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Girlswear Designer

Job Title: Girlswear Designer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 2265_1553080076
Contact Name: Val May
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an internationally acclaimed Manufacturer of Men's Ladies and Children's to many of the high street retailers in the UK and Europe. They are actively looking for a successful Girlswear Designer for their children's wear division in the UK headquarters based in Manchester.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and talented Designer, full of enthusiasm & fresh idea's looking for a change or the next step in their career. You will work across baby, toddler and older girls designing for a number of key accounts on the UK High Street.

This is a 9-month contract role which can be based full time in their office or on a freelance basis.

Main responsibilities will include:

To design and assist the constant development and co-ordination of new product ranges, to satisfy market trends and customer needs, in keeping with the character licenses but also offering innovation and fresh approaches to design.

  • Designing ranges of girlswear product for Retailers ensuring that relevant deadlines are met.
  • Being aware of current trends and producing mood/direction boards.
  • Preparing sample requests and artwork for putting sampling into work with our factories.
  • Working closely with Sales team, attending meetings at Retail and presenting CADs/samples to buyers.
  • Design to customer/ sales brief. Work with creative flair whilst understanding prices restraints.

Person specification:

  • Sound knowledge of garment construction essential.
  • Sound knowledge of fabrics/ printing methods and techniques essential.
  • Good communication skills essential - the role involves liaising with other departments within the company for example: merchandising and QA & overseas factories.
  • To be proficient on Mac in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Ability to think outside the box and design commercial, creative multiproduct Childrenswear.
  • Good team player.