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Head of Design -Jersey/ Essentials/Sportswear

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: England
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
REF: 3399_1634553675
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Job Description

I have a fantastic new opportunity for a Head of Design for a leading American Casual Jersey / Sportswear brand who are setting up a UK office. This role will be working across Ladies ,Men's, Children's & Baby .As Head of Design you will play a critical role in strategically driving the success this brand across all product areas through effective trend building, strategic planning and range building.

Working collaboratively with leaders across Buying, Sourcing & Technical teams . You will be responsible for recruiting & leading a design team and lead on product strategy to achieve directional & commercially suitable products for this successful signature brand .
The ideal candidate for this role should ideally have some experience working with/ for an American brand and be familiar with the way buyers work. Or a strong casual jersey/ sportswear design background coupled with strong leadership and management skills and a proven track record in a similar field

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include

  • Overseeing range development, ensuring that the product reflects the Brand strategy
  • Identifying new product opportunities as they emerge in the market
  • Manage the process of creating a balanced range across all areas, Ladies, Men's and Childrenswear
  • Recruiting Leading and building a strong design team
  • Motivating and engaging the team through recognition and regular feedback
  • Liaising with Factories overseas primarily Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • Regular contact with USA Buying teams
  • Person Specification
  • Strong Casual Jersey design background across Sports/Loungewear/ Essentials
  • Design experience ideally across Ladies/ men's and Childrenswear
  • Experience of working with/ or for an American Brand highly desirable
  • Held a similar position with a retailer/ brand or supplier
  • Knowledge of the sports industry highly beneficial
  • Shows strong awareness of current trends, Retail market conditions
  • Has a proven track record in Jersey Design
  • Demonstrates the ability to drive the success of multiple departments through strategic and commercial thinking
  • Has experience of working with high volumes