Jersey Designer - Womenswear

Location
London
Salary
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted
30 Aug 2016
Closes
27 Sep 2016
Ref
RE-7-1-RP1
Contact
Shelley Pinto
Function
Design
Job Type
Permanent
A fabulous opportunity has arisen for a jersey specialist who has strong fabric sourcing experience. My client is looking for an experienced designer to join their growing team who can work on one of their major accounts to a leading High Street retailer. This role will be working primarily on Formal and casual tops and they are looking for a creative individual who can add value to their business. My client is a financially stable supplier who are enjoying continued growth and success. This could be a great opportunity for your next career move.

Main duties of this role will include:

- Researching trends and creating mood boards and colour palettes
- Sourcing fabrics and trims 
- Attending client meetings and presenting ranges to clients
- You will be creating commercial designs with a team of designers
- Working closely with account managers and directors advising on seasonal direction and trends.
- Attending fit sessions with Garment Technologists advising on fit for final sampling
- Working closely with the factories in the Far East ensuring design, sourcing and production meets the requirements of the customers specifications 

Person Requirements:

- Previous experience working for a supplier for the high street retailers
- Formal and casual jerseywear experience within a commercial environment
- You will have a strong understanding of the current high street
- Must have good CAD and illustration skills
- Effective communicator at all levels
- Experience of presenting ideas through design boards
- Ability to create detailed design specifications
- Must have experience working with buyers