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Design Manager - Shoes/Accessories

Job Title: Design Manager - Shoes/Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: France
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95073
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 11, 2014 12:33

Job Description

A well established multinational retail business is currently looking to hire a talented and creative fashion designer to head their dynamic Design Team based in France. As the Design Manager, you will be responsible for: * Leading the design direction of the shoes and accessories category * Developing the design vision of the category and working with the QA/technical and buying teams to ensure that the design is well reflected in the samples and prototypes * Keeping up to date with the current trends, identifying new design opportunities and presenting them to the design team * Close monitoring of the seasons collection and advising on any adjustment if necessary The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications: * Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent * Must be currently working as a Head of Design or Design Manager within a similar retail business, preferably with experience in working with shoes and accessories * Excellent team and people management skills * High level of creativity with a keen eye for design * Knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and other digital design tools would be desirable * A competitive attitude with the ability to take initiative This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to further learn and develop as a fashion design professional in a modern and highly creative work environment.If you think that you have the right qualifications for this position, please send us your CV. 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.