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09.05.2022

Witchery

Design Manager

company: Witchery
job title: Design Manager
location: Burnley
work type: Full-time
level: Senior

Role Description

We make dressing for the everyday inspiring, with elevated and modern collections that create a sense of confidence and style. We believe fashion is not only what you wear, but how you wear it. We care about the details – exceptional quality, innovation by design and caring for the community around us. We are the leaders of 24/7 style. We are Witchery.

Witchery is part of the Country Road Group, an Australian based lifestyle retailer with a market leading position. Be it modern Australian designs, urban sophistication or accessories with a quirk, each brand has its own inspiring story to tell.

Reporting to the Head of Design, this role will see you responsible for the design and development of the Witchery accessories product range, in line with brand direction and company timetable, whilst leading the design team to achieve the business goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and mentor the design team to maximise employee performance, productivity, innovation and creativity, commercially delivering outstanding collections
  • Manage the build of seasonal framework through key trend research that is on-brand
  • Presentation of the collection to the business
  • Nurture and build relationships with key suppliers and vendors
  • Liaise regularly with retail, planning and marketing teams to ensure the customer is fully understood, listened to and catered for
  • Proactive contribution to mid and post season reviews
  • Contribute proactively to the building of strategic initiatives at key times in the year
  • Range planning and option plan input
  • Proactively be a custodian of the Witchery brand and relevant Witchery programs and brand initiatives

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Expertise across all accessory categories together with excellent range building and commercial understanding of product
  • Currently leading an accessories design team
  • Demonstrating an excellent understanding of the retail landscape and what makes a successful brand
  • Has a very strong understanding of design and development metrics, price and margin, raw material, critical path, fashion trends and branding
  • Degree qualified in Fashion Design/Production/Textiles or similar

 

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