Saturday , September 23 2023

River Island Jobs – Head Design, Kidswear

Website River Island

Job Description:

Responsibility for strategic design lead for RI Kidswear, immersed in our unique brand DNA, with the flair to drive new business opportunities from concept to completion

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive the brand forward by engaging peers and stakeholders across marketing, retail, web, brand, VM to drive new concepting and ensure the brand is market leading
  • Be confident about working collaboratively with senior leadership colleagues
  • Passionate about developing the leaders of the future, with a track record of great recruitment, succession planning, and ‘next role ready’ talent management
  • Be a change ambassador – creating resilient & agile teams who embrace change and new ways of working that will drive the business forward
  • Believe in responsible product development: constantly driving improvements in expertise, process & hit rate, to achieve right first time product development that is best in class.
  • Support trade with new speed to market ideas and exceptional problem solving skills to ensure we are agile and reactive to trend
  • Prepared to challenge the status quo with fresh thinking and innovative new ideas for kidswear design – and also blue sky thinking for the kidswear brand
  • Ethically conscious, and committed to doing the right thing and delivering on our sustainability & ethical goals
  • An outstanding role model, with an on-brand approach, and positive leadership style that will inspire and motivate the teams across d, b, m & t. whilst also having great networking skills to create meaningful relationships with peers across the business
  • Be passionate about the RI brand, with the ability to interpret trend in a way that is right for our customer, balancing new fashion priorities with commercial opportunities
  • Responsible for contributing to the kidswear product strategy, and cascading it to design team, ensuring team structure & priorities are aligned with business goals

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent network in the market and industry
  • Track record of managing large teams and successfully mentoring and developing others

Qualification & Experience:

  • Substantial previous experience as a Head of Design or an established Designer Manager

Job Details:

Company: River Island

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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