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Knitwear Designer - Ladieswear

Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
REF: 4243_1684760467
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Job Description

We have a fabulous new role for a Ladieswear Knitwear Designer for a well-established knitwear 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. You'd be working 3 days in the office, and the ideal candidate will be available to start immediately.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting and working with the Knitwear Design team on multiple accounts to design commercial, fashion-led knitwear
  • Manage Sampling and Development Critical Path
  • Regular comparative shop reports, trend research, mood boards and inspiration across womenswear knitwear
  • Liaising with overseas factories and ensuring samples are produced to the highest standards.
  • Produce detailed tech packs and liaise with suppliers & factories confidently.

Person Specification:

  • Minimum 2 years knit design / commercial experience.
  • Strong understanding of knitwear garment construction and technicalities
  • Excellent CAD designing experience
  • Shima or CLO3D software is preferred but not essential.
  • 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.