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Menswear - Design manager

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
REF: 4245_1684837429
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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Design Manager to join a lovely client who are a well established supplier to several large retailers. They are looking for a senior candidate with a strong background across mens multi-product with a commercial, handwriting and experience with volume retailers. You will be managing and designing Menswear for the business with additional responsibility to oversee a small childrenswear design team.

A key part of the role is to develop existing accounts through strong relationship building and great product development and trend. Leading a team in the UK and Turkey to deliver exceptional ranges that are cohesive and commercial that deliver on the company strategy.

You must have a great eye for trends and experience presenting stories, concepts and designs to customers. You will be working with other Senior designers as well as managing a team so great people skills, collaboration and management are required for this role.

This is a London Based role with good opportunities for flexibility/hybrid.

Main duties will include:

  • Developing and existing key account through great product development and trend.
  • Lead a team based in UK and in Turkey
  • Work closely with and report back to leadership team
  • Creating on-trend, forward-thinking, commercial Menswear designs.
  • Oversee a childrenswear team
  • Implementing direction and innovation for the season across shape, print, fabric and trim.
  • Communicating effectively with all internal and external teams
  • Overseeing the development of all sampling ensuring deadlines are met.
  • People management and strong collaboration with the rest of the team

Person specification:

  • Menswear experience essential with kidswear is beneficial
  • Great people skills and relationship building
  • Volume/commercial experience is essential
  • A creative but strategic thinker
  • A strong understanding of the current trends and the ability to look forward and anticipate and present new trends.
  • Confident presentation skills and able to present concepts in an inspiring but commercial way.
  • CAD and illustration skills.
  • A hands-on can-do attitude, someone who is hard working, innovative, positive
  • A good manager and a good team player.