Textiles Design Manager

Posted 17 days 23 hours ago by Confidential

Permanent
Not Specified
Design Jobs
Lancashire, Manchester, United Kingdom, M21 0
Job Description
Textiles Design Team Manager - Brilliant growth role and team and company ! Manchester - Tremendous role!
Superb SME - incredible history and continued growth! Management role.
Competitive salary and package
An exciting new role has arisen due to demand and growth from this extremely well run, expanding Manchester business. Great people. Stable and career role.
Interviews from 2nd November - START ASAP
The Role
Reporting to the Design Director, your role will be to maximize the potential of the Design team responsible for all our own label product as well as customer own brand. You will lead, mentor and motivate the design team, whilst playing a key role in creating and co-ordinating presentations and customer specific design portfolios.
make it your own and deliver a top class service!
Key Responsibilities
* Gap analysis of the market place for our core products and customer specific analysis
* Market research
* Showroom presentations
* Ensure product put forward is technically suitable for manufacture
* Liaise with Quality and Production to ensure product meets cost points
* In depth liaison with Sales and Merchandise to understand the requirements of the business
* Work collaboratively with all key stakeholders to understand how we extend our product lifecycle whilst meeting commercial and time sensitive targets
* Carry annual personal develop reviews
* Manage operational processes, such as print /embellished and weave requirements
* Initiate and progress design briefs with the team
* Liaise with customers.
* Create photographic briefs and coordinate the timescales to meet the requirements of the business.
The role requires a hands on commitment to the creative process with a focus on supporting the designers and providing mentoring for their development whether that be organising external creative specialists to provide print and painting workshops or training to update their skills portfolio.
You will also be responsible for overseeing showroom presentations from co-ordination of product and resources to the final event.
We are looking for a man manager with a design / textile /print degree with a strong personality and a professional outlook.
Qualifications, Personal Attributes and Experience
Essential
A design degree in Print or Weave
Experience in homewares
Demonstrable knowledge of the homeware marketplace in retail, mail order and eCommerce.
A good communicator with excellent people management skills.
Apply today - START DEC 2020
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