Design Manager- for a trend driven retailer

North West England
09 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
Lauren Brock
Retail, Womenswear
Job Type

To manage the Design team to deliver fresh, new and trend led collections that suit the customer's need, to short and medium time frames.

Client Details

The client is a retailer, who has a huge online presence in the market. The client is driven by trends and reacting quickly to the latest looks.


Effectively translate and communicate future plans and collections to relevant colleagues.

Lead the Design critical path to fit in with buying and marketing teams

Create trend led collections that also reflect the customer's needs and requirements

Provide a balanced range for the boohoo customer across all supply base on both short and long lead time frames.

Work to departmental deadlines to produce seasonal and in season trend packs for distribution throughout the business.

Be at the very forefront of trends; focused key items for the season, volume lines, colour palettes and print direction.

Must be able to travel Nationally and Internationally, with ease

To build strong working relationships with relevant departments, being able to influence, when appropriate.

Managing the team to ensure that they are continually making progress.

Understands, communicates, and manages employees to achieve the goals of the organisation.

Demonstrates leaderships skills and motivation techniques to maximise employee performance.

Monitors the team's overall service and team work across short and long term time frames.

Identifies and implements strategies to increase service delivery/productivity and KPIS.

Establishes and delivers effective communication strategies within the department.

Delivers job related training for all department members, identifying employees recommended for progression


Someone who has previously managed a small team or a person within a Design led role.

Someone who can demonstrate they have previously worked to short as well as Medium time scales.

Someone with a good understanding of current and emerging trends and identifying these early on.

Job Offer

The opportunity to work for an extremely well known business with exciting future plans.

A competitive salary and staff discount

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