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Denim Designer

Manchester Central

Salary dependant on experience

2 roles – Junior and Experienced levels

An established and successful Manchester based Fashion Brand/Supplier are looking for an experienced Ladies Denim Designer to join their team. Our client produce fashionable and trend-led designs for both own brand and UK Highstreet and Online retailers

The Denim Designer would be responsible for trend research, completing comp shopping, working to customer briefs, designing and developing denim multi-product ranges, liaising with factories, creating tech packs and travelling overseas. 

• Designing a range of commercial denim ranges to the client’s specifications.

• Commercially aware of current trends and themes.

• Developing the brand to ensure all products are designed in line with the customers’ direction.

• Managing the critical path and working to tight deadlines.

• Supporting the business in adding value to its clients, understanding and researching new product development opportunities.

• Providing an effective and efficient service to various areas of the business.

• Daily contact with third parties including the Far East and Europe.

• Daily contact with our customers at different levels.

• Supporting the business in adding value to its clients, understanding and researching new product development opportunities.

Current ladies denim design experience essential for this role! an understanding of denim washes and fabrics also vitial.


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Garment Technologist – Womenswear Multi – product

We are looking for a Mid Level GT who’s looking for that exciting new challenge.

Salary dependant on experience – £22k- £28k approx 

Location – Manchester

Managing fit sessions across your own product areas and other product areas to ensure all styles are fitted and sealed in line with critical dates as well as meeting the high standard of technical specifications for the Brand. Understanding of Fit, Sealing, fabrics and testing.

Overseeing and checking measurements to ensure the company’s sizing policy is maintained You will provide technical guidance to the design and will work closely with factories to eliminate any issues and advise with technicalspecifications.

Garment Technologist – The Role:

  • You will be involved in sampling and approval of garments and all technical aspects associated with multi-product womenswear. 
  • To ensure each product is per company standards.
  • Manage size specifications and produce detailed tech packs 
  • Ensure samples through to production costs meet client cost expectations.
  • To handle the comments/approvals process and resolve technical/quality issues.
  • Manage communication between internal teams and the factories.

Garment Technologist – The Candidate:

  • With approx. 3 year’s experience within a garment technical/technologist position.
  • Good technical knowledge of garment construction and garment fitting as well as manufacturing methods.
  • Experienced in handling comments/approvals process and any technical/quality issues.
  • Highly competent IT skills
  • Confident communication skills, the ability to work to critical path deadlines. Ability to manage on workload and a team player.

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Accessories Buyer

Location – Manchester Region

Salary – Competitive package in line with industry 

THE ROLE:

To plan and develop product ranges across all acessories including leather handbags to scarves and everyday accessories that deliver against the brand profile and the customer needs. Optimise sales opportunities identified though trading and range planning and deliver a product development process that ensures the brand are first and fast with relevant emerging trends. Reporting to the senior management team, this role will work cross functionally with merchandising and the technical team to contribute to product strategy 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Creates buying plans for departments while ensuring profitability by maintaining and building customer focused category lines 

Work with merchandising to develop range plans that maximise sales opportunities and lessons learnt

Constantly review social media, catwalk and competitor set to identify new product opportunities.

Strong sourcing experience

Develop product briefs that maximise best sellers and deliver against emerging trends and work with the technical team re samples and fit.

Manage the product critical path identifying priorities and ensuring samples are delivered against key deadlines

Weekly and monthly trading performance, identifying opportunities to drive sales growth and promotion.

·Maximise best sellers and identify underperformance and propose actions to improve sell through.

Present proposed new and repeat product buys to directors to achieve sign off

Monitor and analyse returns with technical team to identify lessons learnt and risk to profit.

Management of the buy plan ensuring product details are accurate and imagery is captured to allow product set up.

Support the creative team with product schedules 

Work closely with the social media outreach team to achieve features for new product ranges and lines supported with stock

· Ensure the development of process and systems is continuous to maximise effectiveness and efficiency.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Be either an established Buyer or an experienced Assistant Buyer ready for the next challenge

A lover of fashion and have a talent for product development and a creative eye.

Passionate and driven with the ability to thrive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.

Ability to stay calm under pressure and motivate a team through challenging periods of change.

Strong knowledge of competition’s product offer, pricing strategy and trading activity.

Is always an ambassador for the brand


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Womenswear Buyer

Location – Manchester Region

Salary – Competitive package in line with industry

THE ROLE:

To plan and develop product ranges that deliver against the brand profile and the customer needs. Optimise sales opportunities identified though trading and range planning and deliver a product development process that ensures the brand are first and fast with relevant emerging trends. Reporting to the senior management team, this role will work cross functionally with merchandising and the technical team to contribute to product strategy

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Creates buying plans for departments while ensuring profitability by maintaining and building customer focused category lines 

Work with merchandising to develop range plans that maximise sales opportunities and lessons learnt

Constantly review social media, catwalk and competitor set to identify new product opportunities.


Develop product briefs that maximise best sellers and deliver against emerging trends and work with the technical team re samples and fit.

Manage the product critical path identifying priorities and ensuring samples are delivered against key deadlines

Weekly and monthly trading performance, identifying opportunities to drive sales growth and promotion.

·Maximise best sellers and identify underperformance and propose actions to improve sell through.

Present proposed new and repeat product buys to directors to achieve sign off

Monitor and analyse returns with technical team to identify lessons learnt and risk to profit.

Management of the buy plan ensuring product details are accurate and imagery is captured to allow product set up.

Support the creative team with product schedules

Work closely with the social media outreach team to achieve features for new product ranges and lines supported with stock

· Ensure the development of process and systems is continuous to maximise effectiveness and efficiency.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Be either an established Buyer or an experienced Assistant Buyer ready for the next challenge

A lover of fashion and have a talent for product development and a creative eye.

Passionate and driven with the ability to thrive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.

Ability to stay calm under pressure and motivate a team through challenging periods of change.

Strong knowledge of competition’s product offer, pricing strategy and trading activity.

Is always an ambassador for the brand


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Garment Technologist

Location Stockport/Cheshire

Salary £21k-£24k dependant on experience

Ladieswear or Childrenswear experience preferred

Our client are a major supplier based in South Manchester with many years’ experience in the industry dealing with most of the quality end of the high street! We are currently recruiting for a Garment Technologist to work within the busy GT team .

This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy, ambitious and forward-thinking company. You will need to have attention to detail, be able to work on your own initiative and must have been in a similar role previously, with knowledge of patterns. The ideal candidate must be an accurate, organised and flexible individual who is able to work proactively and must be able to prioritize their own workload and time management,

Whilst working in a fast-paced office environment. You will report to the Senior Garment Technologist and work closely with the designers at the initial stage. Managing the sealing process from proto, through to production, tracking the samples. You will ensure all styles are fitted and sealed in line with critical dates as well as meeting the high standard of technical specifications for the business.

Organizing fitting sessions, accurately completing measurement charts and factory communication. Working very closely with Design and translating CADs into Technical Specs to deliver the product, with the best manufacturing methods, in line with our business.


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