Outerwear Designer - Ladieswear

TRP Recruitment
London (Greater)
£40000.00 - £45000 per annum
04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My Client is one of the biggest suppliers of young women's fashion wear to many of the high street retailers in the UK. They are actively looking to recruit an Outerwear Designer to work on their young trend led accounts for the 18 - 35 age range. You will be designing formal and casual outerwear including puffers, dusters and formal coats for many of their accounts such as Primark and River Island. For this role you will need to have had experience designing for a similar competitor for this market and demonstrate a young, creative commercial handwriting .

Main duties of this role will include:

  • Customer meetings and daily liaison to develop strong relationships at Buyer and Assistant Buyer level
  • Presenting ranges to the customer
  • Fabric sourcing
  • Be creative and up to date with catwalks/trends and able to translate these into volume product
  • Overseeing development of all sampling ensuring deadlines are met
  • Ensuring hand over packs are up to date for orders
  • Range planning- using all relevant research and catwalk information to build customer specific ranges
  • Completing detailed TP's ensuring sufficient information is provided
  • Directional/Comparative shopping trips- completing relevant reports
  • Following the critical path

Person Requirements:

  • Experience of designing commercial Outerwear for the UK and a good knowledge of the market and competitors
  • Previous experience working for a supplier designing for the UK market at a similar level
  • Accustomed to working across different accounts with different requirements and ability to prioritise work
  • PC literate with good administration skills
  • Used to dealing with Buyers at all levels
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Confident in design software CAD
  • Must have sound knowledge of fabric and catwalks/trends

This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/77471469