london / full-time  / head office #meta_split#

We are currently recruiting for a motivated and driven Wholesale Design Manager to oversee and manage this rapidly growing division within Skinnydip.

Responsibilities and Skills:

  • Direct line manager of the Skinnydip wholesale design team that designs & develops exclusive Skinnydip product for retailers on Softlines and hardlines ( 4 people). Also managing the design team for the private/ white label side of the business ( 2 people)
  • Ability to manage a current team of 6
  • Extensive knowledge of product development in accessories, beauty and tech.
  • Motivating the team to design and develop fun and innovative products
  • Monitoring the team’s performance & progression with clear KPI’s and targets
  • Overseeing and helping to priorities workloads.
  • Working closely with external buyers to create exclusive product
  • Experienced within product development in terms of supply chain and cost
  • Working strategically with the account managers in developing new opportunities for all customers.
  • Overseeing full product development life cycle responsibly sourcing products with our far east, European & UK suppliers.
  • Stay ahead of trend, conducting regular comp shops
  • Ability to manage multiple Critical Paths across several different product categories
  • Having a clear understanding of the Skinnydip customer & leading the team/ designing to this
  • Working closely with License partners and managing the development of the ranges with the team

What we need from you:

  • 4+ years in product development experience working directly with factories within the fashion & accessories industry is essential
  • Strong awareness of product across category trends
  • A strong record in driving growth and performance
  • Strong presentation and excellent communication skills
  • Experience managing designers of all skill levels and growing a design team
  • Experience working in a fast pace environment
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • To be up to date with all recent social, fashion trends and emerging trends
  • A good knowledge and experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Comfortable working with office programs ( Microsoft Excel, Word, etc).

 

How to apply:

Please email your CV to: recruitment@skinnydiplondon.com

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