NEXT – Furniture Designer – Kids, Cabinets & Dining – 12 Month Mat Cover

Job Description
A unique opportunity has arisen to join our fantastic Home team as a Children’s Bedroom Furniture, Cabinet and Dining Designer! We are looking for a trend led, creative Designer with a love of furniture.

About the Role:

  • Experience of researching & identifying new & commercial trends & opportunities in furniture, specific to Children’s furniture, children’s lighting, dining and cabinetry
  • Supporting the creation of cohesive and coordinated design looks across the Next Home range.
  • Designing for all Next customer styles
  • Identifying opportunities for our furniture ranges and ensuring broad style choice in style that reflects our customer profiles.
  • Communicating ideas through beautiful mood boards and sketches/renders.
  • Creating technical specs and drawings to brief manufacturers
  • Go on amazing inspirational travel trips as well as product development trips with manufacturers
  • Work closely with buying and merchandising colleagues to build a range reflecting the style and price architecture of Next Home.

About You:

  • Excellent presentation skills and experience presenting to stakeholders
  • Strong experience of working as a Furniture Designer.
  • Keen eye for identifying, communicating and executing emerging trends
  • Passion for design
  • Excellent CAD, Adobe and visualisation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent influencing & negotiating skills
  • Accomplished range building skills and experience of challenging and balancing newness and commercialism
  • Qualified to degree or equivalent

Have a listen to our Head of Design Susie Gibson talking about all things Design within the amazing world of Next Home, click here to see the podcast!

“Designers Designers. Who live in the world of design and who find it hard to turn it off. It’s like intrinsic to what they do. They are literally obsessed with it. It is obviously really important for people to have hobbies and everything outside of work and have a work life balance too. The vast majority of my team are Designers Designers, they are obsessed with what they do, obsessed with their product and the detail. They live and breath it.”

Please note, as part of the application process we require you to submit examples of your Portfolio. Applications without a Portfolio will not be considered.

About Us
You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

Organisation

  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria’s Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

For more information or to apply, click here.

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