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Junior Knitwear Designer

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Manchester
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
REF: 4763_1717431250
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Job Description

We have a fabulous new role for a Knitwear Designer to join a well-established supplier to major retailers and supermarkets who are looking for someone to create innovative and commercial designs working in a lovely team.

You will need to be strong on CAD designing with a demonstrable commercial portfolio and previous Shima experience. This role offers hybrid working and flexible hours.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting and working with the Knitwear Design team on multiple accounts to design commercial, fashion-led knitwear.

  • Using Shima / ideally Shima Seiki Apex fix (Shima 3D) daily to help design team fulfil the customers' requirements.

  • Manage Sampling and Development Critical Path .

  • Regular comparative shop reports, trend research, mood boards and inspiration across knitwear.

  • Communicating with yarn mills / factories and customers frequently.

  • Produce detailed tech packs and liaise with suppliers & factories in the Far East.

Person Specification:

  • Minimum 2 years knit design / commercial experience.

  • Shima experience.

  • Strong understanding of knitwear garment construction and technicalities

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment & have a pro-active approach.

  • Strong organisation skills, and able to work to deadlines.

  • Must be a team player with a willingness to learn.