Head of Design

Location
Manchester
Salary
Competitive, dependant on experience
Posted
30 Sep 2016
Closes
28 Oct 2016
Ref
JB3702
Function
Design
Job Type
Permanent

The Company

Our client is a leading European manufacturer and supplier of protective workwear, high visibility and rainwear apparel.  Due to growth they have established a new Design Centre in Manchester and are looking for a Head of Design to lead the team of Product Managers and Designers.

Head of Design - The Role:

  • Work with and  lead a team to design and develop innovative products in workwear
  • Have direct involvement with the development of products from design through to bulk production
  • Oversee the consistency of brand application and development on all clothing range in the company portfolio
  • Keep current on market trends.
  • Be aware of the competition and ensure the company is leading the way in innovative product design and development. 
  • Be open to travel 

Head of Design - The Candidate:

  • Degree in Clothing Design or Garment Technology
  • 5+ years of work experience in the workwear or functional sportswear industries
  • A strong commercial acumen 
  • Excellent communication skills both visually and verbally.
  • Ability to create clear sketches that clearly show design intent and product development. 
  • Ability to creating product specifications and factory tech packs
  • Ability to work closely with a remote team but also work autonomously.
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing global brand

Head of Design - The Package:

- Highly competitive depending on experience

Please note that due to the anticipated interest in these roles only short listed candidates will be contacted