Designer (Denim) - TOPMAN

Working Here

Meetings, mood boards and strategy - it's all in a day's work here at head office. No time to sit back on our heels, this is the hub that powers everything we do. From fashion-forward designers to in-the-know buyers, our team at Topshop Topman HQ is unrivalled for talent. It's fast-paced, exciting and the perfect place to build a career in fashion. Join any part of the business, from Marketing to Finance, and you will shape the future of the most directional brands on the high-street.

The Job

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Designer to join our innovative TOPMAN in-house Design team as a designer on our Denim department. We are looking for candidates who have worked on trend forecasting and development and you will have worked closely with Buying teams and Suppliers to ensure you capture the season’s must-have pieces to excite and delight the customer.

A role at TOPMAN promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. The key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a really fantastic opportunity for the right person!

Key responsibilities

• Strong interpretation of trends into commercial designs
• Gathering & using relevant internal and external information to drive product and range development for the customer
• Developing the product strategy in conjunction with the Buyers and Merchandisers, which can then be translated into specific products for a range
• Following product development through from Brief to presentation in keeping with deadlines
• Constantly developing the Denim range with Buying and our suppliers to ensure it evolves and continues to meet the needs of the customer
• Responsible for producing specs quickly and efficiently using Illustrator/CAD
• Ability to build independent Denim stories
• Coach and develop more junior team members
• International Travel, supplier and inspirational trips
• Providing support and working as a close team with the Senior Designer
• Overseeing and taking ownership of key areas in the Denim Department including but not limited to Denim Jackets, shirts and areas of the jeans line

Must Haves

• Relevant Denim experience would be preferable
• An understanding and passion for emerging trends
• Strong Organisational skills, keeping to critical paths and deadlines as they emerge
• Knowledge of Illustrator/CAD is essential
• Experience working with European and Far East factories/suppliers
• Ability to strongly interpret trends into designs/product for the TOPMAN customer
• Appetite for design influences and strong eye
• Ability to work under own initiative
• Strong enthusiasm for TOPMAN as a brand
• Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate confidently at all levels
• Ability to work under pressure and with strong personalities
• Good teamwork and inter-personal skills


Added Extras

From bonus schemes to season ticket loans, that make your commute a little easier, we offer a range benefits here at head office. We make the most out of our staff discount across The Arcadia Group and a range of brands externally.

As well as this we have lots of exciting things that happen throughout the year, to say a big thanks for all the hard work our great teams put in.