Head of Design

Leeds, West Yorkshire
26 Jul 2018
23 Aug 2018
Job Type

Head of Design required for a leading equestrian and country apparel and footwear retailer

Finest Brands is a leading supplier of clothing, footwear and safety equipment to the equestrian and country/lifestyle sector. They have built 2 strong and reputable brands, Toggi and Champion, and provide a wide range of products to retailers throughout the UK.

They are looking to appoint a forwarding thinking and tenacious designer with aspirations to include responsibility as a brand manager in their remit.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with two established and highly respected brands. The role involves researching, innovation, forecasting and leading a team in designing & sourcing seasonal collections.

The Head of Design position comes with an excellent package including KPI bonuses and the potential for promotion.

Head of Design Role Details and Requirements

  • Passion & fresh vision for the country & equestrian clothing market / industry
  • Proven track record of strategically driving brand awareness & understanding buying patterns
  • Researching, innovative, forecasting, designing & sourcing seasonal collections
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage, motivate & inspire a team of designers, textile, footwear & graphic
  • Transferable interpersonal skills
  • Managing standards and the relationship with factories & suppliers in the UK and overseas
  • Ability to conduct fit work and quality control
  • Dedicated, loyal, hard working and self motivated 
  • Excellent IT skills, Adobe, word, excel, outlook etc
  • Managing critical paths
  • Managing presentations of collections to Board & sales team

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience to make a success of this Head of Design role click apply. You will need to submit your CV.

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