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Divisional Design Manager

Location: Head Office (Montreal, Quebec)
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Job Code: 2160
# of openings: 1

Description

 We are currently looking for a:

Divisional Design Manager- Garage Denim

Reporting to the Head Designer\Design Director, the Divisional Design Manager is responsible for ensuring brand integrity through the creation and development of styles that drive company sales and profits.  Providing leadership to the division, the DDM ensures that the vision and emerging trends are translated into product that attracts and retains customers.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Communicates briefs from Head Designer\Design Director to respective team members
  • Ensures vision and trends are translated into assigned product lines by responsible designer and design teams
  • Conducts research and global analysis to create collection look and direction
  • Oversees the development of new fabrics, washes, trims and finishes that are budget aligned and that consistently elevate the brand
  • Oversees style creation and ensures product cohesiveness
  • Partners with the Head Designer\Design Director to ensure artwork process is aligned to design direction
  • Partners with merchandisers and works in close collaboration to deliver a brand aligned product
  • Ensures control-related standards and procedures are adhered to and recommends solutions for potential improvements
  • Collaborates with related department to ensure cross-functional cohesiveness in terms of production calendar timelines and procedures
  • Provides leadership and coaching of design team

 

 

Qualifications and competencies: 

  • DEC or Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design
  • Minimum 7 years in the creation and managing of the design process and teams
  • Proven experience in designing and executing successful products
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Highly collaborative
  • Strong knowledge of formulating color palettes and product construction
  • Strong knowledge of full production cycle and impact on design
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of trends and fashion apparel industry
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to present concepts
  • Excellent knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

 

Groupe Dynamite is committed to employment equity.  Only retained candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 





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