Head of Menswear - Maternity Cover Job at COS | The Dots
27 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Fashion Designer
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Would you like to be part of a creative and dynamic design team? Are you a leader looking for a new & rewarding opportunity? Do you enjoy working with people to achieve great results?
If so, this could be the role for you. We are now looking for a Head of Menswear to join our Design team.
This role will report into the Design, Buying & Production Director and is offered on a full-time 12 months temporary contract.
As the Head of Menswear at COS you are ultimately responsible for the department's best customer offer, sales, quality and profitability in all channels, short- and long-term. In this role you lead the entire Departments Team towards the set goals.
What you will do:
  • Ultimately responsible for the departments vision and methods for season and block, considering customer- and competitor focus.
  • Ultimately responsible for the assortment being managed in accordance with the target, vision, customer, price strategy and visual goal, questioning and acting on products and the entire assortment.
  • Ultimately responsible for the planning and buying in the department.
  • Create a people first working environment, support actions based on annual HR goals and processes.
  • Lead and grow your Departments team to grow the business, guide through the whole employee life cycle (recruitment, performance, appraisal, reward, development, exits).
  • Set and manage the long-term vision and targets for the department, ultimately responsible for the planning and buying in the department
  • Identify and follow important competitors and examples, constantly look for new sales opportunities, seek out future recruitment industry trends and develop/adapt new ways of working.
  • Drive analysis and conclusions about sales in order to be able to optimise the assortment in the future
We are looking for:
  • Certifiable textile/design qualification with a focus on menswear.
  • Precious experience working in a similar position/level.
  • Experience leading a medium/large sizes team.
  • Strategic mindset with experience setting up short and long terms goals.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of different functions to lead:  Buying, design and pattern.
  • Clear understanding of the COS aesthetics and the COS customer.
  • Experience working with budgets and reacting to trade.
  • Ability to work cross functionally.
Why choose us?
Since we started our journey in 2007, we have carefully crafted a work environment in which our employees are encouraged and inspired to be the best they can be. Our brand is creative, forward thinking and dynamic; we choose longevity over passing trends.
At COS we are dedicated to recruiting great people by offering an inclusive work environment where talent is recognised, valued and appreciated. We believe that our values and diversity play a significant role in the success of our brand.
If you are successful in your application, we will ensure you receive a full training program and you will be able to enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
  • 25% staff discount on all H&M Group brands.
  • A generous holiday entitlement.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • A range of long service benefits.
Please note this position is offered on a local contract, therefore you should have the legal right to work in the UK.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Skills Required

  • Fashion Design

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