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Childrenswear Designer

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A growing, friendly fashion business is looking for a Childrenswear Designer to join their team in their Manchester offices!

You will work alongside the wider design team to help drive creativity across the various customer accounts, as well as Merchandising and Technical to ensure your designs are brought to life and delivered into the customer.

You will be designing across various Children’s licenses, so you will also be working closely with them to ensure your designs meet the required guidelines.

They are ideally looking for someone with previous Children’s Licensed Design experience.

This role is Hybrid- 2-3 days office based.


Childrenswear Designer- The Role:

  • Stay updated on current fashion trends, materials, and techniques and analyse competitor products to inform the design process
  • Conduct market research to identify emerging trends and consumer preferences.
  • Generate and maintain a high standard of design within the customer brief, working to a customer CP per phase.
  • Create concept boards and mood boards for each season or collection.
  • Collaborate with product development teams to ensure designs are technically feasible and cost-effective.
  • Work closely with suppliers to understand and source appropriate material and trims, considering capabilities and limitations.
  • Consider sustainability and ethical practices when selecting materials.
  • Collaborate with production team to refine designs and resolve technical issues.
  • Maintain design development from initial meeting with the customer
  • Regular store visits/shop reports
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the customer base when creating designs.
  • Stay informed about industry regulations, safety standards, and compliance requirements.
  • Assist the Senior Designer with the coaching and development of Assistant/Junior designers
  • Work closely with the sales team to ensure best sellers are covered.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Designer and Account Manager to ensure price needs are met at the design stage.
  • Complete tech packs when required
  • Support junior members of the team on checking initial samples and 1st sample comments.
  • Support the design team to ensure all key dates are achieved.
  • Attend licensor showcases and share with the wider team.
  • Clearly communicate design concepts and specifications to manufacturers and production teams.


Childrenswear Designer- The Person:

  • Previous experience in Licensed Babywear or Childrenswear is preferred
  • Pro-active and self-starting
  • Originates / takes action so as organisational goals can be met
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and standards of excellence


To apply please send your CV and portfolio to


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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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