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Design Manager

Job Title: Design Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Yorkshire
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91019
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.37547.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 28, 2012 17:43

Job Description

This leading multichannel retailer is looking for an experienced Design Manager to join its fast-paced, dynamic head office team. This role is based within the Product team and will see you driving the creative direction of own-label products across all areas. You must have previous product design experience, ideally from a large scale retailer or supplier to the high street, coupled with management experience from a leadership role. Your responsibilities will include: * Providing direction, sometimes hands-on to lead the team to design market leading on trend product across home, kitchen and bathroom * Influencing the commercial team to make sure ideas are in line with current trend and also in line with the creative direction of the business * Competitor and trend research * Recruit and develop a wider design team that will operate effectively as a design unit To be considered for the position of [Design Manager](/searches/design-manager-jobs), you should have: * A degree (or equivalent) within a relevant field such as Product or Textile Design * Previous experience of Design within Homewares categories in a management role (ideally a minimum of 3) * A high level of proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop * Strong commercial awareness and a good eye for trends This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s most successful retailers. In return for your hard work and commitment you'll receive a competitive salary and benefits package. Excellent opportunities for progression are available for the successful candidate.