Knitwear Designer/Product Developer

London (Greater)
Up to £40,000
11 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Luxury, Womenswear
Job Type

An exciting new opportunity to work for a luxury London-based womenswear brand as their creative knitwear product developer. This talented designer will be working closely with the Creative Director to assist with the development of the knitwear collection. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise closely with yarn and knitwear suppliers and update ensure all knitwear swatches, colour cards are seasonally archived
  • Develop new knitwear constructions and test new yarns / communicate design ideas to factories from concept to production
  • Issue lab dips  and advise on all comments and approvals
  • Issue yarn sample orders and ensure timely deliveries in line with the critical path
  • Create specs and amendments, Issue knitwear sample orders inform factories of any changes required
  • Create knitwear drawings for collection books and assist the creation of the collection pages
  • Negotiate knitwear prices for sampling and production
  • Communicate effectively with all departments
  • Monitor stock yarns at factories and update on a regular basis

Key Skills:

  • Excellent knitwear yarn and knitwear manufacturing knowledge
  • Proactive, hardworking and good communicator
  • Ideally 4 years relevant experience in knitwear development preferably for a luxury brand
  • Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator and Excel
  • Good administrative skills
  • Be able to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines

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