Sainsburys Jobs Near Me – Assistant Designer

  • Full Time
  • Coventry

Website Sainsburys

Assistant Designer – Footwear and Accessories (12 month FTC)

– 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (220007AQ)

Here at Tu, we pride ourselves on great design and quality and this role is an opportunity for an Assistant Designer to join our Footwear and Accessories team.

Our design teams are key to delivering our ‘brands that deliver’ strategy and have overall responsibility for delivery of all trend and product development for a given category. We ensure that Sainsbury’s provides our customers with attractive new trends that are sourced in line with our values and customer expectations.

We’re a friendly team who are passionate about all things clothing and design, doing the right thing, and making things better for our customers, colleagues and for our environment. We absolutely see the value in allowing our colleagues to work flexibly and that’s why our ways of working policy allows you to maintain a great work/life balance and gives you the opportunity to make your hours work for you.

This role supports delivery of a Category Design Strategy that keeps Tu clothing relevant for all its customers. You will be obsessed with delivering product to surprise, delight and exceed our customers’ expectations, ensuring a consistent approach in all our channels. You will do this by supporting the Senior Designer and Designer, providing creative support in the creation and development of innovative product ranges for the Tu Clothing customer base.

As an Assistant Designer you’ll:

  • Be responsible for supporting the Design team with development and delivery of the Category Design Strategy. Assisting with preparation for Seasonal Intent, formulating trend and colour boards, and all required research needed to achieve this.
  • Support the Designers to design products and assist in the completion of design spec sheets and packs.
  • Have awareness of the strategic direction for the design department.
  • Understand material swatch library management, working with the Sample Coordination team to manage all bought inspiration samples. You’ll also have experience of Colour management of Pantones and Sainsbury’s colour standards.
  • Assist designers in formulating concept, colour and trend boards for presentations and meetings. Seeking out inspiration from external sources and resources e.g., trend books, trade fairs, inspirational shops, museums, galleries etc as well as desktop research.
  • Be responsible for the creation of project briefs.
  • Maintain and update colour/theme/trend and bay boards for relevant meetings.
  • Send design packs to relevant suppliers directly or through liaising with our Asia Design/Global Sourcing teams, ensuring all critical path dates are met.
  • Be a champion for sustainability through both how we do things and the product we deliver.
  • Know our customer – design with the customer at the heart of every product decision. Work with customer profile boards and understand when shifts occur.

Our Footwear and Accessories Design team would love to see:

  • Experience using Outlook, Word, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Brilliant prioritisation and organisation
  • Understanding of the broader UK market, seeking new opportunities that create competitive advantage.
  • Continual professional development and exhibit a deep passion for continuous learning and seek to provide and share knowledge widely.
  • An effective communicator and team player.
  • Ability to use 3D software is beneficial.
  • Work experience within a design studio is beneficial.
  • A portfolio of relevant design work (please submit your portfolio as part of your application)

Why Sainsbury’s?

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.

As well as a great work-life balance, lots of on-the-job training and endless opportunities, click here for more detail on our benefits:


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Work Locations

Coventry Store Support Centre – Ansty Park and Home Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre Draken Drive Ansty ParkAnsty Coventry CV7 9RD





Advertised Salary Competitive plus benefits

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