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Knitwear Designer

Job Title: Knitwear Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88968
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: September 10, 2012 18:27

Job Description

One of the UK's most desirable and respected luxury brands, is looking for a new knitwear designer to work on their menswear line This much loved British brand, long established and expanding globally, is looking for a highly creative and dynamic individual to join the menswear team Working as an integral member of the menswear team, you will ideally have experience working with a luxury brand, ideally in Europe, be highly aware of trends but also be commercially aware Key duties: * To design all mens knitwera product accross mainline & Diffusion * Portfolio should be very directional and demonstrate an ability to think outside the box while being able to maintain an excellent commercial eye * Be very detailed from concept stage through to specs and final designs * Design for all phases and seasons, creating colour palettes for the ranges & create factory packs * Presents the range for sign off and adjustments * To keep abreast of current season sales and create fast-react product in season to meet demands Candidates must have relevant experience of knitwear design, ideally at designer level. In addition the following key skills and experience are required: * Working within a luxury/premium brand experience * designing fully fashioned, as well as cut and sew knitwear * International collection experience * Managing relationships with factories and suppliers * Creativity and style * Excellent commercial awareness * Proven track record of delivering in season product * Proven ability of managing internal relationships and communications * Project management experience * Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team with a hands on approach * Fantastic communication skills and the ability to connect with and inspire people of different levels within the business * Excellent negotiation and influencing skills * Time management and good prioritising skills * Ability to perform under pressure In return the company is offering and excellent renumeration package, with attractive prospects and the opportunity to help take this brand into the next exciting stage in its history so far.

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