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Design Assistant

Job Title: Design Assistant
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Industry:
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
REF: 3537_1639065842
Contact Name: Jo Roberts
Contact Email: joroberts@trprecruitment.com
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

We have an amazing role for an Assistant Designer to work for a leading UK supplier on their Menswear team.

This is an opportunity to support the team and develop your skills with a great team. A competitive salary is available for the most suitable candidate; who must be highly professional, have good organisational skills and be an excellent communicator at all levels.

Main Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Conducting necessary research and product/season analysis to help create seasonal mood boards and trends to present to customers
  • Assisting with designing and building commercial outerwear ranges for specific retailers & understanding their end consumer
  • Producing accurate and detailed CAD drawings on Adobe Illustrator to an industry standard for sampling under supervision to be sent to factories overseas for sampling
  • Creating and maintaining the fabric and trim libraries, as well as ordering fabrics/trims with nominated suppliers and uploading all fabric orders onto the internal booking system
  • Working with sales/technical teams to help ensure end products are commercially viable, and in-line with customer requirements
  • Accountable for photographing and tracking buyer's selections, preparing follow up meeting notes and buyer range plans and creating PDFs
  • Checking / pressing / hanging / photographing and referencing all incoming and bought samples, uploading these onto the SAP accounting system
  • Organising and managing the sampling and store rooms to ensure ease of access to include photography and logging all incoming and outgoing development samples
  • Creating and maintaining style spreadsheets, to include chasing makers for updates and ensuring they meet deadlines
  • Briefing overseas team 3D CAD projects to support customer development

Person Specifications:

  • Degree or HND in fashion design (or equivalent) with interest to pursue a career within fashion design & previous experience in a menswear assistant designer role or similar
  • Good CAD skills with a good knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Understanding of fabric and trim bases would be ideal
  • Highly organised and capable of working to and managing deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong team player with ability to work on own initiative
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong prioritisation skills and accuracy critical