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Creative Graphic Designer

South Manchester

Salary upto £36k

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative graphic designer to join our team. We are a growing beauty and skincare company with a large customer base, ranging from high street retailers from all around the world, online fashion retailers and licenced product. You will also have the opportunity to work on our various in-house brands. You will be working along side our other graphic designers and artworkers, reporting to our Creative Director and Design Manager. You will be working in a fast-paced design studio, where we encourage you to explore your creativity.

Main areas of responsibility

Creating customer facing presentations to a high-quality standard. These presentations may consist of artwork concepts presented as a style guide and or product CADs created to represent the final products.

Working with product developers to ensure all products meet the customer requirements in various ways, such as, aesthetically, meeting cost requirements and adhering to brand guidelines.

Creating trend presentations from research gathered by our development team.

Help create specification documents to handover creative jobs to the artwork team.

Maintain brand identity and consistency across various media for a variety of brands; these may include, product and packaging, marketing materials and digital assets for web and social media.

Maintaining an excellent quality of design work using our current methods and work process’s, but also helping to improve our design output and offering new and exciting ways to present to customers.

Essential Skills:

Strong concept design ability

Able to bring ideas to life on screen, either with a focused direction or from own initiative

Expert knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

Knowledge of various other design applications, such as, InDesign and Acrobat

Up to date with current trends and practices of CAD visuals and methods

Good knowledge of the printing process

Experience in a similar role

Experience in packaging design

Experience working with large scale brands

Preferable Skills (but not essential):

Experience in 3D modelling and animation

Knowledge of web design

Knowledge of Adobe After Effects

A passion or understanding of beauty and skincare products


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Senior Import Merchandiser

Stoke and South Manchester

Salary range £28k — £36k dependant on experience

Senior Merch

  • Raising Purchase Orders and Customer Sales Orders in Sage for UK and China requirements, and chase all orders through.
  • Create production artwork briefs to Opal – liaising with internal departments for on time and accurate completion to sign off with customer.
  • Arrange new product order handover meetings with various departments.
  • Critical path order management with all parties to ensure on time deliveries to customer – escalating any issues to the account manager.
  • Direct communication with customers from order confirmation to delivery/shipment.
  • Arrange, send and chase approval of all samples with customer, i.e. Photography/ White Seals / Production Samples etc.
  • Liaise with shipping team to make sure vessel bookings are made in line with Customer and UK requirements.
  • Weekly order book update (tracker’s) to all customers – highlighting any delays/issues.
  • Working closely with the Planning/Purchasing team and advising them of when components/packaging are arriving and any delays so no issues to production planning.
  • Working closely with the despatch department on customer deliveries so customer can be updated at all times.
  • Will need to attend weekly customer calls and customer meetings as and when required.
  • Good attention to detail and proactive attitude.
  • Experience of Sage X3.
  • Microsoft Excel essential


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Denim Designer

Trafford Park

Salary negotiable dependant on experience

As a denim designer you will be an important part of this established creative team. You will be responsible for designing creative, forward thinking denim jeans, shorts and skirts working closely with the merchandising and technical team. We are looking for a confident individual who can work across Men’s, Ladies and Childrenswear.  You will work closely with our customers on the high street as well with our factories.

REQUIREMENTS

Approx 4 plus years’ experience 

Creative designer with a creative handwriting 

Forecast trends to stay ahead of competitors.

Trend research – catwalks, colour, key shapes, and details 

Ability to translate trends & catwalk into a commercial range suitable for the customer.

Work closely with team members on technical packs, fabrication approvals and sample sign-off  

Participate in design meetings – creating mood boards 

Ability to design commercial fashion pieces 

Excellent knowledge of Denim fabrics and washes 

Great Factory experience and knowledge of working with various sources worldwide

PROFILE

Understanding a broad range of customers 

Passionate, motivated, and enthusiastic 

Expert knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop

Advanced CAD skills for trend presentations

Technical knowledge and understanding of garment construction and technical packs 

Creative thinking that challenges product and ways in which we present to the customer 

Highly trend driven with a good understanding of commercial appeal 

Fast thinking and adaptable in highly demanding situations 

Excellent organisational skills 

Ability to work to deadlines is essential 

Previous experience in similar product type


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Import Merchandiser

Trafford Park

Salary upto £27k

An opportunity for an Import Merchandiser to join a Global and reputable supplier of ladies, men’s and children’s clothing. This is an excellent opportunity for a hardworking and career driven individual to develop working in a fast paced and rewarding company. You will be working to the critical path from start to finish and looking after Retailers and own range sales, helping to ensure a smooth customer experience 

The ideal candidate will have previous import merchandising experience, and able to work within a fast-paced environment

The Role:

  • Providing accurate and up to date information around the critical path
  • Checking POs from customers, checking every stage of the process from design, sample and costing to label, packaging and testing 
  • Understanding key sample deadline and selection/ sign off dates 
  • Working with design and quality team and communicating with buyers to ensure appropriate feedback on CADs is given in time 
  • Raising internal orders
  • Handling any issues on production and providing solutions 
  • Liaising with factories and head offices
  • Communicating with the Buyers and managing online customers

Skills Required:

  • Experience in a similar role within a supplier.
  • Proficient with Microsoft including the use of Excel. 
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills. 

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Designer

Mens and Ladieswear Jersey

Manchester based cool streetwear lifestyle brands

Salary c£22k-£26k dependant on experience

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, hard working and creative individual to join our design team and take on a hands role managing trends, design and production across multiple brands and categories. Min 3 years experience would be preferred.

  • Research and present trends identifying key seasonal colours, apparel trends and styling with a focus on commerciality.
  • Design trend focussed and commercial ranges for e-comme and wholesale. 
  • strong Graphic’s skills
  • Work closely with factories to source fabrics and trims.
  • Create detailed Techpacks and artworks to send to factories.
  • Overseeing development of ranges by checking samples, fabrics and prints.
  • Work with factories and manage production with critical paths to ensure samples and lead times are not delayed.
  • Provide support for the business in all creative areas.
  • Must be confident with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Factory and inspiration trips will continue when travelling is safer.

This is a brilliant role for someone who is looking to be involved in every area of design and production, and gain valuable experience while growing within the business.


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