Senior Knitwear Designer (part office/part home working)

  • Job Reference: JS4790
  • Date Posted: 1 December 2021
  • Recruiter: u&I Search Ltd.
  • Location: North West London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Design
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Joanne Stratton
  • Email:

Job Description

Our client is a leading supplier of ladies fully fashioned knitwear to some of the UK's leading high street retailers and supermarkets. They are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Senior Designer/Design Manager on Knitwear to join their team.  The role has flexibility to work part office/part home.

Senior Knitwear Designer - The Role:

- Through anticipation of market trends, develop creative and commercial products that demonstrate that they are at the forefront of product development and   innovation. Work within departmental profitability guidelines.
- In conjunction with the senior design team, establish an innovative range based upon product range priorities, customer requirements and budget and   departmental profitability guidelines.
- Execute and professionally compile comprehensive market research, including both comparative and trend/directional reports, in order to maximise all product   opportunities and challenge the customer’s direction when necessary.
- Ensure the timely and accurate input of information to enable costing to be completed and engineered to meet departmental business requirements.
- Organise all prototypes and colour samples.
- In conjunction with the design team, ensure all concept garments are fit for purpose, suitable for manufacture and maximise all product opportunities.
- Present ranges to the customer and internally as required in a creative and informative manner.
- Produce up to date product range catalogues for both booked styles and all department ranges in order to aid competitor analysis and maximise product   opportunities.
- Liaises on a regular basis with the off shore factories in Bangladesh and Cambodia 

Senior Knitwear Designer - The Candidate:

- A high level communicator with internal teams, retail clients and off shore factories.
- Methodical with great attention to detail
- A strong working knowledge of currents fashion trends.
- You will have at least 5-8 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 knowledge.
- Strong CAD and technical knowledge

Senior Knitwear Designer - The Package:

- Very competitive salary dependant on experience

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