· 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 & Qualifications:
Mobility – the job will entail overseas travel.