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Head of Design - Womenswear

Job Title: Head of Design - Womenswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88670
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 20, 2012 17:56

Job Description

One of Europe's high street fashion giants is looking to appoint a new Head of Design for its successful Womenswear team. This long established and globally recognised Fashion brand is seeking a passionate, creative Design Lead who can wholly embody the young fashion brand and direct a large Design team. Working as a key member of the Mangement team, the Head of Design will be expected to: * Give direction and design key items across all lines * Create a portfolio that is very directional, demonstrating an ability to think outside the box while being able to maintain an excellent commercial eye * Provide detailed designs from concept stage through to specs and final designs * Design garments for all phases and seasons, creating colour palettes for the ranges and giving direction to Senior and Junior Designers * Present the range to your team for sign off and adjustments * Keep abreast of current season sales and create fast-react product in season to meet demands To be successful, you should have: * Experience within a comparably sized international high street fashion retailer * Experience managing a sizeable Design team * Relevant experience designing for young trend-led female fashion customers * Experience managing relationships with factories and suppliers * High awareness of current trends but also be commercially aware * The ability to develop mood and trend directions and develop a collection of consistency with the brand identity * A proven track record of delivering in season products * A proven ability of managing internal relationships and communications * Project Management experience * The 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 skills with the ability to perform under pressure In return, the Head of Design will receive a strong renumeration package, with relocation assistance and numerous other company benefits. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, please do not hesitate to apply with an up to date CV.