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    Junior Boyswear Designer

    Up to £47,000 DOE

    V&C are working with a fast fashion brand on new opportunity to in the design department responsible for Boyswear.

    The boyswear designer will be working closely with the Design Director to assist with the development of the Jerseywear collection whilst having a strong understand for trend, colour and fabric.
    The offices are great young, dynamic and exciting.

    Relocation required!

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Liaise closely with suppliers to ensure all swatches, colour cards are seasonally archived
    Develop new yarns / communicate design ideas to factories from concept to production
    Issue lab dips and advise on all comments and approvals Issue yarn sample orders and ensure timely deliveries in line with the critical path
    Create specs and amendments
    Issue boyswear sample orders inform factories of any changes required
    Create drawings for collection books and assist the creation of the collection pages
    Negotiate boyswear prices for sampling and production
    Communicate effectively with all departments
    Monitor stock yarns at factories and update on a regular basis

    Key Requirements:-

    Ideally 3-5 years relevant experience in boyswear, preferably for a fast fashion brand
    Excellent childrenswear manufacturing knowledge
    Proactive, hardworking and good communicator
    String fashion sense and eye for detail
    Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Excel Good administrative skills
    Be able to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines

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    CONSULTANT
    Nicole Vohs
    Design

    Junior Jerseywear Designer

    £35,000 - £45,000

    V&C are working with a fast fashion brand on new opportunity to in the design department responsible for Woman's Jerseywear.

    The Jerseywear designer will be working closely with the Design Director to assist with the development of the Jerseywear collection whilst having a strong understand for trend, colour and fabric.

    The offices are great young, dynamic and exciting.

    Relocation required! 

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Liaise closely with suppliers to ensure all swatches, colour cards are seasonally archived
    Develop new yarns / communicate design ideas to factories from concept to production
    Issue lab dips and advise on all comments and approvals
    Issue yarn sample orders and ensure timely deliveries in line with the critical path
    Create specs and amendments
    Issue jerseywear sample orders inform factories of any changes required
    Create drawings for collection books and assist the creation of the collection pages
    Negotiate jerseywear prices for sampling and production
    Communicate effectively with all departments
    Monitor stock yarns at factories and update on a regular basis

    Key Requirements:-

    Ideally 3-5 years relevant experience in jerseywear, preferably for a fast fashion brand
    Excellent jerseywear manufacturing knowledge
    Proactive, hardworking and good communicator
    String fashion sense and eye for detail
    Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Excel
    Good administrative skills
    Be able to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines

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    CONSULTANT
    Nicole Vohs
    Design Retail Operations

    Design Development Manager

    £35,000 - £40,000

    Opportunity for a Development Project Manager to join one of the UK’s leading Shop fixtures and fittings manufactures.

    You will be responsible for working closely with the Design teams to collate drawings, specs and BOM’s and work closely with suppliers with development of new products.

    Must have a minimum 5 years’ experience within shopfitting or retail display, with strong Project Management and Design experience.

    Key Responsibilities:- 

    Providing design support to Key Accounts, liaising with Account Directors and Managers.
    Creating agreed, well defined and formulated briefs and communicating these back into the design team using the appropriate documentation and process.
    Supplying technical design support to internal design team utilizing personal areas of expertise where appropriate, expanding personal knowledge base to include multi-disciplined solutions and exploiting value engineering opportunities
    Monitoring and supporting projects as they develop through the design process actively project managing, supplying documentation and liaising with Procurement Account Directors and Managers.
    Taking active involvement in the project estimating process where required to provide proactive value analysis and optimum cost efficiencies, value engineered products.
    Working with Procurement and supply base to assist with technical queries and to maintain full awareness of manufacturing processes and techniques.
    Collating drawings, specifications and BOM’s for manufacture of prototypes and production roll-outs.
    Providing other functions and colleagues with advice on all aspects of design engineering and technical development.
    Working within strict time parameters in keeping with the demands of retail customers.
    React to project alterations and make adjustments promptly and efficiently, able to be a confident and effective decision maker.
    Actively researching and investigating innovation and new technologies that may be used to increase the businesses range of products and services.
    Able to travel when required to oversee international projects - or liaise with foreign supply base.
    Compliance to company policies and group management systems.

    Key Requirements:-

    Demonstrable ability with Solidworks and/or AutoCAD design software would be of benefit.
    A minimum of 5 years’ experience of project management within the retail display or shop fitting industry.
    Excellent knowledge of shelving systems would be an advantage
    A good appreciation of the relevant manufacturing processes and materials.
    Excellent IT skills to include Microsoft Excel, numeracy and analytical ability
    Good attention to detail with a disciplined approach to time management
    Strong written and oral communication skills.
    Strong interpersonal skills, able to work both independently and in a team orientated collaborative environment.
    Ability to effectively make decisions, prioritise and execute tasks in a high pressure environment
    Organised, process driven individual who understands project management, critical paths, also approval processes, and the commercial implications of decision making.
    Flexible and motivated, with a ‘hands on' approach.

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    CONSULTANT
    Bethanie Crisp
    Design Wholesale

    Outerwear Designer

    £30,000 - £40,000

    An opportunity for a talented and creative Outerwear Designer to join a newly created division of a reputable manufacture.

    We are looking for someone with at least 3 years Design experience within Outerwear and who can work closely with customers and produce innovative designs in-line with developing market trends.

    Key Responsibilities:-

    Accountable for creating ranges within the team based in the clients specifications.
    Commercially aware of current trends and themes, developing the brand and working with production to ensure all products are designed and manufactured in line with the customers’ direction and critical path within sometimes tight deadlines.
    Daily contact with third parties including the Far East and Europe as well as frequent travel (e.g China and Korea).
    Creating range sheets for the Far East to understand Daily contact with our customers at different levels.
    Supporting the business in adding value to its clients, understanding and researching new product development opportunities. S
    hare knowledge of manufacturing process and techniques.

    Key Requirements:-

    At least 3 years’ experience as an Outerwear Designer within a supplier.
    Working knowledge of manufacturing techniques and materials is desirable.
    Experience leading designs
    Strong organisational skills with the ability to work to deadline is essential.
    Ability to produce technical sheets for manufacturing products.
    Strong CAD skills and Illustrator experience.
    Good presentation skills.
    Need to drive (due to location of office)

     

    Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    By applying for this role you will be asked to consent to the V&C GDPR Policy

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    CONSULTANT
    Nicole Vohs
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