Urban Outfitters - Menswear Design Manager

Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
London
County :
Greater London
Town :
CENTRAL LONDON
Category :
Design
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time

Job description

JOB TITLE: Menswear Design Manager

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

An ability to build brands, developing them from scratch.
Managing a team of varying levels.
Leading the design team in identifying trends.
Working closely with both the design team and the buying teams on colour palettes and trends for the coming seasons.
Working with the design and buying teams to define the collections and to produce them to reflect the Urban Outfitters concept whilst ensuring commerciality remains.
Overseeing ranges across the UK and Europe as well as our online offering.
Overseeing designs of garments for all phases and seasons, giving direction to senior and junior designers.
Presents the range for sign off and adjustments.
To keep abreast of current season sales and create fast-react product in season to meet demands.
Monitoring progress and developing the team by giving design and strategic direction.
Range planning for all collections
Responsible for all recruitment for the design/production team
You will ideally have experience within the European retail market place
Reporting directly to the Menswear Buying Director

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Already at Head of Design level, you will be looking for your next career move.
The understanding of Urban as a trend maker and leader with the know how to take it to the next level.
Portfolio should be very directional and demonstrate an ability to think outside the box
Be very detailed from concept stage through to specs and final designs
International collection experience
International collection experience
Excellent sourcing knowledge and experience working with global supply base
Creativity and style
Project management experience 
You will inspire others through your own actions and provide mentoring and training where needed
Excellent commercial acumen with the ability to identify new opportunities with exceptional communication and presentation skills at all levels
Additional experience of structural change projects would be an advantage
Proficient CAD – Illustrator/Photoshop skills