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SPORTSWEAR DESIGNER/DEVELOPER


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SPORTSWEAR DEVELOPER/TECHNOLOGIST


We're growing super fast and require an additional designer/developer and a Developer/Technologist to join our existing team to develop some of the best sportswear in the world for our clients.


Founded in 1997 and based in the beautiful Chilterns, Blue Associates Sportswear designs and produces high performance sportswear for blue chip sports brands around the world.

Working with over 160 global sportswear brands to produce innovative product across many sporting disciplines including Outdoor, Ski, Golf, Marine, Gym & Fitness and Athleasure.

We are creatives, researchers, innovators and problem solvers who strive to produce the very best performing product possible.


Sportswear Designer / Developer


· Researching trends and market analysis.

. Designing detailed trim packs.

. Designing innovative performance sportswear.

. Presenting to clients and meeting suppliers.

.Creating detailed technical factory specifications.

.Managing the progress of sampling and prototypes through our suppliers.

· Creating size charts and grading.

· Critique of samples, fittings and updating specifications.

· Sealing samples and strike off approvals.

· Build strong relationships with suppliers and clients.


What you have:


· 1-2+ years’ experience OR Sportswear Design Graduate with work experience within this field.

· Proficient in Abode Illustrator.

· Excellent Microsoft Office Skills, especially Excel.

· Knowledge of Garment Construction, Manufacturing and Technology.

. Experienced in project management.

· Experience in working with Sportswear.

. Excellent communication and presentation skills.


Who you are:


· You’re approachable, friendly and good at building relationships with suppliers and your team.

· A strong communicator with a pro-active attitude.

· A shared understanding and empathy with the end user.

· Creative thinker with strong organisation and attention to detail.

· An excellent self-manager, able to prioritise work and multi task.


Job Type: Full-time




Sportswear Developer/Technologist


· Creating detailed technical factory specifications.

. Creating size specifications and grading rules for each style.

. Liase with our suppliers and factories on a daily basis via Skype and Email.

. Chase development samples with suppliers.

. Approval of strike offs

. Approve lab dips and obtain test results on fabrics and trims from our suppliers.

. Create and manage critical paths for each project.

. Attend fittings and update specifications and tack packs further to the product critique.

. Detailed critique of samples and approval of prototypes.

. Approval of PP sealing samples.

· Build strong relationships with suppliers and clients.

What you have:


· 2-3+ years’ experience OR Sportswear development/Technologist Graduate with work experience within this field.

· Basic Abode Illustrator skills would be a benefit.

· Excellent Microsoft Office Skills, especially Excel.

· Knowledge of Garment Construction, Manufacturing and Technology.

. Experienced in project management.

. Experience with testing requirements for fabric.

. Clear understanding of garment construction methods.

· Experience in working with Technical Sportswear.

. Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Who you are:


· You’re approachable, friendly and good at building relationships with suppliers and your team.

· A strong communicator with a pro-active attitude.

· A shared understanding and empathy with the end user.

· Creative thinker with strong organisation and attention to detail.

· An excellent self-manager, able to prioritise work and multi task.


Job Type: Full-time



Apply to Stuart@Blue-Associates.co.uk with full CV, current and expected salary.