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Knitwear Design Manager - 1 year FTC

Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum
REF: 4007_1667838005
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Job Description

This is a great opportunity for a Knitwear Design Manager to oversee the knitwear division at a fantastic and well established supplier, based in South London. My client has large and growing accounts with several high street and volume retailers including supermarkets. They are looking for a commercial trend led Knitwear Designer with experience managing a designer/junior. This is a fixed term contract for a minimum of 1 year.
In this role, you must have a great eye for trends and have experience presenting stories, concepts, inspirations, and designs to Buyers. You will need to be trend-driven and be able to drive product development with a commercial eye for newness. You will work within a broader design team and manage a designer/assistant.

Main duties will include:

  • Create and develop product designs tailored to key customers requirements.
  • Creating on-trend, forward-thinking yet commercial designs in response to briefs.
  • Researching lifestyle trends and blogs, being aware of relevant influencers.
  • Implementing direction and innovation for the season across colour, knit and trim.
  • Communicating effectively with all internal and external teams.
  • Working closely with the in-house sales and production team along with retail Buyers.
  • Overseeing the development of all sampling ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Working closely with the rest of the design team.
  • Manage knitwear dept and team.

Person specification:

  • Knitwear experience is essential within a commercial environment.
  • Previous supplier experience or relevant retailer.
  • A strong understanding of the current trends and the ability to look forward and anticipate new trends.
  • Must have good CAD and illustration skills.
  • Experienced and confident in presenting ideas, trends and design work.
  • A hands-on can-do attitude, someone who is hard working, innovative, positive and a good manager and team player.