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Designer - Outdoor Sports

Listing ID: 1325948

Designer - Outdoor Sports

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Tagged Resources
Location: Manchester, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: TGN3932
Salary: Excellent Salary DOE
Twitter Handle: @taggedresources
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 week 1 day
About: We are industry specialists working with Retail and Wholesale Suppliers. As a team we have 25 years of recruitment and industry experience, working with Retail and Wholesale Suppliers and have always believed that best practice means keeping it simple. We are passionate about what we do and work very hard, taking the time to build strong relationships, understanding your business and personal requirements. To this end we have key goals and values that run through everything we do.

We are recruiting for an exciting opportunity to work for a leading Outdoor Sports Brand for an Designer.  You will be responsible for designing innovative performance product and colour that align with the brand and user requirements


  • Innovating and designing products taking into account development briefs, factory capabilities, target price points and brand.
  • Work with suppliers, Head of Design and Product Developers to source new fabrics and develop new trim that are fit for purpose and within the constraints of the design brief.
  • Creating technical specs and working on the development of prototypes and samples in collaboration with development team.
  • Production of detailed CAD illustrations and technical drawings for use in specifications, product marketing and other media.
  • Assisting the garment technologist team to resolve fit issues, grade garments and formulate size and product specifications
  • Design research and development: Visiting trade shows, exhibitions and retail accounts.
  • Conducting competitor product analysis and meeting active users.
  • Trend and market research for emerging trends relevant to core market.
  • Development and application of colour palettes on a seasonal basis.
  • Working with the development team to approve lab dips for sampling and bulk.
  • Develop and follow the critical path for each season’s collection - meeting agreed timelines.
  • Work on SMU projects for retail partners and distributors as required.
  • To develop additional aspects of the product, including brand and care labels as necessary.
  • To carry out any other role-related duties, which may be requested from time to time by senior staff.
  • To ensure that all ISO procedures associated with this role are done in line with documentation and any changes are managed according to ISO requirements.


  • 4 years’ relevant experience designing apparel and colours for sportswear
  • Experience devising and applying colour palettes across different product categories for men and women
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders to arrive at final design/colour palette.
  • Illustrator, or similar, experience essential
  • Experience of working with developers in design and development process
  • Experience of fabric selection process
  • Experience of working to a CP/Timeline,
  • Experience of presenting products/ranges/palettes to wider team
  • Knowledge of Adobe suite programs, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop

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