Knitwear Designer - Ladieswear

£40000 - £42000 per annum
28 Aug 2018
21 Sep 2018
Val May
Job Type

We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Ladieswear Knitwear Designer to join a leading supplier to fast fashion retailers within the UK and Europe to join their Central London office.

In this position as a Ladieswear Knitwear Designer you will be working closely with the team of 3-4 designers being involved in all aspects of the business: from initial concept to finished product. You will ensure that high quality products for the latest fashion are provided to all customers. The ideal candidate will come from a supplier background and is able to work in a fast-paced environment, where no two days are the same.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Accountable for creating ranges within the team based on the client's specifications
  • Commercially aware of current trends and themes, developing ranges and working with production to ensure all garments are designed and manufactured in line with the business direction.
  • Daily contact with overseas factories
  • Translate ideas into commercial design for the mass market
  • Produce artwork of styles to show to customers
  • Produce detailed design sheets for the factories to work from
  • Working alongside Account Manager, Buyers and Design Manager to create strong working relationships to ensure customer needs are being met

Person requirements:

  • Must have experience working as a Knitwear Designer for a supplier
  • Knowledge of yarn and production construction
  • Presentation of research and present it to the team and customers
  • Able to undertake trend prediction
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team whilst also showing own initiative
  • Computer Literate with knowledge of Freehand, Illustrator, Photoshop and Shima Apex systems
  • Good technical knowledge of knitwear

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