Current Vacancies

Mens Footwear Designer – West Yorkshire

Branded
Salary upto £28k dependant on experience

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced men’s footwear designer to join our client at an exciting point in its evolution to join our small team near Leeds city centre to work with both branded and own label footwear.

We are looking for a person who:

– has creative yet commercial eye to design
-understands market, current trends and brand identity
-has great hand drawing skills and presentation skills.
-has ability to design styles according to the brief and design direction.
-understands footwear construction, materials and can develop styles by completing technical packs, specifications, check pullovers and liaise with Far East factories. Knowledge of designing outsoles and components is a plus.
-has excellent computer skills on Apple Mac platform, Adobe Creative Suite 2018 (particularly Adobe Illustrator) and Microsoft Office.
-has passion for sport fashion and sneakers, experience designing and developing footwear for this market is a plus.
-is very organised, self-motivated and able to work under tight timelines.
-is willing to travel in UK and abroad a few times a year.

Interest and experience for product photography and photo editing skills advantageous.
Most importantly, contributing to the positive atmosphere in the office, you will be a true team player and willing to jump into the challenges and adapt in ever changing situations at this busy design department and quick to learn new skills and keen to take ownership in design, development and ad hoc office tasks.

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Experienced Import Merchandiser

Salary – Competitive
Location Manchester central

Our Client a very successful supplier of multi product to the high street and online fashion retail market are looking for an experience import merchandiser.

Import Merchandiser -Job Description

Liaising with both suppliers and customers.
Experience with liaising with the Far East is essential.
Raising purchase orders, packaging / label orders (care labels, brand labels, price labelling) and dispatching to our suppliers Maintaining the critical path.
An in depth knowledge of the critical path is essential.
The merchandiser will be responsible for chasing in lab dips, print strike offs, bulk fabric and sample submissions ( sealer samples /pre-production samples / production samples)
Liaising with the clients shipping and deliveries department, ensuring that goods arrive are processed and are delivered on time

Import Merchandiser – The Candidate

An excellent knowledge of Excel, Word and e-mail applications is required. experience of working on the supply side. Fashion Import Merchandising experience essential.

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Junior Design Assistant

Based South Manchester
Salary £16k – £17k

Our client are a leading supplier of children’s nightwear, supplying mainly character merchandise to major High Street retailers and mail order companies in the UK.

A vacancy has arisen for a Junior Design Assistant at the busy head office.

• Experience of Apple Mac systems using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop packages
• Someone who is willing to learn and assist within a busy design department

The role involves:

• Providing assistance as and where necessary within the department
• Working up design boards for new seasons
• Working on new designs when new style guides arrive
• Working on presentation boards for the sales team
• Providing cover for the person who deals with approvals, packaging and downloading style guides when they are away.

This is a junior role would suit a graduate with a placement.

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Junior Design Assistant

Based South Manchester
Salary £16k – £17k

Our client are a leading supplier of children’s nightwear, supplying mainly character merchandise to major High Street retailers and mail order companies in the UK.

A vacancy has arisen for a Junior Design Assistant at the busy head office.

• Experience of Apple Mac systems using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop packages
• Someone who is willing to learn and assist within a busy design department

The role involves:

• Providing assistance as and where necessary within the department
• Working up design boards for new seasons
• Working on new designs when new style guides arrive
• Working on presentation boards for the sales team
• Providing cover for the person who deals with approvals, packaging and downloading style guides when they are away.

This is a junior role would suit a graduate with a placement.

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Product Developer – Manchester

Salary Dependant on experience but in the region of Mid to late £20’s

Strong ladieswear background – Ideally woven’s – dealing with India, Uk, Far East and Turkey.

ROLE IN DETAIL

Work with the design team and Creative Director/Head of Sourcing on each product category on a day to day basis
Ensure that the design message and commercial product is being delivered to the requirements of Design and Head of Sourcing and Creative Director
Strong critical path management ensuring PD benchmarks and deadlines are met in line with the brand calendar, and design development ratio’s and requirements.
guide, support and advise the Design Team to ensure pricing architecture is achieved while offering workable solutions to their concept and vision and coach junior team members
Build awareness of supply base skills and capabilities and maintain effective working relationships.
Responsible for raising styles on internal systems and building and maintaining technical packages in order to accurately communicate requirements to tech team and supply base where necessary
Work with technician to review and comment on samples received to ensure right first time samples
Ensure smooth running of fit process to provide the perfect fit and design aesthetics, as well as a smooth handover to your tech counterpart from proto sample/photo sample and sealing into bulk production
Attend consolidated review meetings with Creative Director and Buying and Merchandising and others
Communication of approval of lab dips, strike offs and bulk fabrics
Responsible for on time receipt of proto samples to required standard, ready for buying.
Support a culture of good communication and co-operation
Work closely with Head of Product development & sourcing on managing the team
Travel to sourcing bases to meet and work with suppliers
Inspire and encourage a strong team ethic
Support a culture of good communication and co-operation

EXPERIENCE

Excellent understanding of the development and design process and brand aesthetic
An understanding of fashion trends and influences
Excellent knowledge of woven fabrics and supplier capabilities
Detailed knowledge of garment construction to perfect fit
Ability to negotiate the best cost with the factories
Experience within woven’s and CMT development and production
Expert in developing product from start to end with understanding of all implications and timings of bulk production
Able to work in close contact the in-house teams and manage the workload of the dept
degree in fashion/textile design or technology
At least 5 years experience as a product developer in a relevant brand or supplier
MS Office, excellent excel skills, Adobe illustrator and phototshop is advantageous

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Professional, with a collaborative nature
Able to manage a diverse workload
Good communicator

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Product Developer – Ladieswear Woven and Soft Separates

Salary dependant on experience
North West – Cheshire

Developing product from concept through to production sign off.

