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Account Manager - Childrenswear

Job Title: Account Manager - Childrenswear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
REF: 1847_1528475887
Contact Name: Val May
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

We have a fantastic new opportunity as a Childrenswear Designer/Account Manager for a successful childrens wear supplier to a well-known, successful high street retailer.

As the Childrens wear Designer, you will be responsible for designing jersey and woven product for predominantly boys wear from baby to 16 years of age. However, there will be an introduction into girlswear. You will also be responsible for managing the account, so will be liaising with the buyers on product and range development.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • To design and assist the constant development and co-ordination of new product ranges, to satisfy market trends and customer needs, innovation and fresh approaches to design
  • Designing ranges for childrenswear 0-16 yrs product for a well-known high street retailer, ensuring that relevant deadlines are met
  • Being aware of current trends and producing mood/direction boards
  • Preparing sample requests and artwork for putting sampling into work with factories
  • Working closely with Sales team, attending meetings and presenting CADs/samples to buyers on product and range development
  • Design to customer/sales brief. Working with creative flare whilst understanding price restraints
  • Travelling abroad for inspirational trips

Person requirements:

  • Previous experience working within a similar position, designing wovens and jersey for a high street supplier to fast-fashion
  • Experience designing for boys wear from baby to 16 years is essential
  • Experience designing for girls wear 0-16 yrs would be beneficial, but not essential
  • Sound knowledge of garment construction essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Foreign travel opportunities, working with factory sample units overseas & directional comp shopping
  • Ability to think outside the box and design commercial, creative multiproduct Childrenswear
  • Good team player