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Create & Develop | Design & Development

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APPAREL designer
LIFESTYLE, ACTIVE & SPORT

GREATER MANCHESTER

SUPERB SALARY + BONUS + GROUP DISCOUNTS

This mid level design opportunity offers the chance to collaborate with some of the best known global brands!

We are working with this highly successful fashion business to source a Designer with a proven track record in apparel design, with the focus on SPORTSWEAR, ACTIVEWEAR AND LIFESTYLE FASHION.

Creating collections with your brand signature and customer profile in mind, your role will include;-

  • Working as part of a talented design and buying team to create seasonal ranges (garment shape + apparel graphics / graphic placement) with price point and sustainability in mind

  • Trend research via comp shops, trade shows, competitor research and trend prediction sites

  • Using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) to produce range CAD's and design packs for factories

  • Range launch presentations to internal and external stakeholders

  • Supplier liaison (mainly Far East)

  • You'll also have good fabric knowledge, in particular jersey / stretch

  • Experience gained within the licensed space for sport (particularly football) / fashion would be highly beneficial

  • Recent fashion design graduates / junior designers will also be considered

 

To discover more, get in touch with your current CV and portfolio snapshot... we look forward to hearing from you!

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designer
soft accessories

GREATER MANCHESTER

SUPERB SALARY + BONUS + WELLBEING PERKS + ONGOING DEVELOPMENT

A rare and exciting chance to join this established, design driven accessories specialist who seek a Soft Accessories Designer to join their team in a newly created role.

 

With versatile handwriting across Men's, Ladies and Kid's accessories (hats, gloves, scarves), your focus will be on their in house brands, creating original product designs in line with future trends.

 

Your responsibilities and role will involve;-

 

  • Working as part of a talented team of designers, you will be responsible for the creation of soft accessories in line with newness / future trends

  • Trend research via comp shop, trade shows and web

  • Using hand Illustration, Photoshop and Illustrator in order create original artwork for hats, scarves, gloves and knitted accessories

  • You will understand different knit techniques and finishes and be able to innovate when it comes to embellishments

  • Working closely with Far East sources to ensure your design work is produced to specification

  • Internal and external presentations

  • This is an exciting opportunity within a thriving business with a professional business culture and first class ethics when it comes to production and quality

  • Excellent salary negotiable dependant on experience

  • Contact us with your current CV and portfolio (in pdf format) and we'll tell you more

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PRODUCT DEVELOPER
SPORTS APPAREL (9 - 12 MONTH FTC)

GREATER MANCHESTER

TO £30,000 PA

Join the team of this specialist in sports / activewear - we're working on their behalf to recruit a Product Developer to focus with passion on apparel ranges from design concept to final sign off, working with innovation to continually improve and enhance their brand offering. 

 

This brand is a globally recognised leader in their field, renowned for premium design and ultimate usability by the athletes who make it their brand of choice. 

 

As an integral part of their Design & Development team, your role and responsibilities will include;-

 

  • Creation of first prototype specs for new design work including block assessment, creative styling and size measurements, working closely with design throughout.

  • Updating design CAD's via Illustrator.

  • Production of sample reports throughout the sealing process.

  • Working with fabric suppliers to coordinate lab dips

  • Progressing new styles from SMS to bulk production, conducting fit sessions, creating comments and finalising bulk specifications.

  • Liaising with design and development in weekly progress update reports and participation in weekly brand meetings.

  • You'll also develop solid working relationships with product factories, fabric suppliers and internal /  external stakeholders.

  • This is a 9 - 12 month FTC (Maternity)

 

Apply now with your current CV and we'll tell you more.

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TECHNICAL DESIGNER - ACCESSORIES

GREATER MANCHESTER

£Excellent Package (Base Salary + Bonus + Ongoing Development + Wellbeing Benefits

We're working with this innovative specialist in accessories to recruit a Technical Designer with the precise ability to create and develop product ranges across their accessories and equipment categories.

