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Design Manager - Menswear

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London, England
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus +Good Benefits Package
REF: 3055_1604415322
Contact Email: shelley@trprecruitment.com

Job Description


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for my client a fashion-forward jersey supplier to several High Street fashion retailers covering licensed and fashion who are looking for an experienced Design Manager to cover men's and boyswear leading a team of existing designers. The role will be design and client-centric overseeing the team as well as presenting at all meetings with buyers and guiding the direction of the product to meet different client's needs. You will need to have a strong proven background from a supplier or retail background in a managerial role within fashion-forward jersey .

Main duties will include

  • Create and develop product designs tailored to the company's portfolio of customers
  • Analyse and report on catwalk shows highlighting key trends
  • Creating on-trend, forward-thinking yet commercial men's and boyswear designs keeping in line with the buyer's brief
  • Manage a team of designers
  • Price negotiation, budgets, and forecast
  • Fabric development and sourcing
  • Travel to shows and comp shops when permitted



Person Specification

  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to work closely with, and influence buyers
  • Proven Managerial and leadership qualities
  • To be at Design manager/ Head of level already within menswear
  • Knowledge of boys wear advantages
  • Strong jersey design background within menswear
  • Supplier or retail experience within young fast fashion
  • A strong understanding of the current high street
  • Must have good CAD and illustration skills
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Experience in presenting ideas through design boards