Design Manager

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  • P.R. China - Shanghai

Our client is a well-established private label knitwear manufacturer with 5 offices worldwide, 35 years of experience working in China and state of the art design centers in Shanghai and New York.

Job location: Shanghai

Scope: The Design Manager will be responsible for designing and developing the in-house Stitch Collection and Women's Collection: a contemporary knitwear line that captures seasonal trends and innovation. The Design Manager will also work on specific development for assigned accounts.

Reporting to: Shanghai Design Director

Job description

• Work with Design Director to identify and define seasonal trends in yarns, silhouettes and stitches for the collection

• Create trend boards, design and sketch the collection independently

• Manage the development process, work with merchandiser and design team to ensure the collection is delivered on time

• Work with design director and design team to develop Studio Stitch Collection

• Prepare and set up presentation for meetings; trend board, sample collection presentation to customers

• Work closely with merchandiser to research and develop products for assigned accounts

• Travel within China, to Asia and USA for meetings and shopping

• Create trade show and shopping report


Job Requirements

• BA from accredited Fashion Design School or Associate Degree in Fashion Design

• A minimum of 6 years working experience

• Must have drive, enthusiasm, personal charisma and a very strong passion for design

• Outstanding skill in trend forecasting and ability to interpret trends through relevant products

• Excellent sense of color and style

• Must have good knowledge of knitting machinery, stitches and technical terminology

• Must be a team player having collaborative approach to interactions across all departments and between offices

• Forward thinking, flexible and be able to work on their own initiative and under pressure

• Strong organizational skills

• Excellent skills in Illustrator, Photoshop

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