Product Designer – Schöffel Country
Salary Range: £21,000 to £26,000 pa, commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.
Benefits include:
  • Hybrid working considered when fully onboarded.
  • 28 days holiday, increasing to a maximum of 33 days with service.
  • Generous brand discounts (Schöffel, Le Chameau, Sherpa, tentree, Keen plus store discounts); Salary sacrifice parking and Cycle
  • Free tea and coffee provided, kitchen and changing facilities on site.

As a Product Designer for Schöffel Country, you will assist the Product Development Manager in designing new ranges, products and prints from conception through to sampling. You are passionate about the country apparel market and in product and innovation in this sector. You have a commercial eye which complements your trend awareness, both in the country market and in the wider fashion world.

You are enthusiastic, creative, with a meticulous eye for detail. Ideally a fashion design-related graduate who is keen to start their career within the country apparel sector.

Main objectives and what we are looking for in the ideal candidate:
  • Assisting the Product Development Manager (PDM) in the design and development of all ranges. Someone to bring ideas to life via line drawings and digital designs.
  • Support the PDM in the full product development process, from conception to sample sign-off.
  • A good understanding of textile design, print, and technical functions.
  • Immersed in the country market with an awareness of our competitors and retailers and to engage in market research, identifying emerging trends.
  • You will assist in the creation of seasonal colour stories and the development of new print patterns; therefore, you will be a creative thinker with an excellent eye for colour.
  • Confident and not afraid to contribute with new ideas and give honest opinions.
  • Energetic, fun, and passionate team player.

You can demonstrate the following essential skills and/or qualifications or experience:

  • Creative mindset and an eye for detail.
  • Skilled in all Adobe design systems, i.e. proficient using illustrator, photoshop and InDesign.
  • An understanding of fabrics, fabric techniques and outdoor performance fabric technology.
  • Technical design knowledge with an understanding of fit and active garment construction.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and be able to confidently manage deadlines.
  • Pro-active, with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • An affinity with and understanding of the countryside, ideally including country sports.
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK.
  • At least 1 year of industry experience at a design assistant level is preferable but not essential.

  • This is a permanent, full-time role Monday to Friday (37.5 hours a week). Primarily based on-site at our Head Office in Oakham, Rutland LE15 6EA, but hybrid working considered when fully onboarded.

    Applications by CV and covering letter explaining how you can demonstrate the essential criteria and what you would bring to the role and the Team.