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Design Manager - Womenswear

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
REF: 4314_1698937205
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Job Description

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Design manager to work for this well-known womenswear . This role would suit a senior designer looking for their next step or an existing design manger looking for a new challenge a background working for a brand/ retailer is essential for this role . As Design Manager you would be reporting to the Head of Womenswear and have a small team under you so some managerial experience would be beneficial My client is looking for a unique individual who is motivated by creative thinking .

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the team to create successful, fashion forward, innovative collections & being aware of current trends.

  • Attend exhibitions / store events / comp shop looking for new opportunities and ideas to keep direction fresh.

  • Manage styles from concept to production stage.

  • Work closely with Head of Women's Wear to interpret, follow and execute the design direction.

  • Manage the day-to-day task assignment and workflow for the greater Women's Design Team.

  • Communicate Seasonal Inspiration and Design Direction

  • Lead the designers in creating seasonal fabric direction boards.

  • Ensure Design is adhering to the Critical Path

Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently but also as part of a team.

  • Strong background working across womenswear woven design experience is key for this role

  • Previous experience working for a brand or retailer premium or above level is required for this role.

  • Senior designer or design manager level

  • Ability to travel when needed.

  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of draping and fabric sourcing knowledge.

  • Energetic, enthusiastic with new ideas and passion coupled with creative flair.