Head of Design

We are looking for a passionate, strong leader, exceptionally skilled in ideation, sketching and visual presentation.

Company Location: Switzerland or Italy

THE COMPANY:

Headquartered in the Province of Treviso, founded in 1897 my client is a true story of Italian Passion for apparel and quality. To strengthen their team we are looking for a Head of Design.

You will be responsible for defining the design strategy and direction for the apparel line. The head of Design will work within our cross-functional team to create products from concept to realization, based on the Dolomite DNA.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership mentality, exceptional skills in ideation, sketching and visual presentation, as well as possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities must be performed under fast-paced conditions, so the candidate must be able to multi-task and prioritize.

THE ROLE:

  • Defining the design strategy
  • Built and lead an internal or external design team
  • Design and manage seasonal collections to successful completion within given time and cost parameters
  • Create competitive color and merchandising system
  • Create crossover synergies between apparel & shoes in cooperation with the head of design shoes
  • Collaboration with Product Management, Development, Purchasing and Sales

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • A track record within premium sportswear brands
  • 8 years of work experience, thereof 3 years in a leading position
  • Leadership mentality
  • Degree in Industrial or Fashion Design (or equivalent)
  • Passion for contemporary sportswear & outdoor trends
  • Demonstrated apparel design skills, including drawing/sketching, ideation, color, and  proportions, visual presentation, and layout
  • Excellent technical knowledge of garment construction, materials, and fitting
  • Experienced in creating technical packs and detailed explanation for the development
  • Proficiency with Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Readiness to travel
  • Very good knowledge of Italian & English

Interested? Please get in touch with Mirko Tagliabue via email: mirko.tagliabue@mtpartners.ch or phone +41792526024

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