Knitwear Designer

Knitwear Designer


I am recruiting for a creative Knitwear Designer in Leicester! My client is a leading knitwear and jersey specialist, they are now seeking a dynamic Knitwear Designer to join their innovative team.

This is an ideal role for Junior Knitwear Designer to step up into the role.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a pivotal role in creating bespoke, high-quality designs from concept to delivery for iconic online & high street brands.

Main Responsibilities:

*Lead all design aspects for assigned accounts, from initial research to yarn sourcing and sample development.
*Collaborate with knitting technicians and makeup teams to ensure timely and commercial sample creation.
*Conduct online research and inspirational shopping trips for market insights.
*Create detailed design specs for product development with overseas factories.
*Design and knit range samples aligned with the latest trends for customer presentations.
*Source yarns, liaise with suppliers for trims, and attend yarn fairs for trend scouting.
*Compile insightful reports from trade shows/exhibitions for team and customer feedback.

Person Specifications:

*Highly motivated and creative with 2+ years of commercial knitwear experience.
*Strong communicator with internal teams, retail clients, and offshore factories.
*Methodical, well-organised, and deadline-oriented.
*Keen eye for detail and ability to remain calm under pressure.
*CAD literate (proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator).
*Ability to design in all gauges with extensive yarn and garment construction knowledge.

If this exciting role is for you, please apply via the link below or contact Akshi Kular on 01628 600780 for more information.

Mandeville is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

How to Apply

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