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Designer(High Level)/Senior Designer - Swimwear, Beachwear, Lingerie and Lounge

Salary:
34,208 P.A. ?
Location:
Datchet
Company:
Chiquita Bacana

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Chiquita are looking for someone with a passion specialising in SWIMWEAR AND BEACHWEAR to join our creative design team! If you love researching the latest trends and designing, fashion-forward, commercial and cool designs, and want to develop as part of a fast-paced innovative design team then this could be the opportunity for you!

Your Design Role
  • Researching, developing and designing the womenswear Swimwear and Beachwear ranges across UK/US/Europe and Australian clients
  • Strong skills using illustrator to creative technically accurate CADS
  • Creating technical packs on Excel that include construction details, sketches, fabrications, trims, print, and colour details
  • Managing and developing Two Assistant Designers
  • Working closely with Sales and Technical team to bring creative design to fruition whilst understanding cost restrictions
  • Prepare and manage development trackers for each client and factory
  • Identifying key trends, shapes and colours for the new season
  • Keen to travel- for inspiration as well as Factory and Far East visits for sourcing and development
  • Daily communication with factories and fabric mills, advising factories on shape direction, construction, key details, fabrics, trims, artworks and prints
  • Building and maintain relationships with clients, guiding and directing the ‘up-and-coming’ trends
  • Extensive and detailed knowledge of trends, designers and brands

Requirements

  • Has previous experience designing Swimwear/Beachwear (ideally for a Supplier)
  • Strong commercial handwriting and understanding of the HIGH STREET market
  • Able to adapt design style to suit client needs/requirements
  • Super organized, able to use their initiative and to work in a high-pressured environment
  • Motivated and driven with impeccable work ethic to grow and develop the skills of the team (2 amazing Assistant Designers!)
  • Great time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work in fast moving and reactive business with multiple deadlines
  • Confident and experienced in customer meetings and client management with the ability to range build and translate client’s vision into amazing products
  • Able to build great relationships with colleagues across the business and suppliers alike
  • Excellent team player and be prepared to work outside of their job role to support the team
  • Has great technical knowledge of manufacture/construction/sizing and fabrication
  • Previous experience of direct sourcing from fabric mills/trim suppliers
  • Has a great eye for print and embellishment

Office Details…

  • Amazing office culture (fun, up-beat bunch!)
  • Salary- Negotiable depending on knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Working Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Holidays: 20 days (Plus your Birthday off ☺ )

What’s in it for you…

  • Pension scheme
  • Great development programmes
  • Birthday day off

Who are we…

Chiquita Bacana is a well established Design and Product agency based in the UK, specialising in private label swimwear, underwear, nightwear and accessories. As a company, we are determined to differentiate ourselves from other suppliers, taking pride in delivering the best quality products tailored to each clients market demographic. We are a fun energetic young product agency, no job is too big or small and we strive to achieve perfection. We have a strong design and technical team with exceptional commercial directors with over 20 years of retail buying and merchandising experience between them.

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