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Pattern Cutter and Product Developer

Listing ID: 1070066

Pattern Cutter and Product Developer

Type of Position: Temporary Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Nikita Karizma
Location: Wembley, North West London, London, UK
Employment Length: 6-12 months
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Specified Hours: 10:00 - 18:00
Reporting To: Nikita Karizma and Nikita's Assistant
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 1 day
About: We have a designer line and a diffusion clothing line. Everything is designed in our studio in London. We work closely with celebrities and music artists on custom clothing and collaborations. Some of our recent clients have included Kylie Jenner, Little Mix, Paris Hilton, and Christina Aguilera. Through many conversations, projects and collaborations with celebrity stylists, influencers and icons our brand has developed to what it is today. We want women to feel beautiful, confident and special to empower them to share their positive voice to the world. Everything we have learnt through collaborating with the most inspiring girls on the planet is infused into our brand and products.

We are looking to hire a bright motivated individual with at least 1 years of industry experience to join our team full time.  Our brand works very closely with influencers, celebrities and music artists so this role is ideal for someone interested in leading a team to deliver fast paced projects. 

We are looking for someone with strong product development skills who has experienced overlooking the creation of a collection end to end.  Developed leadership and managerial skills are essential coupled with a deep drive and passion to grow our brand.

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Leading our studio team, managing projects and driving forward tasks to meet deadlines (sometimes at short notice). Ability to break down a project into small tasks with manageable deadlines for our team and overlook interns to meet these deadlines. 
  • Product development cycle: Plan and manage continuous 6 month product development cycles so we can release our products to consumer and press throughout the year
  • Awareness of celebrity style, and can respond to our influencer research
  • Strong understanding of technical details on garments, pockets zips seams cuffs etc to give technical support to design. 
  • Pattern Cutting: A strong understanding of pattern cutting to be able to guide our interns and initial pattern cutter for a beautiful fit
  • Technically improving the fit of our clothing, through the process of product development 
  • Preparing sampling packs for our pattern cutter and samplist
  • Product development: guiding toiles, leading fit sessions, editing patterns, finalising patterns
  • Sampling: overlook the sampling in our studio / factory to a designer quality 
  • Preparing factory production in Asia: tech pack, sample, ordering correct quantity of fabrics and updating our costings sheets
  • Communication with fabric suppliers, taking initiative to negotiate and reach out to new suppliers in Europe and Asia that can work with low minimums, to grow our supply chain.  

List of Skills: 

  • Detail Orientated 
  • Technical Design influence / flare
  • Confident working in and organising a small team 
  • Able to advise on construction, fit and quality 
  • Able to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • Highly organised with the confidence to self manage their own and their teams work load
  • Good people management/delegation skills and able to influence others
  • Strong understanding of sewing techniques, to test new fabrics in the studio
  • Experience with these applications: Illustrator, Numbers and Pages.

The studio is based in Wembley (10 min walk from Wembley Central and Alperton stations on the Overground, Bakerloo, and Piccadilly lines). We are only taking applicants that can travel to us within one hour commute time.

Brand ethos

Through many conversations, projects and collaborations with celebrity stylists, influencers and icons our brand has developed to what it is today.  We want women to feel beautiful, confident and special to empower them to share their positive voice to the world.  Everything we have learned through collaborating with the most inspiring girls on the planet is infused into our brand and products.  Some of our recent clients have included Rita Ora, Little Mix, Paris Hilton, Ella Eyre, Halsey, and Bebe Rexha.

Application:

Please send applications with your CV and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you.


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