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Head of Design

Job Title: Head of Design
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88454
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: August 24, 2012 17:45

Job Description

One of the UK's most desirable and respected luxury brand, is looking for a new Head of Design. This much loved British brand, long established and expanding globally, is looking for a highly creative and dynamic individual to lead the womenswear design team. Working as a key member of the mangement team, you will ideally have experience working with a luxury brand, ideally in Europe, have experience managing a design team, be highly aware of trends but also be commercially aware. Key duties: * To give direction and design key items across all lines * Portfolio should be very directional and demonstrate an ability to think outside the box while being able to maintain an excellent commercial eye * Be very detailed from concept stage through to specs and final designs * Overseeing designs of garments for all phases and seasons, creating colour palettes for the ranges and giving direction to senior and junior designers * Presents the range for sign off and adjustments * To keep abreast of current season sales and create fast-react product in season to meet demands Desired Skills & Experience: Candidates must have relevant experience of womenswear design, ideally already at Head of Design or Senior Designer level. In addition the following key skills and experience are required: * Working within a luxury/premium brand· International collection experience * Managing relationships with factories and suppliers * Creativity and style· Excellent commercial awareness * Proven track record of delivering in season product * Proven ability of managing internal relationships and communications * Project management experience * Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team with a hands on approach * Fantastic communication skills and the ability to connect with and inspire people of different levels within the business * Excellent negotiation and influencing skills * Time management and good prioritising skillsAbility to perform under pressure In return the company is offering and excellent renumeration package, with attractive prospects and the opportunity to help take this brand into the next exciting stage in its history so far!