Design Manager / Head of Design

Design Manager / Head of Design

Upto £45K DOE
REF: 10778 FF

Job Description

Do you love the outdoors? Daydream about the slopes of Whistler or just an evening stroll along the beaches of the beautiful South Coast? Then this might just be the perfect company for you.

Design Manager / Head of Design – The role:

  • Managing the critical path to ensure that design and sampling deadlines are met, whilst completing detailed tech packs.
  • Overseeing the design team of menswear, Accessories, Footwear and Print/graphic ranges.
  • Briefing the design team with on daily/weekly workload, targets and deadlines.
  • Working closely with the managing director to plan the creative and print direction of the brand.
  • Trend and competitor research including tradeshow visits and comp shops.
  • Range planning and presentation of ranges for sign off.
  • Maintaining strong relationships with suppliers including overseas travel for fabric and sample development, also negotiating prices.
  • Design authoritative, distinctive and profitable products that excite our customers.

Design Manager / Head of Design – The candidate:

  • Experienced in commercial, womenswear design with a strong understanding of the market, ideally from a lifestyle brand.
  • Competent in hand drawing and strong CAD skills.
  • Looking for an enthusiastic, confident, and creative individual.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work to tight deadlines are key.
  • You must have strong presentation skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Creative flair and a good understanding of designing for a brand.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to manage a small team of designers.
  • Must be able to travel abroad as required.

The Company

A chance to join a super creative, fun and bubbly lifestyle brand. Don’t miss out on a chance to stand out with this exciting, British brand!

CVs without accompanying relevant artwork will not be considered.

Please submit via email a CV and a covering letter in a word document format stating current salary, together with separate examples of your design work in a PDF format (max. 5MB) to –

 If the e mail address is not displayed in this advert, then please contact People Marketing directly on 0115 922 3335 quoting the job reference number, and we shall supply you with the correct address.

Please note that we cannot accept files in excess of 5MB.

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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