Photoshop, Adobe and Illustrator.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.


PLT Perks

We know that as a company we are only as good as the people that we employ. We know our employees work tirelessly to make PLT the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Free parking
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free on-site gym with daily classes (due to current restrictions, live PT sessions)
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Company shares schemes - including a ' Save As You Earn' scheme
  • 40% staff discount (including PLT, Boohoo, Boohoo MAN, Nasty Gal, Coast, Warehouse, Misspap)
  • Monthly social events (including pay day drinks, Employee Appreciation Day etc.)
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare support through the Government
  • Health cash plan
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and grow at work

Equal opportunities

Here at PLT we not only embrace diversity we celebrate it! We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we’re continuing to build an inclusive environment for our employees. We know we are better together, and we will continue to build a team that represents a variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Reasonable Adjustments

PLT want to give everybody the chance to perform their best whether that is during an interview or whilst at work. Should you require any reasonable adjustments please let the talent team know.