Ladies Outerwear Designer
Ladies Outerwear Designer, established supplier based in Manchester
Your new company
A leading UK fashion supplier to the high-street who produce ranges of trend-led outerwear and are based in Greater Manchester. They operate from a modern head office that is well located and has excellent transport links. They now have an opportunity for a Ladies Outerwear Designer to join their team who has a commercial eye and a forward-thinking design handwriting suitable for their high-street customers.
Your new role
You will ensure that you remain on top of outerwear trends; you will do this by researching both online and through comp shops and inspiration trips; you will identify trends in colour, pattern and shapes. You will translate this trend information into commercial designs, producing detailed CAD artwork with supporting technical specs to send into the factories ready for production. You may often be present at customer meetings to advise on trends and talk through your designs. You will communicate daily with your supply base in the Far East, other departments in your company such as QA and sales, and regularly speak with your customers - these communications will be in person, over the phone, over email and over video conference.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in the role you should have demonstrable experience in a ladieswear design role. specifically within outerwear (coats / jackets). You will need to be confident and resilient and have excellent communication, time management and relationship building skills. You should be trained in either Photoshop, CAD, Illustrator, or similar.
What you'll get in return
You become part of a successful company that works with some major well-known customer accounts. You will work as part of a team as a wider company that is made up of creative individuals, all passionate about their roles and the product they produce. You'll receive a competitive salary and benefits package.