An exciting opportunity has arisen for a high-street retailer for an experienced Design Manager. This multi-channel retailer, you be overseeing the Home Department looking after; Textiles, Bed, Kitchen, Bathroom and Gitftware departments. This business is doing very well & insights have recorded strong levels of market share & single-digit growth last quarter
In this role you will be leading the Design strategy for a given product range across the seasons with the key focus on meeting financial KPI's & profit margins whilst not compromising on the company's brand and vision.
your responsibilities will include:
- To manage a team with creative & inspirational leadership
- To sign off final artwork in liaison with the in house Design Team, design studios, artwork houses and suppliers to ensure all products represent brand values.
- Seasonal Focus, the role will involve supporting the Designers to ensure they are all on the same page.
- United in design style and that designs are complimentary, displaying key messages throughout, as well as providing inspiration.
- Help prioritise the vision
- Developing and maintaining co-relationships with the buying, merchandising and quality teams
- Overall commercial responsibly looking at margin and sale price & competitor analysis
- Managing your workload effectively in that the design team and working within the critical path
- Identifying new design opportunities that will push the boundaries of this retailer and making, quick decision key design and fastening ideas.
- This role will involve international travel and visiting Trade and Vintage fairs.
To be successful, you will:
- Exemplary and highly experienced Senior designer or design Manager from a home background.
- Displays resilience & strength to lead a team of experience Designers who will be able to help them understand, adapt to and drive any changes and help prioritise.
- Have worked in collaboration working with Technical, Ethical, Buying teams
- Ideally from a high-street retail, department store or supplier background
- Lead, motivate, develop and inspire the Design team and have experience at leading at a senior level and drive & develop productive internal and external relationships.
- Be able to challenge team performance where necessary & have an understand of succession planning & recruiting top talent!
This is an unique opportunity to be part of a successful retailer. There is loads of scope for creative direction and to make a real difference of what people are buying! The role also comes with excellent benefits including Car or Allowance, Pension & Private healthcare. if you have the relevant experience and you are operating at this level then please apply with your updated cv quoting the reference Q96271.
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