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Womenswear and Menswear Design Director

Womenswear and Menswear Design Director

Posted 9 April by ABL Recruitment Easy Apply Featured Ended
Job Title: Womenswear and Menswear Design Director
Location: London & China
Employment type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Demand: 2 people, 1 for womenswear and 1 for menswear
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A very well-established Chinese fast fashion retail brand is looking for a Womenswear and a Menswear Design Director to join and lead their design team. This is a very exciting opportunity for an experienced designer who has at least 5 years'experience in known brand to join this fast-growing company.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Product planning and style positioning:
* Planning different product styles and develop products based on Brand positioning;
* Follow up and analyse fashion trends in China and overseas market, lead in competitor activities tracking ;
* Lead in product strategy - style, fabric, colour, pattern and pricing
2.Fabric development:
* Responsible for all category fabric selecting and planning;
* Identify different fabric, garment crafts and pattern crafts;
* Regularly research and analyse latest fabric trends and use for Brand product development.
3.Budget management:
* Make the budget plan base on company annual budget and control the costs reasonably;
* Cost controlling, especially the clothing procurement cost.
4. Product pattern management:
* Responsible for the replenishing, updating and managing Brand product pattern database;
* Visit stores regularly and find out pattern problems, discuss with pattern making department to make solutions;
* Strictly monitor the pattern making for product development.
5. Product management:
* Arrange sales report analysis meeting every week to discuss best-seller and dead stock, re-order the best-seller in time and decide adjustment plan for dead stock ;
* Lead in marketing research to know competitors' brand structure, price, pattern type, fabric, etc. to enrich Brand products;
* Check out store windows and displays to find out shortcomings, discuss with visual merchandiser about the adjustment;
*Follow up fashion trend and use existing resources to quickly replenish products in time
6. Be responsible for managing all category products of the womenswear department, developing business plan to make sure department to achieve the company target (sales, profit, sold out, etc).

Job requirements:
1. Bachelor's degree and above, garment design or other major related;
2. At least 7 years of design experience & 5 years' experience in known brand;
3. Excellent sense of fashion and skills in art, familiar with the fast fashion market;
4. Solid knowledge and experience in different fabric characteristics and clothing technics, product style positioning;
5. Good at product planning, market analysis.

Reference: 34855482

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