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Design Manager – Ladieswear Manufacturer

Job Title: Design Manager – Ladieswear Manufacturer
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
Contact Name: Shelley Pinto
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Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for one of my clients who are a successful supplier of Ladieswear to several retailers both in the UK  and Europe. This role will be to manage a team of designers whilst also being hands-on with customers and driving the business forward in conjunction with the sales team. A strong commercial background is required along with good man management skills. 


Main responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee a team of designers at various levels.
  • Ability to create best selling ranges and be hands on with trends and giving direction and guidance to your team
  • Involvement with key customer meetings on a regular basis.
  • Liaise with overseas factories and travel to the factories for development, fabric & trim sourcing, shopping research trips and client meetings when required.
  • Assist with driving and increasing sales with new and existing customers.
  • Required to work in a fast paced environment, high volume design/development
  • Develop trend-led collections tailored towards customers throughout the year


Person specification:

  • Previous experience designing for high street retailers
  • 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