Senior Jerseywear Designer Womenswear

Recruiter
TRP Recruitment
Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
40000.00 - 49999.00 GBP Annual
Posted
05 Aug 2017
Expires
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a talented, commercial Senior Women's Jersey Designer to join this market leading fashion supplier who are leading the way in womenswear fashion.
In return you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and career progression.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the best suppliers designing trend led commercial jersey wear for the UK High Street. They are looking for an individual with a good understanding of fabrics across knitted and cut and sew, as well has having the ability to design across women's casual jersey and fashion forward women's jersey wear.
As Senior Designer you will need to be able to demonstrate your experience of taking and leading meetings with Buyers, Buying Directors and internal Sales management teams presenting and developing ranges in conjunction with customer requirements by translating key catwalk trends and looks into a strong commercial viable range

Main duties of this role will include:

  • Create and develop product designs tailored to the companies' portfolio of customers
  • Working closely with the Design Manager and Sales Director to update best sellers, brain storm
  • Analyse and report on catwalk shows highlighting key trends
  • Creating on-trend, forward-thinking yet commercial womenswear designs keeping in line with the buyer's briefs
  • Range planning
  • Researching lifestyle trends and blogs
  • Working with the fabric team to implement direction and innovation for the season
  • Communicating effectively with all internal and external teams
  • Working closely with the in-house sales and production team along with retail buyers
  • Attending sales and development meetings
  • Attending national and international fabric shows, trade shows, fashion events and development trips
  • Overseeing development of all sampling ensuring deadlines are met
Person requirements:
  • A practical understanding of production capabilities of the supply base
  • Knowledge of all types of jersey fabric and fabric sourcing with the ability to use this to its full potential
  • Women's Jersey design experience essential across Casual and high fashion jersey
  • A strong understanding of the current retail high street market
  • Must have excellent CAD and illustration skills
  • Previous experience working for a supplier for the high street retailers preferred
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Experience of presenting ideas through design boards and presenting to Buyers and management teams
  • Ability to create detailed design specifications
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