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Designer

Location: PRESTON BUSINESS CENTRE, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 25,000-40,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Retail Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 10
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: X3-315028

Designer

Our client is looking for a Designer to join their fast paced and vibrant team, playing a fundamental role in the research and development of new designs and fabrications, whilst considering current trends and the commercial environment.

Design
• Carrying out market research into current fashion trends and competitor offerings
• Translating current fashion trends into innovative yet commercial designs
• Presenting ideas to senior managers

Research
• Working closely with the Fabric Technical Manager to research and source new fabrics in the Fashion market
• Considering new constructional techniques to offer design features or improve efficiency in manufacture
• Sourcing new trims and accessories suitable for specific industry uses with the Buying Team
• Carrying out relevant testing and trials on new fabrics and accessories to suit the Fashion market

Product Development
• Working together with the Pattern Technician and Sample Team to develop new designs and first fit samples
• Involvement in all new product development requiring a design input
• Attending fit sessions for all new product development
• Producing technical drawings for garment specifications

Customer Contact
• As a Designer creating mood boards for clients in the latest presentation techniques
• Presenting ideas and designs to existing or potential customers with the Sales Team
• Understanding existing and potential customers to aid in relevant design development
• To review and analyse feedback from customers

The ideal candidate will
• Be Self-motivated, committed and interested in their work as a Designer
• Work well under pressure and manage own time
• Good team/networking skills
• Excellent presentation skills and confident communicator
• Good eye for detail
• Product technical knowledge
• Excellent IT and Adobe skills including Illustrator and Photoshop
• Sewing ability

Salary is dependent on experience £25-£40k and based in the Preston area
Please apply immediately should you require further information, as interviews can happen on a first come basis