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Junior Designer - Mens Knitwear

Job Title: Junior Designer - Mens Knitwear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 3434_1641999652
Contact Name: Joanna Nathan
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Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

A fabulous opportunity has arisen with a well established a leading knitwear supplier to several major retailers in the UK, USA and Europe.

Based in Manchester they are looking for a Junior Mens Knitwear Designer with 2 years' experience to join their team. Strong CAD skills are essential for this role and knowledge of Apex Shima is highly desirable.

Main responsibilities will include

  • Work closely and supporting the Senior designers.
  • Sending and chasing samples for approval.
  • Carrying out general admin tasks, updating spreadsheets, raising orders, etc.
  • Manage the yarns.
  • Assisting the Senior Designers with development of new ranges and design techniques for the customers.
  • Help prepare presentation ideas to the customers.
  • Attending sales meetings with existing and new customers.
  • Liaising with factories & mills overseas.
  • Research catwalk trends & put together mood boards.

Person specification:

  • A fashion degree, in knitwear is advantageous.
  • Apex Shima knowledge highly desirable.
  • Trend Focused & a commercial eye for design.
  • Can demonstrate experience of working in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • First class communication skills at all levels.
  • Excellent CAD, Illustrator and Photoshop skills.