Design Manager

Work Location UK-London
TLG Brands

Specific Responsibilities

·         Lead and manage team of designers

·         Ensure design briefs are followed through in accordance with seasonal guidelines

·         Ensure specification standard and process is to required level and meets required time deadlines, laid out in critical path

·         Ensure all samples are ready for review in line with critical path

·         Ensure option count guidelines are adhered to

·         Design collections as required




(Based on our four performance management competency areas - )

Strategy & Innovation:

·         Lead the Accessories business design function

·         Design the xxx collection each season

·         Integrate and manage the design of additional brands as they enter the business portfolio


Operations & Results:

·         Ensure all samples are to the required standards.


Customers & Relationships:

·         Develop a close relationship with the Sales and Merchandise team ensuring seasonal reviews on:

i)        Future customer product & marketing requirements.

ii)      Future option counts & requirements.

·         Support the presention / handover products & collateral to sales team and key business partners (bi- annually).


Leadership & Teams:

·         To lead and manage a team of designers

·         Liaise as required with the Sales and Merchandise team to understand and deliver specific product requirements.

Skills and Requirements

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written to include report writing and group presentations.


  • Influencing and negotiation skills.


  • Good organisation skills, ability to plan effectively.


  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.


  • Commercially strong with an excellent understanding of product values.


  • Creative mind-set with a strong fashion sense.


  • Collaborative player, concerned with team success as well as individual performance.


  • Visible Leadership skills – can motivate others to achieve.


  • Solution orientated.



Personal Attributes

  • Self starter – high energy levels.
  • Positive and enthusiastic.
  • Strong professionally – credible with integrity.
  • Good Listener – will challenge constructively and respond well to feedback





  • Must be able to use MS Office applications – Word, Outlook, and Excel to a competent standard

Mobility – the job will entail overseas travel.

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