Senior Footwear Designer

Recruiter
Nanushka
Location
Budapest (HU)
Posted
08 Apr 2022
Closes
08 May 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Nanushka is looking for a talented Senior Footwear Designer to join our team.

 

This is an exciting time in the growth of the brand: we have flagship stores in Budapest, New York and London; and we are a member of Vanguards, a fashion group and investment platform for emerging and sustainable luxury brands. We’re Budapest-based with a global outlook, with teams in London, New York, and Milan. The role of Senior Footwear Designer, then, is an exceptional opportunity to be part of an important time in Nanushka’s story. 

The ideal candidate will have a detail-oriented mind and a can-do attitude. Nanushka is one of the leading brands in the sustainable luxury segment, we know that selling more is never sustainable, but we empower our people to work towards a more sustainable future with us.

 

As a Senior Footwear Designer, you will be working closely with the Head of design to initiate concepts each season that are in line with the brand’s creative vision and Nanushka aesthetic.
Shoes and accessories are a growing category within our business, with high potential for growth, so we are looking for a strong candidate with authentic ideas and a great understanding of luxury goods. They must be organized & detail-oriented, proactive and have an innovative mindset.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage all phases of design for all genders and subcategories within the footwear
  • Develop and refine seasonal concepts, materials, hardware, and colour palette for footwear collections 
  • Propose and select seasonal materials that are in line with the sustainability standards of the brand
  • Ensure design integrity and high-quality execution throughout the entire development process from concept to final samples
  • Collaborate with the product developer and cross-departmental functions
  • Create sketches, colour mockups and technical drawings 
  • Follow timeline and process guidelines, with the ability to work on multiple seasons simultaneously
  • Manage footwear assistant
  • Be proactive during development and support developers with high standard design solutions that are commercially viable
  • Balance creative thinking with commercial viability by fulfilling design directional and merchandising brief
  • International travels to fabric fairs and potential factory visits with the product developer

 

Requirements:

 

  • Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of footwear design experience working for a luxury retailer
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe and Microsoft 
  • Ability to sketch both technical drawings and freeform renderings
  • Understanding of development from concept through engineering
  • Strong knowledge of the material, hardware and footwear construction