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Designer - Own Brand Homeware

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About us

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team

The Very Own Brand Home Team’s role is to provide great quality Homewares and Furniture at affordable prices. This is an exciting time to join our successful and expanding Home department as we launch our Everyday and Very Home brands in addition to a new celebrity collaboration. With this, we can tap into a wider customer base than we have ever been able to reach before.

About the role

The role of Home Designer at Very involves designing and developing multi-product homewares and textiles including bedding, home accessories and upholstery.

You will work closely with our experienced technical team to ensure quality is kept consistently high.

In addition, you will be working collaboratively with your Buying and Merchandising teams, to deliver cohesive and commercially successful collections.

The role may involve overseas travel for both inspiration and development trips in addition to travel between our two head office sites in London and Liverpool.

You will also be a part of a wider design team working on our Home Styles to deliver top line trend and inspiration. You will also lead the Home team on key trends and direction for the season.

About you

Considerable experience in designing Home ranges for a high street retailer.

Highly skilled in the use of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Capability to amend and recolour prints and graphics.

Leading and overseeing of fabric sourcing, development of design briefs, product approvals, print & lab dip approvals.

Availability to travel between our UK sites and overseas for development trips.

Ability to work with a strict Critical Path and prioritise workload accordingly.

Lead trend direction and design direction for the Home department.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Comprehensive understanding of market trends and competitor activity

Passionate about building strong and lasting relationships both internally and externally to maximise commercial opportunities.

Some of our benefits

Flexible, hybrid working model

Inclusive culture and environment, check out our Glassdoor reviews

£1,000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs

30 days holiday + bank holidays

Udemy learning access

Bonus potential (performance and business-related)

Up to 25% discount on

Matched pension up to 6%

More benefits can be found on our career site

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and DBS check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a three-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - A one-hour formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in person or remotely.

2nd Stage – Completion of a small design project (completion at home and submission to hiring panel for review)

3rd Stage – Final one-hour interview to talk through the completion of your small design project

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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