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Womenswear Design Manager

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    Full-time
    Mid Level
  • Creative Arts & Fashion
  • London
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AI generated summary

  • You must have 3+ years managing a design team in a fast-paced environment with high sku count. Fast learner of new systems, excellent computer skills, prioritize, problem solver, adapt to team needs, strong understanding of brand, team player, and passionate for success.
  • You will manage a team of designers, oversee the design process for multiple collections, source fabrics and trims, mentor the team, create technical drawings, collaborate with marketing, and ensure samples are ready for photoshoots.

Requirements

  • 3 years + managing a design team in a fast paced environment with broad product categories & high sku count
  • Fast learner of new systems and excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, CAD, Photoshop, Adobe & Illustrator
  • Ability to prioritise, managing multiple deadlines and heavy workloads to strict deadlines
  • Confident and clear in presenting ranges to management
  • A problem solver, identifying issues immediately and addressing with manufacturers efficiently
  • Flexible working approach, diligent and able to adapt to the needs of the team
  • Great understanding of the Jaded London brand and customer
  • Strong Team player and passionate for the brand and its success

Responsibilities

  • Line Management, including:
  • Managing a growing team of 4 designers, plus freelancers
  • Managing the workflow from Design -Technical design and Garment tech
  • Working closely with our Merchandising Manager and Senior Buyer to manage the number of options per drop to ensure that the target number of styles are landing on site in time and we are hitting sales revenue
  • Undertaking performance reviews, and probation reviews for design team
  • Manages the design process, including:
  • Manages & oversees the critical path for multiple collections.
  • Managing priority of fit comments to be sent to factories based on delivery date/ deadlines for approvals.
  • Holds daily catch up meetings with the team – splits out the workload & priorities
  • Attend meetings with company stakeholders i.e. management meeting feeds back to the team
  • Directs the team in terms of print placement / garment construction & specs
  • Develops the product for ranges across multi product areas keeping best sellers in mind
  • Sources fabrics and trims with factories
  • Manages and mentors the team, ensuring clear briefing on work and working with them to continually improve and produce the best output
  • Allocate members of the team ranges to work on
  • Create sketch technical drawings and CADs
  • Work out print placements and set up tech packs for factories
  • Chase through new branding with factories
  • Brief external print designers & graphic design team with brief for product
  • Work with the head of marketing & garment tech to ensure samples are collated for internal meetings and photoshoots
  • Advise on spec amendments and correct blocks for junior members of the team to use with our Garment Tech and Technical Design teams
  • Meetings with the customer care team to give training on new product launching
  • Delegate to the team on launch admin – training on product description/input into air table
  • Managing the systems used by the team Miro, air table, Adobe etc
  • Onboarding/offboarding new starters and leavers – ensuring they are welcome in the team
  • Manages the technical process, including:
  • Set up the critical path with new ranges and decide on blocks and fabrics for each style
  • Maintain the critical path throughout the design process
  • Chase through samples with the factories on a daily basis
  • Allocate the factories per style working with the production team
  • Attend fit sessions and give suggestions on how to get to the best possible garment
  • Help send out fit comments where needed and meet deadlines
  • Review & update blank block workbooks regularly for design to work from
  • Keep abreast of customer feedback relating to fit and fabrication, etc
  • General office and design duties, including:
  • Keep the design workspace organised and delegating jobs to the team to ensure all fabrics/ samples are organised
  • Review samples regularly to add to the Depop box

FAQs

What qualifications and experience are required for the Womenswear Design Manager role at Jaded London?

To be considered for the Womenswear Design Manager role at Jaded London, candidates should have at least 3 years of experience managing a design team in a fast-paced environment with broad product categories and a high SKU count. They should also be proficient in Microsoft Office, CAD, Photoshop, Adobe, and Illustrator.

What are some of the responsibilities of the Womenswear Design Manager at Jaded London?

The Womenswear Design Manager at Jaded London is responsible for managing a team of designers, overseeing the design process, managing the technical process, and general office and design duties. They are also involved in line management, product development, sample chasing, and maintaining the critical path throughout the design process.

What benefits are offered to employees in the Womenswear Design Manager role at Jaded London?

Some of the benefits offered to employees in the Womenswear Design Manager role at Jaded London include a 50% employee discount, 24 days of holiday per year (plus bank holidays), a paid day off on your birthday, a pension scheme, a bonus scheme, and employee assistance program for you and your family, among others.

How does the Womenswear Design Manager role at Jaded London contribute to the success of the brand?

The Womenswear Design Manager plays a crucial role in creating designs across all product ranges from clothing to swimwear and ensuring that the expectations for the final product are met. They manage the design process, prioritize fit comments, work closely with the merchandising manager and senior buyer, and develop products for ranges while keeping best sellers in mind.

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Fashion & Arts
Industry
11-50
Employees
2013
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Jaded LDN is a fashion brand that transcends conventional boundaries by creating contemporary, bold clothing designs. The company is dedicated to crafting unique and expressive fashion pieces that resonate with a diverse audience. With a focus on innovation and individuality, Jaded LDN's ultimate goal is to inspire confidence and self-expression through their distinctive clothing collections. By blending streetwear aesthetics with high-fashion elements, the brand strives to empower individuals to embrace their personal style and make a statement in the ever-evolving world of fashion.