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Recruiting in Manchester, Stockport, Trafford Park, Bury, Warrington and the Greater Manchester area

Textiles & Fashion Jobs

Jobs in textiles and fashion combine transferable business skills with a passion and understanding of the fashion industry itself, making talented candidates particularly valuable in this sector.

At Alexander Hancock we understand and appreciate this, and work hard to make sure we check references and thoroughly vet all applicants so that we can recommend the individuals who are the very best fit for each textiles or fashion role that becomes available.

Manchester is famously known as Cottonopolis, in recognition of its importance to the UK’s textiles trade during the Industrial Revolution, and to this day it remains a major hub for all kinds of fabrics and fashion design jobs.

We work with employers from across the region, and with experienced candidates keen to work in this major fashion hub, to place the right people in the right places for maximum mutual benefit.

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Distribution Office Manager

Job Ref: 6844

Job Type: PERM

Location: Salford

Salary: £Negotiable

Posted: 3rd July, 2020

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Senior Soft Furnishings Designer

Job Ref: 6812

Job Type: PERM

Location: Bury

Salary: £Negotiable

Posted: 21st June, 2020

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Showroom Assistant

Job Ref: 6791

Job Type: PERM

Location: Bury

Salary: £Competitive

Posted: 7th February, 2020

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Types of Textiles Vacancies

Jobs in Manchester’s fashion sector can strike a different balance between the transferable business skills mentioned above, and those specific to the fashion industry.

As an example, you might choose to work in the Manchester fashion industry in order to pursue a career as:

  • Apparel Buyers
  • Garment Technology
  • Graduate Designers
  • Manufacturer Quality Control

Along with this, there are also jobs in textiles that encompass traditional business skills including:

  • Area Retail Management
  • Import/Export
  • Sales Order Processing
  • Supply Chain & Stock Control
  • Warehousing & Logistics

Candidates with direct experience of roles from both of these lists (or similar) are likely to have a considerable edge when applying for fashion & textiles vacancies, as employers will value applicants who can clearly balance the creative design aspects of the job with the direct business elements.

Challenges in Fashion Jobs

Fashion is a fast-moving sector by nature, and there are new challenges in textiles jobs all the time, not only in terms of new design trends, but also new manufacturing methods like outsourcing to China and India.

In contrast to this, an increasing number of companies capitalise on traditional techniques, hiring independent designers and artisanal textile workers within the UK to reinforce the provenance behind their brand.

Alexander Hancock can help applicants to understand the nature of the roles that are currently available in the Manchester fashion jobs market, while maximising the mutual benefits of candidates placed into roles with local textiles firms – and all at competitive rates that allow more to be passed to the employee in remuneration.

I am so happy to have met with you, and I will keep in touch, “thank you” just doesn’t seem anywhere near enough for what you all at Alexander Hancock, and you especially Natalie, have given me, it just so special, a great new life for me and not just a job, thank you so so much

Jacqui