Head of Design (Ladieswear)

Recruiter
Hays
Location
Manchester
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
20 Jul 2018
Closes
17 Aug 2018
Ref
3310167
Contact
Stephen Smith
Function
Design
Job Type
Permanent

An online fashion retailer are looking for a Head of Design to set the creative direction for the brand

Your new company
An online fashion retailer in Manchester are looking for a Head of Design to come in and set the creative direction for the brand. They are looking for someone who can lead a small team but also still be hands on in terms of design. The role reports directly into the CEO so it really is up to you where you take the creative direction. They are looking for someone who has a young fashion handwriting with a rebellious edge.

Your new role
The purpose of this role is to set the creative direction of this brand. You will have a small design team plus marketing team reporting into you to help you achieve this and your role will be to manage and develop them in order to deliver collections customers will love to buy. You will be working across short and medium-term time frames through both local and far eastern supply bases.

You will set an inspiring vision for the future of the brand, taking responsibility for driving the design critical path in line with buying and marketing. You will demonstrate an in-depth, customer-focused knowledge of the market and trends and provide strong and consistent product direction and handwriting. This role will require international and UK travel.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have the artistic vision to set the creative direction for a brand and have experience of managing a team of designers. You will still need the practical skills to be hands-on with the design process and produce CAD work as needed. You will have worked in a fast fashion organisation and have an exciting design portfolio.

What you'll get in return
You will be rewarded by having full creative control and the feeling of accomplishment you will get from developing an existing brand and taking it to the next level. In return for your efforts you will be rewarded with a competitive basic salary with a generous bonus scheme. You will also be entitled to health care benefits, staff discount, pension scheme and more.

What you need to do now
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