Are you currently a Design Manager – Womenswear experience looking for your next step? We have an exciting Womenswear Design Manager opportunity available for this premium fashion retailer based in Kuwait. The brand has an emphasis on providing its customers with style and quality and is a fantastic brand across the Middle East.
Key responsibilities include:
Provide vision for brand concept and lead team through execution of product designBuild partnerships with cross functional teams (materials, product development, sourcing) to ensure print concepts are commercialize under specific seasonal timelinesLead the aesthetic execution of product, including: color, fabric/finish standards, print and pattern, expression of fit and trim/findings and any other materials.Identify key seasonal trends and competitor analysisWorking alongside the other Fashion Designers, Fabric Specialists, Print, Textile & Graphic artists and Trend Forecasters,Issuing of sketches, flat drawings and technical sheets which will be sent to their manufacturerAction and approving of lab dipsAttending regular fit sessions with the Garment Tech team, paying attention to quality controlSet up the Design calendar in relation to production and manage the flow of the stock with the Buying and Merchandising teamsMaintaining excellent relationships internally and with external partners
As a Design Manager, the essential skills will include:
Strong technical knowledge on Womenswear across all categories, fabrics and trimsExcellent market knowledge and trend awareness with elevated taste levels with the ability to translate this to commercial ranges appropriate for specific customers’ requirementsAbility to negotiate and manage costings in relation to bulk production is essentialStrong contemporary hand drawing skills and also the capability to work on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and ExcelPrevious experience with a Women’s fast fashion environment
You will grasp the understanding of the brands signature shapes and best sellers and will be a confident communicator dealing directly with Manufacturers, Technical, QC and Buying teams.
This is a really exciting opportunity to be part of a growing business and have real creative input in a fun and dynamic team. They are a friendly company where you will have a voice and will be in a hands-on role leading a small team of designers.
We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.
Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
“designer”, “Head of Design”, “Head Designer”
- Job Location
- Company Industry
- Fashion Design
- Company Type
- Recruitment Agency
- Job Role
- Design, Creative, and Arts
- Employment Type
- Full Time Employee
- Monthly Salary Range
- $4,000 – $5,000
- Number of Vacancies
- Job Ref.