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Knitwear Designer (TGS1336) – Up to £35k

Knitwear Designer (TGS1336) – Up to £35k

  • Designers/Product Developers
  • London

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGS1336

The Company

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Ladies Knitwear Designer to join a leading supplier of ladieswear to high street retailers. 

The Role:

  • Designing multi product knitwear.
  • Working on high street accounts, primarily Wallis.
  • Working with the Design team to ensure that trend and colour information is produced for the strategy providing choice for customers.
  • Action comments made from customer meetings for the final fit/ styling amends.
  • Ensure all designs are interpreted correctly prior to production.
  • Monitoring and evaluating sources of inspiration in the industry and wider markets leading to product opportunities ensuring they are incorporated into the ranges.
  • Regularly review competitors.
  • Work closely with Buying and Merchandising to build the range and understand customer requirements.
  • Ensure that department trend and colour info is produced, communicated and distributed internally to other functions.
  • Designing of CADS, Prints, Embellishment etc

Skill requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 4 years knitwear experience – ideally from a supplier background.
  • Working knowledge of high street accounts and strong buyer communication is essential.
  • Strong commercial awareness and be up to date with current trends.
  • Full knowledge of the manufacturing process and raw materials to develop samples and ranges effectively and to cost.
  • Ability to fully understand customer requirements.
  • Production of design specifications suitable for factories to understand.
  • Must be fully computer literate – Photoshop and Illustrator is essential.
  • Be able to travel in Europe and Far East.
  • A feminine handwriting is required.
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