Mid Weight Activewear Designer – Menswear

Manchester City Centre – Office based role ( No hybrid )

Dependant on experience

Mid Weight Activewear Designer

This role is based on-site Full time in Central Manchester.

This brand has established itself in the outdoor market through both wholesale and DTC channels and is now going through a period of exceptional growth. In order to facilitate this, a new designer with relevant industry experience is required to support the team.

The designer for this brand must have experience working on activewear with an excellent understanding of colour, fabric and construction. You will bring newness and design vision to each collection, as well as understanding the commercial needs of the business.

Your role will be to produce inspiration research, design into both seasonal and SMU collections creating detailed tech packs across jersey, woven and outerwear. You will be reporting into the Head of Design working closely with a team of designers and product developers.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research new colours, trims and fabrics, producing mood boards
  • Generate seasonal trip and trend reports
  • Design exciting seasonal collections in line with research and direction provided
  • Work with key accounts on SMU packs
  • Produce sketches, technical drawings and tech packs in adobe illustrator with a high attention to detail
  • Handover tech packs to the product development team, ensuring that key design details are translated.
  • Liase with the product development team on the fit of samples
  • Mentor junior members of the team, and assist senior members of the team as required

Experience Required


  • 2 years minimum experience working for a sports brand
  • A thorough understanding of the activewear and outdoor wear market
  • Have a portfolio demonstrating work relevant for this role
  • Strong working knowledge of the adobe suite is essential
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong team player