Senior Knitwear Designer

  • Job Reference: J4786
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2021
  • Recruiter: u&I Search Ltd.
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Design
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Joanne Stratton
  • Email:

Job Description

The Company

Our Client have supplied fashion knitwear to the best UK and European brands and retailers for 40 years. They operate from a unique, state of the art design and sampling facility in South Leicestershire using the latest Stoll knitting machines to produce 100 original designs every month.  They are looking for an experienced Knitwear Designer.  Flexible working option

Senior Knitwear Designer - The Role:

- Responsible for all elements of design on your accounts, from initial research and prep for your customer meetings, through to yarn sourcing and design sample development 
- Work closely with knitting technicians and makeup team in the UK sampling unit to develop your customer design samples in a commercial and timely manner
- Create detailed design specs to develop new product with overseas factories
- Carry out market research online and through UK & overseas inspirational shopping trips
- Ability to design and knit range samples based on latest catwalks & trends in a commercial way
- Present ranges to the customer and internally as required in a creative and informative manner.
- Source yarns for new season in line with trends and customer requirements
- Liaise with suppliers to source trims
- Attend yarn fairs and exhibitions and compile reports to feedback to the wider team and customer

Senior Knitwear Designer - The Candidate:

- A highly motivated and creative individual
- A high level communicator with internal teams, retail clients and off shore factories.
- Highly methodical and well organised, able to prioritise workload to meet set deadlines
- A keen eye for detail
- Ability to remain calm under pressure and problem solve
- Great time management skills and ability to multi task
- Ability to work on own initiative
- CAD literate (proficient in both photoshop and illustrator)
- You will have at least 3-5 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 and garment construction knowledge.
- Able to travel within the U.K and internationally as required

Senior Knitwear Designer - The Package:

Competitive salary
Flexible working (minimum 3 days from the office)

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