Head of Design and Production

Head of Design and Production

Job Description

  • Direct and coordinate activities of departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, stock availability and distribution of the Jeep product.
  • Responsible for leading full buying process for the brand including range architecture and development, design, production and procurement of seasonal product ranges.
  • Control and report on Jeep's performance in regard to annual plans, budgets, forecasts, cost control, market research and profitability against budgets.
  • Work collaboratively with all relevant business partners in order to ensure the achievement of all contracted SLA’s through effective cross functional integration and execution of strategy.
  • Build and develop professional relationships with manufacturers and suppliers and leading price negotiations with these providers (based locally and overseas).
  • Build and develop professional relationships with the Brand Principal, key customers & accounts.
  • Oversee the management of functional relationships with all key stakeholders (e.g. suppliers, vendors, etc.) to ensure the achievement of all operational deliverables.
  • Collaborate with Planning to agree sales plan, profitability targets and pricing architecture.
  • Ensure the development and execution of a marketing plan, in conjunction with the Marketing Manager, to deliver the marketing and promotional strategy for the Jeep business.
  • Responsible for the management and development of staff to ensure current and future needs are met. Measuring and managing staff performance.
  • Collaborate with Retail Operations to co-ordinate seasonal retail & wholesale VM strategy and ensure successful implementation of all VM guidelines in line with Brand standards.

Experiences and education required:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Buying, Product Development or Brand Management.
  • 5-8 years’ experience in a Brand / Buying Management capacity.
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a general management capacity.
  • Experience in a Fashion/Retail and Production environment advantageous.
  • Experience in having travelled to the East and managed supplier negotiations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of garment construction and design is essential.

Company Profile:

Salary: Not disclosed

Industry: General Management

Functional Area: Others

Role Category: Others

Employment Type: Full time

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