The business are a retailer who are performing well and are circa 20% up YOY
They have a strong online and highstreet presence
About Our Client
This family owned business in the West Midlands, was established over 50 years ago, and has retained its heritage and passion for Ladieswear. Today the company designs and manufactures its own range of Ladies clothing and accessories. The core ranges include Daywear, Eveningwear, Workwear, Outerwear, Special Occasion Clothing as well as a comprehensive range of bespoke accessories and hats.
The role of Ladieswear designer is responsible for designing trend led and commercial womenswear
Researching trends and creating mood / trend boards and concepts and presenting trends to the Directors
Co-ordinate and attend regular meetings
Liaise closely with the buying and technical teams
Identify the best fabrics and trims
Working with a range of colours and prints.
Completing competitive shops.
Attending fashion shows, going on shopping trips and buying samples.
Liaising with factories, suppliers and customers to develop new ranges.
Producing detailed production specification sheets.
Producing detailed design sheets for factories.
Looking at samples and making amendments to improve designs before going into production.
Delivering products on budget.
Maintaining the company identity and developing their product portfolio.
Far East travel may be required.
The Successful Applicant
As a ladieswear designer, you will ideally have worked for high street or retail brands or prevoiusly
You will be a highly commercial designer, with the ability to identify new trends
Strong CAD skills - Photoshop and Illustrator
Ability to travel as the business requires
You will have at least 5 years design experience
What's on Offer
The opportunity to work for a successful multichannel retailer with a competitive salary on offer.