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Embroidery Design Developer (1 Year Fixed Term Contract)

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

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Embroidery Design Developer ( 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract)



London, UK

Reports to:

Design Director


Our Company:

ERDEM is an independent house of bold fashion, based in London. Founded in 2005 by designer Erdem Moralioglu MBE, the brand has forged its own path within the industry. After appointing his first CEO in 2020, the company has begun its exciting growth journey to increase its visibility and expand its global footprint through Wholesale, Retail & eCommerce channels.


How we do things:


We truly believe our independence is one of our greatest strengths. It ensures we are agile and fast to market. Our team are convivial, dynamic and share the common goal of growing our brand in a sustainable way.

Our product is worn by incredible women all over the world.

Job Description:

A studio based role, supporting the design and development team functions with regards to embroidery design and development.  To support and drive margin while delivering quality and aesthetic brand requirements.  This role reports into the Design Director.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:


  •  Responsible for embroidery development across 4 main seasonal collections, and capsules and special projects where embroidery is required.
  • Creation and management of seasonal critical path, driving this forward at all stages of the design / development process.
  • Supporting the Embroidery Designer during the design process with technical knowledge, choosing suppliers, management of work priority based on critical path and ensuring pricing and commercial criteria are being met.
  • Management of seasonal budget Working on pre costings and final costings for all embroideries together with PD manager and Merchandiser manager  throughout the season, to ensure target prices  and margins are being met.
  • Management of all embroidery developments with external suppliers, building strong relationships with each to ensure realisation of styles are completed to required brief and within costing targets
  • Handling various aspects of all embroidery launches.
  • Including, preparing and sending base fabrics, writing and sending instructions, sending final artwork files and target prices and managing deadlines with the suppliers.
  • Working with external suppliers to create placed artworks and adjust component usage and techniques to ensure that realised product is viable for production
  • Monitor all stages of WIP, sending comments and approvals at the required times and checking all completed panels once received
  • Thorough handover of panels to RTW Product Developer and Technical team for SMS creation
  • Working together with Embroidery Designer to make sure all embroidery artworks are completed on time.
  • Supplier management, ensuring clarity of information for both sampling and production.
  • Management of production handover / sealing dates, ensuring product is resolved sufficiently in order for production to commence
  • Responsible for completion of Production artworks where necessary
  • Checking and approving Invoices
  • Manage all shipments to and from external suppliers
  • Management and booking of external freelancers
  • Record keeping of all seasonal documentation.
  • Participation in pre-shoot and pre-show activities
  • Travelling to external suppliers if required


  • Degree level or similar 3+ years of experience within Embroidery Development at luxury positioning
  • A strong understanding of technical aspects of embroidery, garment construction and raw materials.
  • Experience in embroidery costing and budget management.
  • Organised, efficient and critical path focused with strong negotiation skills
  • A strong understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Good knowledge in Excel
  • Initiative and drive
  • Team player Good communication skills Strong analytical and problem solving skills




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