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Menswear Designer Knitwear/Jersey

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1186

Company: ESPRIT Europe GmbH

Esprit isn’t just an Employer. It is more than a fashion brand, staying true to its core values of sustainability and diversity. 
We are looking for personalities. Smart characters with attitude, corners and edges. No dress code required. Come as you are. We love what we do. And so should you. 
You are a team-player loving to take challenges together with your colleagues? 

You would like to work in a company whose products are well-known and support that company in its success?
Then apply now for 

Menswear Designer Knitwear/Jersey (m/f/d)

to work with our Amsterdam Team

We accept applications for all levels

How you will contribute:


  • Trend research, market monitoring and supplier visits (if required)
  • Sketching (Digital and hand)
  • Stitch and pattern creation with factories and vendors
  • Yarn selection/ swatch briefing for vendors and factories
  • Artworks, colourways, materials and design-related trim approval
  • Preparation of mood and colour trend boards for the respective category as well as merchandising sheets and sales documents, in cooperation with the entire Design team
  • Clear and effective communication with design team and Product development/ technical design.
  • Range plan updates alongside upkeep of files
  • Responsible for preparation, selection and usage of the colour, materials, design-related trims and thread designs according to Esprit requirements
  • Development of new silhouettes and shapes
  • Photographing and organizing prototypes and samples alongside tech team
  • Specific supplier briefing on required development and research based on collection strategy and collection size
  • Organise, prepare fitting according to calendar until SMS
  • Participate in Fittings in cooperation with the technical team and subsequent review
  • Responsibility for technical and detailed descriptions (development and sample worksheet/ TECH PACKS)
  • Preparation of and participation in meetings for specific collections
  • Collaborate with supporting departments (Buying, Technic, QA, Product Safety) to ensure quality standards of garment
  • Creation of a target-group and market-appropriate collection as well as collection tracking up to sale for a defined product group or collection
  • Execute corporate sustainability targets



Who you are:

  • Degree in fashion design with wide professional experience in a comparable position within the knitwear/ jersey specialism
  • Knowledge of design and product development and in fabric research- international
  • Excellent knowledge of stitch, structure and yarn qualities
  • Very good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as Microsoft Office
  • Freehand design Skills
  • PDM/PLM (advantage not a must)
  • Ability to understand and grasp concepts
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Esprit design aesthetic
  • Excellent feeling for colour and style
  • Adaptable, fast and proactive, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and request, while working under pressure
  • Good attitude and flexible approach
  • Enthusiastic and passionate
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills



What’s in it for you?

In addition to a competitive salary package with the necessary extra benefits like flexible working time, staff discount, company pension scheme, …  you will have a job full of variation in the rapidly evolving world of fashion.

And last but not least, you will be working in a dedicated team with a positive mindset, taking pride in working in a diverse and inclusive community.







Are you the Designer that would like to take part in this exciting journey? 

 Apply then now, with your cv and portfolio!