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Design Manager - Ladieswear

Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
REF: 3492_1636563505
Contact Email: shelley@trprecruitment.com

Job Description


A fantastic new opportunity has come up for a Ladieswear Design Manager. Working for a highly successful supplier to major UK fashion retailers the successful candidate will oversee the Knitwear team and so some knitwear design experience is needed. You will work closely with the Key Account Managers and report to the MD. You will have involvement with all meetings and develop ranges to meet clients' specific briefs. A strong commercial design background , including knitwear, from either a supplier or retail, is required. This is a maternity cover contract and a great opportunity to gain experience with a leading supplier.

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 and experience of Knitwear is essential
  • Previous supplier or retail experience
  • Good understanding of garment costing
  • Management of a small team
  • Excellent communication at all levels along with, time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to present and work alongside key management in the business



for a highly successful supplier to major UK fashion retailers the successful candidate will oversee the Knitwear team and so some knitwear design experience is needed. You will work closely with the Key Account Managers and report to the MD. You will have involvement with all meetings and develop ranges to meet clients' specific briefs. A strong commercial design background , including knitwear, from either a supplier or retail, is required. This is a maternity cover contract and a great opportunity to gain experience with a leading supplier.

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 and experience of Knitwear is essential
  • Previous supplier or retail experience
  • Good understanding of garment costing
  • Management of a small team
  • Excellent communication at all levels along with, time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to present and work alongside key management in the business