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Footwear Design Manager - Lifestyle

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 10 days ago

  • Sector: Fashion Industry Jobs
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Jenny O'Halloran
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 06 July 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH110164

I have an exciting opportunity for a Footwear Design Manager with a passion for athleisure shoes to join a global Lifestyle brand. As a commercially savvy Footwear Design Manager you will have first-hand experience designing Women's and Kid's sports shoes.

You will join a busy Product team and be key as the brand continues to grow globally. You will have worked within footwear previously and have a strong interest in athleisure shoes.

  • Daily creating sketches and style information for various categories of sports shoes, including Women's and Kid's designs in line with the brands aesthetic.
  • Expertise that lies in developing illustrations and technical drawings to a high quality and technical level, alongside creating colour CADS and technical specs for all styles that are passed to factories.
  • You will excel in creating tech packs and comprehending design blueprints, ensuring each sample is developed to its fullest potential in collaboration with the Product Development team.
  • You will have a strong understanding of last creation, construction, and fit considerations, supporting on the fitting of samples from an aesthetic standpoint.
  • Working to align all collections with the product direction set by the Design Director, incorporating a clear identity into the designs, colours, and materials.
  • You will actively participate in market research to identify latest trends, competition, and customer expectations.
  • Lead a dynamic team of designers, focusing on innovative design solutions.
  • Developing new materials, processes, and construction methods, ensuring our designs are at the forefront of industry trends.
  • Working closely with the Product Manager to ensure their design range plan is executed.

The successful candidate will be well-established, with experience in the activewear category working with different textiles coupled with a feminine but sporty handwriting and strong hand-sketching skills. Competent Adobe Suite skills and CAD.

This is a permanent role paying a competitive salary (bonus, pension, healthcare). Working hybrid in their central London office.

If you don't hear from me within 7 days, please understand your cv hasn't been selected.

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