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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Senior Designer 12 month contract

Job Ref: 6685

Job Type: CONTRACT

Location: Bury

Salary: £Negotiable

Posted: 10th September, 2019

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Quality Compliance Supervisor

Job Ref: 6672

Job Type: PERM

Location: Bury

Salary: £Competitive

Posted: 13th August, 2019

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Sales Coordinator

Job Ref: 6670

Job Type: PERM

Location: Altrincham

Salary: £21,000 - 24,000

Posted: 6th August, 2019

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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 have been working with Natalie Alexander and her team for over 10 years and would be happy to recommend them to you because: 1. They conduct themselves in a friendly and professional manner
2. They take great care to ensure that they fully understand the brief given to them for the recruitment need and are happy to come back to you to clarify any instructions
3. Good advice is given about suitability of job description, person specifications and market salary ranges
4. Very importantly when suitable candidates have not been sourced they will keep you updated and not send unsuitable cvs. Candidates who are presented have been thoroughly screened – saving much time for our HR department.
5. Response to placing vacancies is always speedy
6. Interviews are arranged as quickly as possible with alternative dates and times suggested if necessary
7. We are delighted that they are able to match our high standards and provide candidates of a high calibre
8. Best of all – they love a challenge to find people to fill the more unusual vacancies that do not match their usual agency profile They are the experts in this field and for us it is money well spent in assisting us to find the best possible employees for our expanding and successful business.

Gail