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Knitwear Designer

The Company

Our client is a leading supplier of ladies fully fashioned knitwear to some of the UK's leading high street retailers and supermarkets. They are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Designer to join their ladies knitwear team.

Knitwear Designer - The Role:

  • Through anticipation of market trends, develop creative and commercial products that demonstrate that they are at the forefront of product development and innovation. Work within departmental profitability guidelines.
  • In conjunction with the senior design team, establish an innovative range based upon product range priorities, customer requirements and budget and departmental profitability guidelines.
  • Execute and professionally compile comprehensive market research, including both comparative and trend/directional reports, in order to maximise all product opportunities and challenge the customer’s direction when necessary.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate input of information to enable costing to be completed and engineered to meet departmental business requirements.
  • Organise all prototypes and colour samples.
  • In conjunction with the design team, ensure all concept garments are fit for purpose, suitable for manufacture and maximise all product opportunities.
  • Present ranges to the customer and internally as required in a creative and informative manner.
  • Produce up to date product range catalogues for both booked styles and all department ranges in order to aid competitor analysis and maximise product opportunities.
  • Liaises on a regular basis with the off shore factories in Bangladesh and China.

Knitwear Designer - The Candidate:

  • A high level communicator with internal teams, retail clients and off shore factories.
  • Methodical with great attention to detail
  • A good working knowledge of currents fashion trends.
  • You will have at least 4-5 years of commercial knitwear industry experience and be familiar with working with off shore factories.
  • You will have the ability to design in all gauges of knitwear with extensive yarn knowledge.
  • Able to travel overseas as and when required.

Competitive salary dependant on experience

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Knitwear Designer

London & homeworking
Permanent
Competitive, dependent upon experience

Published on 24 Feb 2021

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