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Design Manager - Womenswear

Job Title: Design Manager - Womenswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94929
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: January 23, 2014 17:08

Job Description

This is a truly unique and fantastic opportunity for highly trend led and experienced Womenswear Design Manager to join of the UK's most innovative and successful retailers on the high street. Reporting in to the Director you will work autonomously and be ultimately responsible that all designs incorporate the latest fashion trends and meets the customers needs in terms of look, fit and feel. Key elements for the role: * Leading the design direction for the womenswear category * Managing a team of designers and graphic designers (around seven direct reports). It is essential that you have proven team management experience. Together you will work to ensure that you deliver a high quality range that leads the womenswear market. * As well as being creative and inspirational it is important that you have a good understanding and passion for the womenswear market and are able to source products effectively, considering their monetary value and ultimately their profitability. * Identifying new design opportunities and presenting them to the design team. * As you will oversee the entire womenswear department it is essential that you can work under pressure, within a fast paced and volume driven environment with the ability to multi task and manage multiple critical paths along side one another. * This role will heavily involve overseas travel to factories across the Far East and Europe, prior experience is essential. The successful candidate for this role will be an enthusiastic and creative Womenswear Design Manager or Senior Designer who is passionate about delivering a trend led, quality driven range. This experience can come from either another leading high street retailer or major supplier to the high street. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to build a progressive and successful career with the business. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.