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Head Of Casual Design- Coast

Job Function:
Design
Location:
London
Job Type:
Permanent

Overview:

Exciting new role to head the Coast casual design team.

Working across multi product categories on softs and woven to deliver casual and lifestyle focused collections and product ranges for the Coast brand.

As a head of design you should be highly motivated, have excellent design and communication skills ,with a strong fashion eye and a real can-do attitude .

 

PRIMARY AIMS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

  • Deliver and drive a strong and consistent product vision and handwriting with a casual and lifestyle focus .
  • Deliver seasonal and in season trend, print, graphic and colour direction.
  • Build, design and develop casual focused product ranges across multi product clothing categories on softs and wovens.
  • Build & develop seasonally relevant lifestyle product ranges
  • Manage and drive the design teams creative and product critical path
  • Directly manages the casual design team
  • Ensure product ranges are planned and delivered across all key trading dates and launches throughout the year.
  • Maintains high standards and ensuring only the best work is delivered/presented and deadlines are met.
  • Work alongside buying teams to deliver product ranges that sit within specified pricing architectures.
  • Work alongside the marketing and brand teams to deliver key collections and seasonal launches to support marketing campaigns & activity.
  • Is flexible regarding travel both close to home and off shore.
  • SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Excellent CAD skills and experience
  • ADOBE ILLUSTARTOR & PHOTOSHOP
  • ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
  • Graphics experience an advantage.
  • In depth knowledge of mid market and lifestyle brands
  • Strong design and product development skills.
  • Significant Design experience across multi product categories.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Problem solving.
  • Ability to think creatively and deliver new ideas and concepts
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Sourcing experience an advantage
  • Strong team and people management skills to drive performance , engagement and development .