Ladieswear Design Manager

11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are the global fashion retailer of our generation, bringing trends straight off the catwalk and street to our customers’ wardrobe! See your product come to life, experimenting and expanding your creative channels. Things move fast here at boohoo and so due to our continuing growth we are looking for a Design Manager to join our passionate, agile and creative team in our Manchester HQ!

Job Summary:

The primary function of this role is to manage and support the design team to deliver collections for boohoo across short and medium term time frames on both local and export supply base. This is to be completed with a clear understanding of the Boohoo customer and to support the commercial targets and strategy of the design department and boohoo.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Set an inspiring vision for the future and effectively translate and communicate this to the teams.Take responsibility for driving the design critical path in line with buying and marketing.Demonstrate an in-depth, customer focused knowledge of the market and trends.Provide strong and consistent product direction and handwriting.Provide a balanced range for the boohoo customer across all supply base on both short and long lead time frames.Take responsibility for driving best practices.Work to departmental deadlines to produce seasonal and in season trend packs for distribution throughout the business.Work with the Design team to identify relevant trends early including; focused key items for the season, volume lines, colour palettes and print direction.Flexibility to travel both locally and off shore.To build strong working relationships with Department Heads providing design support and influencing as appropriate Bridging the gap between the Designers and Heads Of Departments.Develop direct reports to ensure they are continually progressing.Managing the Team:

Understands, communicates, and manages employees to achieve the goals of the organisation.Utilises leaderships skills and motivation techniques to maximise employee performance and satisfaction.Monitors the team’s overall service and team work daily and identifies and implements strategies to increase service delivery/productivity.Establishes and delivers effective communication strategies within the department.Leads by example in all work related activities, acting as a role model for employees.Proactively delivers job related training for all department members.Works with the Head of HR to identify wider training needs and to create a departmental training plan.Encourages, develops and manages effective employee relations across all areas of the business.Identifies candidates for succession planning & promotion and brings these to the attention of the Head of HR and Director(s).Ensures that the highest standards of personal hygiene, presentation, body language and conduct is maintained by all departmental employees.Works with the Head of HR on the following tasks:Screens, interviews and selects potential candidates.Performance reviewsPerformance managementCoachingCounsellingDiscipline & GrievanceAttendance/absence managementWage and salary administration.
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