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Head of Design – Ladieswear (TGN4310) – Excellent Salary DOE

Head of Design – Ladieswear (TGN4310) – Excellent Salary DOE

  • Designers/Product Developers
  • Manchester

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGN4310

The Company:

An exciting opportunity for a Head of Design join a Fashion Supplier & Brand who work with ASOS, Quiz, Lipsy, Missguided, BooHoo, Oasis & Miss Selfridge. The ideal candidate will have 5 years+ experience in a similar role. They have modern offices, a friendly atmosphere and a fantastic product. This is an office-based role working Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. You will be managing a growing Design team, driving the brands strategy & overseeing range design / development.

The Role:

  • Working alongside the Senior Management Team.
  • Managing a growing Design team, currently 4 people, soon to be 5.
  • Responsible for leading the creation of Key Design concepts.
  • Liaising with the Garment Technology & Merchandising teams.
  • Creating & developing original initial design concepts.
  • Researching and developing new ranges.
  • Complete comp shop reports / trend analysis / trend research.
  • Translating celebrity & Instagram trends to the high street.
  • Working to briefs in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Delivering products on budget & ensuring deadlines are achieved.
  • Attending customer meetings and presenting new ranges.
  • Liaising with Far East factories on a daily basis.
  • Source new fabrics & onboarding new factories.
  • Developing and maintaining business relationships.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have Ladieswear Design experience at Senior / Manager level within Occasionwear. 
  • Have strong team & people management skills.
  • Be fully CAD literate including Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.
  • Ability to fully understand customer requirements.
  • Knowledge of garment construction and quality procedures.
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal & written.
  • Have previous experience working with UK and international suppliers and factories.
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