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Girlswear Designer - Sports Led Multiproducts

Job Title: Girlswear Designer - Sports Led Multiproducts
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London, England
Industry:
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
REF: 3612_1647251729
Contact Name: Joanna Nathan
Contact Email: joanna@trprecruitment.com
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Due to recent and future growth plans, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual wishing to join a busy and expanding design team in Central London for a leading fashion design, manufacture, importer and wholesaler.

The successful applicant must have a strong background in specifically girl's wear design, with clear understanding of the Sports / lifestyle sector with a minimum of 3 years experience across the category.

Alongside this it is key the candidate has a strong knowledge and understanding of manufacture within Jersey, Knit and woven categories.

Ideally experience in the age group of 10-16 would be an advantage. This role will also include some travel between offices as required across the UK.

Main Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Responsibility to conceptualise, design, tech pack and work with factories to launch a full range of product through salesman samples on multiple categories.
  • Developing concise market relevant product within the girl's wear category in a fast turning, up to date and forward-thinking manner.
  • Working to clearly understand the businesses needs to create saleable, commercial and exciting ranges alongside a challenging critical path.
  • Full understanding and knowledge of market leading girl's wear brands and background of processes they use to achieve the product offer.
  • Presentation ability of ideas, concepts and designs from initial stage, through to market product launch.
  • Clear and well communicated ability to draw and annotate garment tech packs.

Person Specifications:

  • Clear and relevant knowledge of the girl's wear sport / lifestyle category including fabric, shape, compositions and design.
  • Experience working with manufacturers of multi products. This will include yarn, dye, fabric construction, wash, finish and trim knowledge.
  • An eye for colour, shapes and fabrications within the girl's wear category and a natural ability to build into the seasonal ranges.
  • Experience working directly with international factories and a good understanding of the processes within the category.
  • Ability to create exciting forward-thinking presentations of ranges to gain sign off internally and from brand.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact across Email, voice and video calls.
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe creative suite including Illustrator and Photoshop is key to progressing in this role.
  • Outline knowledge of Excel and ability to input information into spreadsheets.
  • A passion for the role with the ability to own design responsibility on two multi product girl's wear brands.
  • Heart and drive to become part of a fast-moving team and look to build and develop a career withing the fashion sector.