• Work closely with the design team to ensure design brief is being met.
• Work closely with external vendors to ensure the highest standards are achieved in line with brand identity and product margins.
• Following carefully to a precise critical path; both internally with, fabric and design as well as with vendors to ensure prototypes and samples are achieved on time and within budget.
• Develop and find solutions to support design vision, whilst achieving targets. An understanding of fabric along with strong negotiation skills.
• Creation of sample packs and technical specs for all new samples. Strong understanding of technical construction is vital, compiling detailed construction comments, fabric and finishing details lab dips, trims, graphics and bulk fabrics.
• Work with the development team to develop technical size blocks.
• Liaising with suppliers on a day to day basis, ensuring product is developed correctly.
• Keeping all sample trackers and schedules up to date and reporting weekly to directors and team on the status of samples.
• Good understanding of working with European and Asian suppliers.
• Efficient, highly organized and reliable
• Attention to detail is crucial, along with ability to problem solve and communicate efficiently
• Strong verbal and written skills
• Fully experienced in Illustrator with CAD experience
• Fully literate in Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Word, Excel
• Organisational skills are essential
• Must be able to work in a fast paced, environment
• We are looking for a positive, dynamic individual

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Junior Garment Technologist / QC – Manchester

Large Supplier
Manchester Central – unto £19k dependant on experience

Our client currently has a new vacancy for a Junior GT/QC with approx 18 months plus experience.

You will be working on Mens / Boys – Autumn / Winter – Outerwear Jackets and Spring / Summer Denim / shorts / trousers

Working closely with merchandiser/ design teams, as well as MD on the menswear Department.

Creating development specs at the beginning of each season from original samples or CADS

Measuring samples at first fit / PP / production sample stages

Conducting In house fit sessions.

Sending fit comments and amended specs to the factories

Responsible for your own fit comments / pattern solutions and advice to factories to maintain a good quality/ standard.

Advise factory of basic test requirements per style ie Base / bulk / zip tests.

Checking & approving Care label layouts

Action in house wash tests if necessary

Assessing bulk inspection reports from our China office

Giving commercial decisions on bulk quality issues

UK warehouse checks on orders if & when needed

Contact Angela for further details.

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Factory Manager

South Manchester
Salary negotiable dependant on experience but in the region of £30k

FACTORY MANAGER

Factory managers oversee the workers and the equipment they operate on the factory floor. They are responsible for contributing to and carrying out production strategy decisions. Our client is looking for an energetic experienced factory manager or a supervisor looking to step to this role. You must have experience of setting up a small factory from purchasing equipment to employing and training machinists. You will work closely with the Directors and customers as well as management of the day to day issues on the factory floor. You must have experience of working with Lycra stretch fabrics for the sports, dance and leisurewear industry.

REQUIREMENTS

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who is very driven and a problem solver! with an analytical mind and a strong attention to detail. You will have expertise in the Fabric, Equipment and production process, in addition you will be proficient with spreadsheets to analyse production data and create reports to be presented to decision makers as well as be ready to demonstrate and fix any machinery as needed.

OTHER SKILLS

• Inspecting the quality of finished products to check on machine and operator efficiency
• Analysing production data and making strategic recommendations to decision makers
• Maintaining a content and motivated workforce through interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills
• Communicate and resolve any issues that arise with our customers

We are looking for a passionate and forward thinking manager who is results and quality driven and always one step ahead of the competition! If you want to be part of this exciting new venture contact us today!

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Experienced Import Merchandiser – Cheshire

Supplier – Cheshire
Attractive Salary – dependant on experience

A high street online fashion supplier is currently recruiting for a Import Merchandiser to join the current team.

Reporting into the Account Manager and Directors you will be responsible for placing all new orders across all accounts while closely managing the critical path ensuring key dates are met. You will work alongside the technical team and design team ensuring fabrics, lab dips and samples are approved in a timely manner and all costs are negotiated! with regular contact with suppliers handling prices, delivery and returns while also organising and approving delivery dates.

This role is highly demanding and the ideal candidate must be extremely organised with excellent communication skills and must already be in a similar role.

This is a great opportunity for someone with at least 5 years current import merchandising experience looking to further their carrer within a reputable company. experience of working with the Next account would be beneficial but not essential.

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Womenswear Designer – North West

Salary neg on exp.
Branded

Our client is currently looking for an innovative designer! you will be very trend orientated and produce best sellers! You will currently be working on ladieswear multi product and have experience on dresses, tops. We are looking for a designer who has worked on brands such as Zara and experience of working with quality, directional trend led designs.

Your role

• Creating new and exciting ranges that innovate in terms of product opportunity and the identifying new and developing trends.
• Designing and delivering key trends, colour and shape direction in line with the market in a clear and workable format that is relevant to the brand.
• Keeping up to date with market intelligence, specifically around key competitors and future trends.
• Working with GT, Merchandisers and Sourcing team to establish best sellers and worse sellers etc.

We are looking for an experienced designer from 3 years upwards experience.
You will have a related design degree or equivalent qualification, experience of working in a creative, commercial environment is essential. You should be highly organised with CAD, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knowledge. We are looking for a confident, commercial designer who can present to design managers and leadership team.

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