Fashion Design Manager

Forward Role
North West England
£35k - 40k per year
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

I've just taken on a brilliant new role with a women's fast fashion company based in Manchester, who are looking for a Design Manager to lead their team of fashion designers. Working cloesly with designers, buyers, merchandisers and the creative team you will be at the heart of the creative concept of the business. This is a brilliant opportunity to bring the brand vision to life through new collections that are delivered on time and to budget.

What you'll be doing:

  • Managing all development meetings with Buyers
  • Requesting Prices from factories, negotiation
  • General management of orders from the UK and abroad
  • Manage Critical path on sealing and fabric approvals
  • Liaising with design team to ensure samples are made promptly & on time for sign-off meetings
  • Managing workload of garment technologist
  • Commercial understanding and translating into collections through designers
  • Signing off collections along with head of product
  • Managing budgets for design and development
  • Working with Creative manager to make sure campaigns are seamless from design to market
  • People management, developing team KPIs and progression
  • Recruitment of talent
  • Attending and leading all design meetings with ambassadors as well as designers

What they want to see

  • Extensive experience in fast fashion, womenswear ideally
  • Over 4 years experience within a similar womenswear designer position
  • Experience managing a team of designers and communicating with other cross-functional teams
  • Strong grasp of current trends
  • Knowledge of technical design and how to manage

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