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Design Manager – Teamwear

Job Role:

Due to continued company growth, this premium sportswear retailer is looking to recruit a Design Manager to join their Teamwear design division. Reporting to the Associate Design Director, your role will oversee the day-to-day running of their specific department- delivering innovative, functional and commercial products to their partners and retail offerings, whilst fulfilling the company’s strategic aims.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage your Design Team in designing innovative, functional, attractive and commercial products
  • To be fully engaged in the complete design process, from origination of design concepts and briefs, including working on given briefs, working towards range plans and pricing structures, through to catalogues for GTM and supporting the creative team in general.
  • Input and ensure delivery of seasonal colour palettes, ensuring commercial viability
  • To input a wide knowledge of, and conduct targeted research into – the market and usage via media, retail visits, own wear and athlete liaison
  • Assist and steer the design teams with a knowledge of performance ensuring designs are targeted with the end user/customer in mind.
  • To manage the design team to produce product specifications in the detail required to realise the garment successfully and within cost, working closely with Development Teams.
  • Liaise with Associate design director with regular updates regarding designs, critical paths, workload, range changes and product trackers.
  • Review all product ranges/samples regularly with Associate design director, highlighting any problems/changes that need to be addressed
  • Working with Associate design director to internally sign off ranges before they are ready to be presented to club/partner.
  • You will be an inspiring leader to the team
  • Allow the team to flourish and learn as designers whilst ensuring all the design team outputs are met and in line with internal critical paths.
  • Have strong time management skills with the ability to work across multiple projects at a time.
  • Have an approachable attitude to ensure a good working relationship with the team and work side by side with other design and department managers.
  • Attention to detail to ensure all product details are correct and that all aspects from a brand, partner and regulations side of things are considered and covered off.

If you have relevant experience for this role please click the apply button to send your CV to Rachel Greene, remembering to state your current salary level and package

Job ref: RG - 5001243

We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Design Manager – Teamwear

Central Manchester
Competitive Salary

Published on 28 Jul 2022

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