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Design Manager

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
REF: 4401_1699267770
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for one of my clients who are a successful supplier of ladieswear, menswear and childrenswear Jersey and supply to several major iconic retailers. This is a tremendous role for an experienced Design Manager who can lead and inspire a team whilst also being hands on with product, customers and support driving the business forward.

A commercial supplier background is required along with good management skills. You should have a strong commercial eye, excellent communication skills and be confident with presenting to Buyers and Directors at all levels.

Based in London, you will have a sound technical understanding of jersey, be ahead of the latest trends and experience working with Bangladesh.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee a team of Designers and Print Designers.
  • Ability to create bestselling jersey ranges and be hands on with trends, giving direction and guidance to your team.
  • Work closely with and report back to leadership team
  • Implementing direction and innovation for the season across shape, print, fabric and trim.
  • Involvement with key customer meetings on a regular basis.
  • Liaise with overseas factories and travel to the factories for development & summit projects right quality one time, shopping research trips and client meetings when required.
  • Assist with driving and increasing sales with new and existing customers.
  • Develop trend-led collections tailored towards customers throughout the year.
  • Ensure the design team is aware of sales analysis on weekly basis.
  • Sourcing of new fabrics and trims.

Person Specifications:

  • Experience within ladieswear, menswear and / or childrenswear jersey is essential.
  • Previous supplier experience required.
  • Good understanding of garment costing.
  • Demonstrate longevity in your design career.
  • Management of a small team required.
  • Excellent communication at all levels along with, time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to present and work alongside key management in the business.