Senior Womenswear Designer

Recruiter
Fresh Recruits Ltd
Location
Poole
Posted
30 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Senior Womenswear Designer
Job Type: 12 month FTC with potential to go permanent
Location: Poole, Dorset
Salary: Up to £30K DOE

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Womenswear Designer to join our client's team on a 12 month fixed term contract. The role has potential to go permanent for the right candidate.

The role holder will be working for a continuously growing lifestyle brand, designing and developing the ladieswear category.

Working with colleagues there will be regular contact with overseas suppliers, therefore exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are a must.

Key Duties:

  • Managing the critical path to ensure that design and sampling deadlines are met
  • Working closely with the managing director and print designer on seasonal ladieswear collections
  • 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 on adobe illustrator
  • Negotiating and agreeing prices with suppliers including price range reviews
  • Commenting on samples from first proto through to photo sample including fit reviews

Managing the critical path to ensure that design and sampling deadlines are met

  • Working closely with the managing director and print designer on seasonal ladieswear collections
  • 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 on adobe illustrator
  • Negotiating and agreeing prices with suppliers including price range reviews
  • Commenting on samples from first proto through to photo sample including fit reviews

Performance Measures:

  • Sales margins are on budget
  • Deadlines are achieved and problems resolved or escalated
  • Samples & product arrive as specified and on time
  • Ranges are commercial and brand appropriate

Sales margins are on budget

  • Deadlines are achieved and problems resolved or escalated
  • Samples & product arrive as specified and on time
  • Ranges are commercial and brand appropriate

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience designing in a head office environment
  • Degree or equivalent in design/fashion
  • Confident communicator with a sense of humour
  • Highly Proficient in the use of Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office
  • An interest in the lifestyle branded market backed up by a portfolio showing a commercial handwriting

Experience designing in a head office environment

  • Degree or equivalent in design/fashion
  • Confident communicator with a sense of humour
  • Highly Proficient in the use of Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office
  • An interest in the lifestyle branded market backed up by a portfolio showing a commercial handwriting

Ref: 1709-19-8384

It is important that you include a covering letter with your CV, detailing why you feel you are suitable for this position and highlighting all relevant experience.

We receive a high number of applications on a daily basis so we can only respond to successful applications. If you do not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has not been taken forward on this occasion. We may contact you in the future about other suitable positions.

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