Apparel and Accessory Designer

Alfreton, Derbyshire
Dependent upon experience
30 Nov 2012
28 Dec 2012
Job Type

Due to continued growth, we are now looking for someone who's a team player and passionate about our products and the outdoors.

The successful candidate will design Rab ®  mountaineering clothing and accessories, have an enthusiastic ‘can do’ approach, a love of great gear and bring a wealth of experience to the role. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a successful company that’s really going places.

Reporting to the Design Manager you will be responsible for the following:

Key responsibilities:

• Work with the Apparel team to design commercial product options

• Be involved in the design process from start to finish, from the initial design concept through to prototyping to salesman samples

• Conduct appropriate research into trends via media, relevant trade shows and retail visits

• Produce master style fits/product briefs required to manufacture the garment

• Liaise with factories in the far east to ensure the quality is consistent and in line with master style documents

• Visit and work at factories overseas to ensure the quality standards are achieved and maintained

• Pattern cutting and grading

• Be involved in the sourcing of fabric from overseas

• Work on two key seasons collections per year (Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter)


• Experience using the following software; Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and CAD

• Have a creative flair, a good eye for detail and the ability to work accurately whilst under pressure

• A passion for the outdoors and a knowledge/interest of outdoor clothing and equipment

• Team commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn

• Ability to prioritise and meet multiple deadlines

 Experience & Qualifications:

 • Must be able to demonstrate at least 3-years’ experience in a similar position

• Be a skilled product developer with involvement in the design process from start to finish

• Must have previous experience of liaising and visiting factories in the far east

• A relevant Design qualification would be preferable, but not essential