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Assistant Designer

Listing ID: 1420584

Assistant Designer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: People Marketing
Location: Kentish Town, North West London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Start Date: ASAP
Reference Number: 12403-1AA
Salary / Wage: £32,000 - £37,000
Twitter Handle: People Marketing
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 1 day
About: People Marketing Fashion Recruitment (est. 1989) is a boutique recruitment agency specialising in the fashion & lifestyle industry. We recruit for a diverse range of vacancies in the UK and internationally, including jobs in design, technical, quality, sourcing, production, sales, buying & merchandising and ecommerce.

The majority of our consultants have first-hand industry experience, and our team are passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and the individuals who work in it. We have an extensive network of candidates built up over the last 25 years. We have an impressive client list of retailers, brands and suppliers within fashion & textiles. We are proud of our reputation for providing a high quality personalised service, and for placing the right candidates in successful long term career opportunities. Our business continues to grow through recommendations from candidates and clients.

We are recruiting for an Assistant Menswear Designer with tailoring & formal separates experience who is ready to step up to Designer.  You will be part of a multi-functional team for this international supplier, dedicated to the design, development and production of fashion forward ranges for leading clothing retailers and etailers.

Assistant Menswear Designer – Job Responsibilities:

  • Design seasonal and trend led in house collections in line with customer design aesthetic
  • Identify emerging trends and potential gaps in the customer product range, capitalise on gaps by proposing appropriate fabrics and styling options
  • Work closely with in house account management teams to provide customer with continuous and excellent service and help the business progress
  • Carry out fabric and trend research on an ongoing basis, present findings to in house teams and customer
  • Extensive fabric and trim sourcing according to customer briefs and emerging trends
  • Preparing and leading customer development days, actioning development samples according to brief
  • Raising and updating design tech packs and checking samples against them.
  • Managing development critical path, working closely with suppliers and production sites, regularly updating customer on sample progress though sample CPs and ensuring samples are delivered in time for range build and sign off meetings
  • Liaising daily with mills, factories and customer buying teams, establishing close professional relationships on all sides

Assistant Menswear Designer – Person Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to degree standard
  • Three years + relevant menswear design experience (within tailoring, formal separates and working with fast fashion retailers)
  • Strong Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator) and Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • A confident, proactive approach capable of working effectively in a team under pressure in a demanding fast paced environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with suppliers and colleagues at all levels.

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