Knitwear Designer

TRP Recruitment
£35000 - £50000 per annum
07 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is an extremely successful established clothing manufacturer with 60 people in their HK head office and over 100 people in their Bangladesh office. This role is for their office in Manchester where you will be responsible for all ladies knitwear design, Primark being their main UK customer aswell as Inditex ,Forever 21 and other clients throughout Europe, America and Canada.

Main Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Strong interpretation of trends into commercial designs
  • Gathering & using relevant internal and external information to drive product and range development for the customer
  • Developing seasonal in-house collection which will fit into our customer base
  • Following product development through with PD teams
  • Constantly developing newness and emerging trends
  • Responsible for hand drawing specs produced by hand
  • Ability to work independently and manage product development oversea
  • Ability to present product to clients and conduct customer meetings independently

Person Specification

  • At least 5 years of Knitwear experience
  • An understanding and passion for emerging trends
  • Knowledge of CAD would be beneficial
  • Experience working with Bangladesh suppliers
  • Appetite for design influences and strong eye
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate confidently at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and with strong personalities
  • Good teamwork and inter-personal skills
  • Yarn and construction knowledge

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