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Ladies Jersey Designer

Job Title: Ladies Jersey Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + DOE + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93503
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 31, 2013 18:35

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experience Ladies Jerseywear Designer to join the Head Office team of this leading aspirational fashion brand. Working as past of an ambitious team, you will be a highly motivated character who enjoys delivering trend led pieces that are both accessible and affordable to your customer. Reporting in to the Design Manager, your key duties will include: * Designing and developing an attractive and fashion forward range, which meets the needs of both the customer and the outlined business strategy. * Keeping up with the latest fashion and catwalk trends and consequently developing new trends and colour palettes which can be incorporated into the range moving forward. * Maintaining a strong knowledge of your competition, through completing regular comp shops in which you acknowledge what others are doing well and how you can do better. * Working closely with the Buying team to identify new product opportunities and translating this in your designs accordingly. * Managing the supply base effectively, ensuring that the critical path is maintain throughout and you are getting the most cost effective packages. * Working closely with Buying, Quality and the Sample teams to ensure the range is delivered to spec and on time in order to meet set deadlines. * Analysing sales and trend data and amending the range accordingly. The successful candidate will: * Currently be working as an established Junior Designer, or already at Designer level within Ladies Jersey. * Have proven experience working either in house for a fashion forward retailer, or for a supplier to the high street. * Have confidence when completing hand sketches, using CAD and producing technical spec skills. * Be highly experienced Photoshop and Illustrator, as this will form a large part of your role. * Be a confident communicator, with the ability to present your work to your colleagues with enthusiasm and clarity. * Enjoy keeping up with the latest trends as well as what your competition are doing. This is a fantastic role for those looking to take on an in house role, representing a key fashion retailer and working within their most profitable area. Due to the pace of trading it is essential that you can work within a fast moving and trend orientated office, with set deadlines and team goals in place. You will be both innovative and commercial and therefore able to produce an attractive and fashionable range, appropriate to your customer. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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