Product Designer at Tesco

The Opportunity

As a Designer you will play a key part of the design team, supporting the Design Manager to ensure our customers can buy great quality and inspirational products at the best price.

Main Responsibilities
- Providing design, product development and sampling support to keep the team running smoothly.
- Communications with the buying teams, creating awareness of emerging trends and colours.
- Supporting the Design Manager to reduce cost and spend in all activities.
- Conducting customer and competitor research to inform the designers, prepare reports to share within design team meetings.
- Contributing to the department's design direction, identifying core lines, key statements and colours to drive sales.
- Understanding best and worst lines to influence seasonal strategy.
- Designing balanced ranges using good/ better/ best principles.
- Supporting the delivery of 'must haves' and seasonal/trend products for our customers.
- Resolving day to day operational issues/queries, escalating where appropriate.
- Assisting the manager by designing the correct number of options to meet the needs of the department.
- Compiling brief packs to achieve 'right first time' quality buying sample.
- Planning the delivery to the design component of the General Merchandise critical path.

Ideal candidate
As a Design/ Illustration Assistant you will need experience of the following:
- Creative design
- Photoshop/ Illustrator
- Illustration experience
- Relevant CAD design programmes
- Surface pattern/ illustration design
- Research
- Appreciation of range planning process
- Appreciation of product development
- MS office tools

About the company
Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.
We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.
Everything is underpinned by our continuous drive for the best tools and technology to deliver our vision. We’re driving innovation and transforming our Technology to become the world’s leading retailer.
We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; Passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package, and significant career development opportunities.
Joining us means playing a part in defining; building and launching an ambitious roadmap of digital products that could affect the lives of millions of people over the years to come.

If that sounds exciting then we'd love to hear from you.
The position will be based in Welwyn Garden City

Package description

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren’t limited to:

• An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
• Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
• Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day
• A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
• Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
• Buy As You Earn Scheme
• Save As You Earn Scheme
• Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
• Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses


Welwyn Garden City, UK

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