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27 Nov 2021

Full-Time Designer – Knitwear

Matalan – Posted by Matalan Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

About the Role

As our Knitwear Designer, you’ll act as a key support for the Design Manager managing, designing and developing ranges, driving product and ‘key looks’ that reflect the current market and Matalan’s customers.

  • Undertake factory visits and attend Trade and Trend shows, providing detailed feedback to the Buying teams
  • Regularly complete directional and competitive shopping trips both in the UK and abroad, producing full reports and feedback to the wider business.
  • Managing and developing the company ‘key looks’, liaising with suppliers on trends and design details
  • Work closely with Retail and Marketing to ensure these ‘looks’ and messages are conveyed to the customer.
  • Review design ranges to ensure the ‘balance’ of the colour palette is continually reflected and will take responsibility for the development of the seasonal colour palettes and colour palette direction.
  • Active role in the management of the team, addressing any issues such as the content of design packs and advising on any technical information required

About You

  • Experienced Knitwear Designer with a strong proven background working within retail
  • Ability to use InDesign, Adobe CC Illustrator & Photoshop programmes to an advanced level
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines, managing a demanding and varied workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate successfully at all levels
  • Experience of presenting to Senior Management

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision – to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested. 

How to Apply

Apply online via our careers website following the link: https://matalan.jobs/search/8623

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 36 days.

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