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Senior Designer - Mens & Womenswear

West Midlands
Upto £45,000
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Recruiting for a versatile, experienced Senior Designer from a multi apparel background.  You will be responsible for designing innovative and fit for performance ranges: creating new concepts for both target accounts and existing customers' incorporating womens and menswear, outerwear, tailoring to soft separates and accessories.

Based from recently modernised Head Office to the West of Birmingham, our client is a leader in the design, sourcing, manufacture and distribution of bespoke apparel ranges to household brands spanning multiple sectors including retail, tourism, healthcare, banking and others.

Senior Apparel Designer – The Job Outline

  • Liaise with Customers / Account Managers to develop multi product collections. Create ideas for complete corporate clothing wardrobes to include womens & menswear, outerwear, to softs to accessories.
  • Monitor product performance and use data to direct future developments.
  • Undertake trend research, customer, and trend analysis; from catwalk to social media - presenting customer research and buying trends.
  • Participate in new target customer/tender presentation meetings.
  • Aid in development of the design growth strategy and sales plan in line with the Critical Path.
  • Ensure selected fabrics are suitable to the project and/or a corporate clothing standard, on brand, the best quality for the price bracket and consolidated across ranges where possible.
  • Work closely with Product Development team in technical handovers, fabric/lap dip approvals and fit meetings.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of price architecture, margins and market pricing. Ensuring costs are closely monitored and projects are delivered within budget parameters of each individual client requirement.
  • Create product specification and technical packs and attend garment fit sessions.
  • Ability to travel to attend customer meetings, wearer trials, factory visits and fabric sourcing trips.

Senior Apparel Designer – The Person Specification

  • The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 5 years commercial apparel design experience and ready to step up to senior level with accountability. Fashion Design Degree or similar.
  • Multi apparel design background is preferable ie. tailoring to softs to sports.
  • Additional graphic/print skills would be advantageous.
  • A good technical understanding of garment design, fabrication and fit.
  • Strong CAD, excellent Photoshop, and Illustrator skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Confident presentation ability to present their work, and influence key decision makers.
  • Self motivated, with a proactive, ‘anything is possible’ attitude to work
  • Ability to prioritise own work/and manage deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Own car and ability to travel to clients’ offices for meetings/presentations.

To apply please send CV and folio work to (job reference 12924AA):, or call the office for more details.           

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We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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