Head Designer - Womenswear (Young Fashion)
Create & Develop have an outstanding new opportunity for a hands on Womenswear Head of Design to join the exciting new UK office of this global fashion business.
Responsible for spearheading and growing their brand new design function, you will be responsible for enhancing current product offer, working with brands and retailers throughout the UK and Europe.
This is a well-established fashion business who have vast expertise within their sector - and they're offering you the chance to creatively drive their new country office!
Experience of designing at a senior level on behalf of volume High Street retailers is a crucial requirement of this role, along with a trend forward style of handwriting.
Requirements of the role include;-
- Leading and growing the design function, you will work with internal and external partners to create best selling ranges season to season
- As the company figurehead for design, you will recruit and lead your talented team, directing, mentoring and developing them throughout
- You will work with key members of senior management in order to devise and execute seasonal strategy in line with future trends, best sellers, handwriting and budget
- You’ll lead the way in putting together inspirational trend research and reporting via comp shop, trade shows and trend agencies
- You'll have extensive knowledge of leading Womenswear design across wovens and jerseywear (including knit and outerwear) plus you will have a solid background and knowledge of the 18 to 35 year old ladieswear demographic
- You'll be well presented, an effective communicator and negotiator with entrepreneurial spirit
- In order to qualify for this exciting Create and Develop opportunity, a proven track record in Womenswear design at a senior level is essential. You may be a Senior Designer looking to step up or an existing Design Manager / Head of Design with an extensive background in fast fashion Womenswear.
Please apply without delay with your cv and current portfolio to discover more about this exciting opportunity!
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