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Design Manager Ladies Athleisure

Job Title: Design Manager Ladies Athleisure
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 2392_1561709469
Contact Name: Val May
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Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Our client is a highly successful manufacturer and supplier of casual wovens and casual jersey to major US & European retail groups. They are now looking for an experienced Design Manager for their young women's department to focus on their new athleisure department.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Required to work in a fast paced environment,
  • High volume design/development based in Hong Kong.
  • Responsible for developing bestselling styles for young women's active and leisurewear
  • Develop trend-led collections tailored towards suppliers' customers throughout the year
  • Responsible for sourcing and developing fabrics and trims
  • Overseas travel to the factories for development, fabric & trim sourcing, shopping research trips and client meetings

Person specification:

  • Previous experience designing young women's active / athleisure wear
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of technical jersey fabrics and yarns
  • Good understanding of garment costing
  • Experience designing for the US market preferred or designing for major UK/European retail groups
  • Demonstrate longevity in your designing career
  • Team management of both product and designers is experience required
  • Excellent communication at all levels along with time management and organisational skills are essential
  • Strong sketching and CAD skills are essential