Head of Design

UMENCO is recruiting a Head of Design for a visionary brand that creates the finest products and the highest levels of customer experience and has a genuine commitment to sustainability and philanthropy.

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A visionary brand that creates the finest products and the highest levels of customer experience and has a genuine commitment to sustainability and philanthropy.

Role Overview


UMENCO is recruiting a Head of Design for a visionary brand that creates the finest products and the highest levels of customer experience and has a genuine commitment to sustainability and philanthropy.

The role is Sydney-based reporting to Creative Director you will lead design and product working closely with the production, merchandise and marketing teams to create an innovative and distinctive collection for the brand, maintaining its handwriting and ensuring a consistent and cohesive approach to design. You will design key silhouettes for the season for designers to follow and prepare trend and mood boards according to seasonal forecasts that brief the design team on; 

– Seasonal silhouettes 

– Print direction 

– Colour & fabric 

– Accessories direction

You will be responsible for ensuring all design meetings align with deadlines for merchandise sign-offs and you will oversee fittings with designers of all samples for onshore production, including buying meetings, as well as sign off sealers, ensuring they meet the highest standards of fit and highest quality of workmanship including all trims.

Further role focuses will include;

  • Ensuring both the pattern room and design teams run to the critical path as well as meet commercial costs targets with garments 
  • Leading weekly design meetings 
  • Implementing ideas/sketches of silhouettes allowing the design team to follow
  • Delivering a comprehensive understanding of tailoring in through the pattern room 
  • Traveling overseas twice per year for inspiration and research (covid19 pending)
  • Presenting mood boards and analysing colour prediction services for new and modern colour directions 
  • Work with the brand director and art director on seasonal campaigns 

The successful talent will be an inspirational people leader with 8 plus years of international experience with the proven ability to meet deadlines and commercial objectives with composure. You will be a highly creative individual with an innate sense of style and a strong sense of purpose, direction, and the proven ability to work well within a team environment and cross-functionally with all stakeholders within an entrepreneurial culture. 

Applications for the role will close on Friday 14th August.

We look forward to receiving your application, please note only shortlisted talent will be contacted.

Location


Sydney, Australia

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