Production Assistant

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
London
County :
West London
Town :
LONDON
Category :
Production - Quality
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Salary :
£22,000-£24,000
Experience :
Less than 2 years

Company description

About Us
* Karma Designs is a luxury fashion production house based in London providing development and production services for high end brands, through relationships with suppliers in India, China, Turkey and Spain
* Work with new start up brands ordering 20 pieces per style to more established brands ordering 1500 pieces per season
* We have 1 own brands - Karma Beach (http://www.karmaonthebeach.com)

Job description

Karma Designs is seeking a Production Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a variety of new and established high end brands, managing the development and production of their collections.
Responsibilities will include:

* Managing the production house and relationships with different clients and suppliers
* Responsible for full development of products for clients, from initial toiling, fabric development, embroidery/ embellishment swatching and sampling, through to final delivery of production orders
* Work with a variety of size brands with various requirements from small startups to larger, more established brands
* Providing advice for startups and meeting with clients to preempt and resolve problems, as well as ensuring development and production deadlines are met
* Prepare pricing for clients and work on costing for our own brands; negotiate with suppliers to reach target costs
* Working with Accounts team to facilitate efficient invoicing
* Provide technical advice to clients if needed
* Where necessary providing specs and tech packs for each client so factories receive clear information at each stage
* You will be responsible to manage the development of Karma Beach, helping with the design along the main Designer, doing CADS, tech packs, production, procurement of fabrics and trims, fitting, distribution, social media, photoshoots, sales
* Assist in fitting all garments for Karma Beach at proto and pre-production stage alongside the designers, supervising technical note taking for amendments
* Oversee handover to factories so that all parties involved have the relevant information to start production
* Spot check QC production garments before they go out to clients


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Profile

Requirements:
* Genuine passion and enthusiasm for our brands and the company ambitions
* Excellent time management, ability to multitask and prioritise
* 2 years of experience in production and development at a brand or supplier, preferably at a luxury level
* Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fashion Design is preferable
* Experience working with factories in Europe and Asia
* Commitment to achieving exceptional quality
* Great problem solver with good negotiation skills
Key Skills:
* Enthusiastic, pro-active and hardworking
* Excellent organizational and time management skills, allowing successful supervision of several critical paths at once
* Experienced problem solving skills as well as great communication and negotiation skills
* High standards in quality, design and keen attention to detail
* Experience creating efficient tech sheets and tech packs
* Technical knowledge and experience fitting garments
* General software skills; proficient in Excel and ideally in Photoshop and Illustrator
* Written and spoken professional fluency in English

Contact

Sophie