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Design Manager - Jersey & Woven Womenswear

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Manchester
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
REF: 3589_1643650342
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Job Description

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