In this newly created role, you will be a key member of the design team, taking responsibility for creative design ideas through to sample development from initial concept to final sign off.

Your responsibilities will include;-

  • Intensive trend research across materials, colours and shape

  • Carrying out comp shops and visiting international trade shows in order to gain inspiration

  • You will create best selling design ideas which stand out from your competition and meet the needs and requirements of your target audience

  • Knowledge of prints, appliques and embroideries would be beneficial

  • Creation of detailed CADs and technical spec illustrations for external suppliers

  • Daily liaison with global production sources, working closely with your supply base to ensure production at the right quality, within specified timeframes and to spec

  • Solid knowledge of accessories (bags) is essential to the role

  • This is an exciting opportunity within a well established and highly professional business who continually strive to improve sustainability and carbon footprint

 

Good salary negotiable dependant on your level of experience - please apply with your CV to discover more about this Create & Develop opportunity!

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DESIGNER
APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

SCOTLAND

£Superb Base + Bonus DOE

Due to further expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity on offer for an imaginative Designer who wishes to pursue a career in children's focussed apparel and accessory ranges.

In return you'll get to expand your experience and knowledge by joining a fantastic co with a FUN work culture!

 

Sounds good..? Then read on and apply!

As a Designer with this thriving business, your highly creative role will involve;-

  • Working with your Head of Design to create licensed / unlicensed product ranges (garments and accessories) in line with seasonal stories and themes

  • Trend research to include colour, fabric, trim and shape including textile and functional innovation

  • Inspirational comp shop trips and trade shows

  • Design CAD's via Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Preparation of design / tech packs

  • Working with Far East sources on PD and production

  • Playing an active part in fit meetings and range presentations

  • A good commercial design eye, enthusiasm and knowledge of the childrenswear sector are a must

 

To learn more about this role, please send your cv along with examples of your work in pdf format without delay.

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PRODUCT MANAGER - FASHION & SPORT

GREATER MANCHESTER

£Excellent Package (Base Salary + Bonus + Ongoing Development + Wellbeing Benefits

Respect, Teamwork, Passion and Progress are the core values of this innovative and design led business and as a result of their ongoing success, they are looking to hire an additional Product Manager to their growing team. 

 

With a proven background in apparel, accessories or a textile based product, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to produce world class [product ranges which sit head and shoulders above your competition. 

In this key role within their Design and NPD team, your remit will include;-

  • Execution of the product strategy, working in partnership with design, commercial, sales, marketing and development to launch new products to market

  • Lead the design & development of product areas and capsules on a project specific basis.

  • Drive delivery of product development on time, in line with the product strategy and to cost targets

  • Creation of detailed business proposals including presentations up to senior management

  • Action consumer testing when reviewing opportunities to improve product design, ensuring that products are designed to meet customers’ needs

  • Identifying the potential customers and vendors for any new markets areas

  • Evolving new concepts for product marketing, researching and planning different promotional ideas and campaigns 

  • Global travel for inspiration - trade shows, comp shops etc

  • To flourish in this role, you will be detail oriented, organized and methodical

  • You will enjoy working at pace and handling multiple projects at once

  • An effective negotiator, you will also have effective communication and presentation skills 

  • You will thrive being part of a highly commercial team, demonstrating a respectful, collaborative style and building trust to energise and motivate colleagues to deliver market leading product and innovation

  • And importantly, you'll be passionate about product!

 

Please apply with your most current CV and we'll tell you more! 

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DESIGNER- SPORT/ACTIVEWEAR 

 

GREATER MANCHESTER

£EXCELLENT DOE

Create & Develop Resourcing are delighted to be working in partnership with this well established, highly successful and world renowned sport / lifestyle brand. We are looking to recruit a Designer for Active / Sportswear on their behalf, to focus on multi-product categories from base layers through to outerwear.

Innovative and inspirational you will work as part of a talented team to create seasonal product in line with future trend and price point.

