Designer - Womenswear Casual Bottoms

Recruiter
TRP Recruitment
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A great new opportunity has arisen to work on a new and exciting design project with one of our key and established clients based in Hong Kong. Working hand in hand with the newly appointed Director here in the UK, you will be designing Ladies casual bottoms for the UK high street retailers.

You will be the face of the business, attending all the customer appointments with the Director developing and designing ranges taken from directional key trends and looks from the catwalks.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the best suppliers in designing trend led commercial casual bottoms for the UK High Street. The company is very strong on trends and aware of what is going on, so can translate key catwalk trends into a strong commercial range working on accounts such as George, Tesco, and Next.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse and report on catwalk shows highlighting key trends
  • Researching lifestyle trends and blogs to make sure we are constantly focused on the customers product needs
  • Working with fabric team to implement direction and innovation for the season
  • Communicate effectively with all internal and external teams
  • Practical understanding of production capabilities of the supply base
  • Knowledge of fabric sourcing and the ability to use this to its full potential
  • Creating on-trend, forward-thinking yet commercial womenswear designs keeping in line with the buyer's briefs
  • Work closely with their in-house sales and production team along with retail buyers
  • Attending sales and development meetings
  • You will attend national and international fabric shows, trade shows, fashion events
  • International inspirational and development trips and following up with reports
  • Overseeing development of all sampling ensuring deadlines are met
  • Range planning
  • Communicate effectively with all internal and external teams

Person requirements:

  • Practical understanding of production capabilities of the supply base
  • Knowledge of fabric sourcing and the ability to use this to its full potential
  • casual bottoms experience within a commercial environment
  • You will have a strong understanding of the current high street
  • Must have good CAD and illustration skills
  • Previous experience working for a supplier for the high street retailers
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Experience of presenting ideas through design boards
  • Ability to create detailed design specifications

This job was originally posted as www.retailchoice.com/job/79182611