We are working with this highly successful supplier of Ladies to major UK high fashion retailers. They are looking for a design manger who will oversee a a small team team across both ladies Jersey, Woven , my client is looking for someone someone who can lead &direct the team as well as being hands on. You will have full involvement with meeting buyers and developing ranges to meet clients specific brief.
A strong commercial supplier background is required along with good man management skills.
Main Duties and responsibilities will include
- Complete trend research, design and develop ranges working with the overseas factories and present and sell the ranges to the customers.
- Work closely and liaise with factories in Bangladesh China and Sri Lanka
- Ability to create bestselling ranges and be hands on with trends and giving direction and guidance to your team
- Responsible for overseeing and mentoring a small team as well as being hands on with design.
- Attend regular meetings with buyers
- Required to work in a fast paced environment, high volume design/development
- Sourcing of new fabrics and trims
Person Specifications :
- Design experience within ladies Jersey and woven essential
- Previous supplier experience
- Good understanding of garment costing
- Management of a small team required
- Excellent communication at all levels along with, time management and organisational skills
- Ability to present and work alongside key management in the business