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Design Manager - Knitwear

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Leicester
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
REF: 3086_1610373351
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Job Description

We are working with this highly successful supplier of Ladies, Men's, and Childrenswear to major UK fashion retailers covering Knitwear and Jersey. They are looking for a Design Manager who will oversee a small team across all areas. You will work closely with the Key Account Managers and report to the MD. You will have involvement with meeting buyers and developing ranges to meet clients' specific brief.
A strong commercial knitwear design background from either a supplier or retail background is required. This role would be ideal for a senior designer looking for their first managerial role.

Main Duties and responsibilities will include

  • Complete trend research, design, and develop ranges working with the overseas factories
  • 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 team of designers, 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 :

  • Strong understanding of previous design experience of Knitwear essential
  • Jersey design knowledge highly desirable
  • Previous supplier experience highly advantageous
  • 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