Your role will involve;-

  • Work with your co Designers within the team, taking responsibility for the creation of performance led product ranges including graphics / print and accessories.

  • You will have a proven background of designing peformance led apparel and have good fabric expertise.

  •  You will enjoy trend research via comp shop, trade shows, competitor analysis and trend prediction organisations.

  • You'll be competent in using Photoshop and Illustrator 

  • Liaison with suppliers, mainly in the Far East

  • A background in sports apparel is prerequisite

  • This is an exciting opportunity within a market leading business with a warm company culture and people development structure

 

Please apply with examples of your portfolio (prefereably pdf ) without delay to discover more about this fabulous opportunity in active apparel design!

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DESIGNER / PRODUCT DEVELOPER - SPORTSWEAR

LANCASHIRE

c£25,000

As a well known purveyor of technical and performance led sports apparel and accessories and leaders within their field, this successful brand rarely open their doors to recruit. As a result of continued success and expansion, they are looking to add a mid level Designer / Product Developer to their team.

Supporting design and buying teams, your role will involve;-

  • You'll be responsible for designing ranges which are fit for purpose, eye catching and in line with seasonal briefs.

  • Working as a key member of the team you will aim to achieve and maintain the highest level of product innovation, quality and functionality, ensuring standards are always met.

  • You will also work within the team to ensure critical dates and lead times are met.

  • You'll develop product for your target audience within the critical path criteria, to the correct specification and delivery, ensuring all products supplied meet safety standards via testing.

  • You'll also manage wearer trials to ensure product is fit for purpose and stands ahead of your competition.

  • Good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, along with excellent presentation and communication skills, backed by passion for the sportswear sector is prerequisite.

Apply now with your current CV and portfolio examples (pdf preferred) and we'll tell you more about this high calibre career opportunity!

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PRODUCT DEVELOPER
TEAMWEAR

NW ENGLAND

£COMPETITIVE 

As a well known purveyor of technical and performance led sports apparel and accessories and leaders within their field, this successful brand rarely open their doors to recruit. As a result of continued success and expansion, they are looking to add a mid level Product Developer to their team.

Supporting design and buying teams, your role will involve;-

  • Working as a key member of the Technical Development team you will aim to achieve and maintain the highest level of product innovation, quality and functionality, ensuring standards are always met

  • You will also work within the team to ensure critical dates and lead times are met

  • You'll develop product for your target audience within the critical path criteria, to the correct specification, packaging and delivery, ensuring all products supplied meet safety standards via testing

  • You'll also manage wearer trials to ensure product is fit for purpose and stands ahead of your competition

Apply now with your current CV and we'll tell you more about this high calibre career opportunity!

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PRODUCT DEVELOPER 
ACTIVEWEAR (SPECIAL PROJECTS)

GREATER MANCHESTER

£EXCELLENT DOE

Join the team of this specialist in activewear - we're working on their behalf to recruit a Product Developer to focus on their special brand projects from design concept to final sign off, working with innovation to continually improve and enhance product.

Your role responsibilities will include;-

  • Creation of first prototype specs for new design work including block assessment, creative styling and size measurements, working closely with design throughout.

  • Updating design CAD's via Illustrator.

  • Production of sample reports throughout the sealing process.

  • Working with fabric suppliers to coordinate lab dips

  • Progressing new styles from SMS to bulk production, conducting fit sessions, creating comments and finalising bulk specifications.

  • Liaising with design and development in weekly progress update reports and participation in weekly brand meetings.

  • You'll also develop solid working relationships with product factories, fabric suppliers and external stakeholders (some overseas travel may be required)


Apply now with your current CV and we'll tell you more.

 

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MENSWEAR DESIGNER
LIFESTYLE FASHION

MANCHESTER

£EXCELLENT BASE SALARY + BENEFITS

A lifestyle / technical sports brand with a superb back story and heritage, an outstanding HQ and an impressive people culture - what more could you ask for as a Designer?

