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Design Assistant - Knitwear

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Manchester
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
REF: 4775_1717432250
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Job Description

Our client is an industry leading fashion supplier delivering to some of the UK's key High Street retailers and due to continued success, they are looking to recruit a Design Assistant across Knitwear. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with some previous placement / industry experience, with good technical knowledge and trained in Shima Software.

This role will be working with a lovely team of established Designers based in vibrant Manchester offices with hybrid working and flexible hours.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Regular comparative shop reports, trend research, mood boards and inspiration across knitwear.
  • Researching key trends & colours, helping to create colour palettes & trend books.
  • Using Shima daily to help design team fulfil the customers' requirements.
  • Creating detailed clear CADs & tech packs to send to overseas factories.
  • Keeping on track of all samples.
  • Preparing showroom for customer meetings.

Person Specification:

  • Design degree specialising in knitwear.
  • Has experience using Adobe Illustrator and Shima (Shima 3D preferred).
  • Basic understanding of yarns and gauges.
  • Enthusiastic and keen to learn with excellent communication skills.
  • Must be organised and able to prioritise efficiently.
  • Friendly, positive team player who is eager to progress within the fashion industry.