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Knitwear Designer

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Manchester
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
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Job Description

A fabulous opportunity has arisen for a commercial Knitwear Designer to join this leading knitwear supplier to a variety of high street retailers and supermarkets across womenswear. You will be working alongside an established team and reporting into the Head of Design.

They are looking for a team player with trend led handwriting and a passion for knitwear product. Previous experience in a similar role as well as strong CAD skills is required for this role.

Based in vibrant Central Manchester offices, with a lovely team!

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Identify the latest must-have seasonal trends across womenswear knitwear to help design commercial fashion forward knitwear.
  • Research fashion trends, producing trend boards, catwalks, and sketches.
  • Solid understanding of knitwear garment construction and technicalities.
  • Produce detailed CADS & tech packs and liaise with suppliers & factories confidently.
  • Ability to translate initial ideas & concepts into commercial designs.
  • Attend customer meetings and work to set briefs.
  • Manage Sampling and development of critical path.

Person specification:

  • 2 years minimum commercial knitwear design experience with a retailer or supplier.
  • Excellent CAD and Illustrator skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment & have a pro-active approach.
  • Technical and solid understanding of yarns and garment construction.
  • Knowledge of working with factories in the Far East
  • Strong organisation skills, and able to work to deadlines.