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Designer – Sportswear – Hybrid Working (TGN4494) – Excellent Salary DOE

Designer – Sportswear – Hybrid Working (TGN4494) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Manchester – Hybrid Working

Type: Permanent

Industry: Sportswear

Job Ref: TGN4494

The Company:

We are recruiting for an exciting opportunity to work for a leading Outdoor Sports Brand for an Designer.  You will be responsible for designing innovative performance product and colour that align with the brand and user requirements


  • Innovating and designing products taking into account development briefs, factory capabilities, target price points and brand.
  • Work with suppliers, Head of Design and Product Developers to source new fabrics and develop new trim that are fit for purpose and within the constraints of the design brief.
  • Creating technical specs and working on the development of prototypes and samples in collaboration with development team.
  • Production of detailed CAD illustrations and technical drawings for use in specifications, product marketing and other media.
  • Assisting the garment technologist team to resolve fit issues, grade garments and formulate size and product specifications
  • Design research and development: Visiting trade shows, exhibitions and retail accounts.
  • Conducting competitor product analysis and meeting active users.
  • Trend and market research for emerging trends relevant to core market.
  • Development and application of colour palettes on a seasonal basis.
  • Working with the development team to approve lab dips for sampling and bulk.
  • Develop and follow the critical path for each season’s collection – meeting agreed timelines.
  • Work on SMU projects for retail partners and distributors as required.
  • To develop additional aspects of the product, including brand and care labels as necessary.
  • To carry out any other role-related duties, which may be requested from time to time by senior staff.
  • To ensure that all ISO procedures associated with this role are done in line with documentation and any changes are managed according to ISO requirements.

Skills Required:

  • Experience devising and applying colour palettes across different product categories for men and women
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders to arrive at final design/colour palette.
  • Illustrator, or similar, experience essential
  • Experience of working with developers in design and development process
  • Experience of fabric selection process
  • Experience of working to a CP/Timeline,
  • Experience of presenting products/ranges/palettes to wider team
  • Knowledge of Adobe suite programs, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
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