Focussing on their menswear lifestyle range design, from outerwear through to mid layers and basics, you'll design ranges with the needs and styling of your target consumer audience in mind.

You'll research trend and innovation across colour, materials and shape. In addition, your role as a Designer with this brand will include;-

 

  • Shop reports, trade shows and competitor analysis

  • Creation of colour palettes and mood boards in line with key territories

  • Fabric development with your sources

  • Working hand in hand with your co designers to create a cohesive range each season

  • Development trips to the Far East (when able)

  • Presentations to internal and external stakeholders

  • Working with marketing teams on launches and roll outs

 

To find out more and apply, please forward your CV, backed by a snapshot of your portfolio - we look forward to hearing from you.

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JUNIOR DESIGNER
BRANDED SPORTSWEAR

MANCHESTER

£GOOD ENTRY LEVEL SALARY + BENEFITS

Join the team of this long established, design driven specialist in sports / activewear - we're working on their behalf to recruit a Junior Designer to focus on apparel ranges from design concept to final sign off, working with innovation to continually improve and enhance product.

As Junior Designer, your role responsibilities will include;-

  • You'll bring design ideas to life, in line with seasonal strategy and brief, with your target audience in mind throughout

  • Updating design CAD's via Illustrator.

  • Assisting your senior designers

  • Trend research across colour, fabric, trim, shape with innovation

  • Creation of tech packs

  • As part of the Product Design Team you will take part in weekly progress update reports and participation in weekly brand meetings.

  • You'll also develop solid working relationships with product factories, fabric suppliers as well as internal and external stakeholders

 

Apply now with your current CV and portfolio examples (pdf preferred) and we'll tell you more.

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SENIOR DESIGNER
TECHNICAL/ACTIVE APPAREL 

 

GREATER MANCHESTER

£EXCELLENT + GREAT PROSPECTS!

We have a fantastic opportunity on offer for a Senior Designer who holds great passion for the creative engineering of performance driven active apparel and accessory ranges - this is the role for you if you're currently in a sportswear  design role  and looking to propel your career by joining the very best within their field.

As Senior Designer with this super charged, globally renowned brand, your role will involve;-

  • Designing products with creative and technical innovation, as well as seasonal strategy

  • Trend research to include colour, fabric, trim and shape including textile and functional innovation

  • Inspirational comp shop trips and trade shows

  • CAD'ing up detailed illustrations and tech packs work via Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Working closely with Product Developers to ensure design, fit, cost and margins are achieved

  • Playing an active part in fit meetings, range presentations and launches, also managing wearer trials

  • A good commercial design eye, enthusiasm and knowledge of the outdoor activewear sector are a must

An opportunity not to be missed! To learn more about this role, please send your cv along with examples of your work in pdf format without delay.

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DESIGNER- 
APPAREL GRAPHICS & PRINT

NW ENGLAND

£COMPETITIVE DOE

If you're a garment decoration specialist who enjoys designing best selling product bursting with newness, look no further! A rare and exciting chance to join this long established, design driven brand who seek an experienced Apparel Graphics / Print specialist to join their design team.

With versatile handwriting across Menswear, Womenswear and Childrenswear, you'll create placement prints, repeats, embellishments enhancing their apparel ranges each season.

In this role, your focus will include;-

  • Working as part of an established and talented team of designers, you will be responsible for the creation of print and graphics in line with newness / future trends

  • Trend research via comp shop, trade shows and web

  • Using hand illustration, Photoshop and Illustrator in order to create original artwork for placement prints, repeats and product decoration

  • You will understand different print techniques and be able to innovate when it comes to embellishments

  • Working closely with Far East sources to ensure your design work is produced to specification

  • Internal and external presentations

  • This is an exciting opportunity within a thriving fashion business with a professional business culture and first class ethics when it comes to production and quality including sustainability

  • Experience of graphic and print design for apparel is essential

  • Option for hybrid working

  • Excellent salary negotiable dependant on experience.

  • Contact us with your current CV and portfolio (in pdf format) and we'll tell you more

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