Menswear Designer - Lifestyle Brand - (12 month contract)
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced menswear designer to work for one of the UK fastest growing lifestyle brands and to make their mark on future collections. If you share a passion for designing great product influenced by incredible outdoor surroundings, this position could be for you.
This is a 12 month initial contract to cover maternity leave.
Menswear Designer – The Job Opportunity:
Responsible for the design and development of the menswear range of clothing and accessories that will involve:
• Managing the critical path to ensure that design and sampling deadlines are met
• Working closely with the Head of Design and Director to plan the creative and print direction of the brand
• Responsible for designing a multi category menswear collection, requiring ‘hands on’ design skills,
• Working with and briefing the in house print/ graphic designers for menswear apparel and accessories.
• Trend and competitor research including tradeshow visits and comp shops
• Range planning and presentation of ranges for sign off
• Maintaining strong relationships with suppliers including overseas travel for fabric and sample development
• Completing detailed tech packs
• Negotiating and agreeing prices with suppliers including price range reviews
• Commenting on samples from first proto through to photo sample including fit reviews
• Working with the marketing on the seasonal catalogue and photoshoot
Menswear Designer – The Person Specification:
• Previous experience at designer level (min 5 years), within menswear (supplier, brand or retailer).
• Ideal applicant will have design experience within the leisure, lifestyle, or outdoor apparel market (Fat Face, White Stuff, Animal, Joules, Weirdfish or similar)
• Enthusiastic, creative individual who shares the brand values, ability to translate trends, and inspires those around them
• Well organised, to manage the critical path process from concept to sampling
• Confident presentation skills and excellent attention to detail.
• Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator) and Microsoft Office.
• Excellent communication. A great team player!
• Must be able to travel UK and abroad as required
CVs without accompanying relevant artwork will not be considered.
Please submit via email a CV and a covering letter in a word document format stating current salary, together with separate examples of your design work in a PDF format (max. 5MB) to – firstname.lastname@example.org
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