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Head of Footwear & Accessories (Maternity Cover)

  • Full Time
  • London

Trendstop is the leading fashion and lifestyle trend forecasting agency for practical range building support, with clients ranging from Karl Lagerfeld to H&M.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our passionate trend forecasting team as Head of Footwear & Accessories on a maternity cover basis with potential future prospects.
The Head of Footwear & Accessories is responsible for the planning and delivery of our footwear & accessories forecasts and client projects in line with global trends and client expectations, as well as supporting clients in their seasonal range building.

The role includes developing and delivering both high level and product specific trend directions and overseeing the design and development of aspirational and premium footwear & accessories ranges.
The right candidate has a deep understanding of seasonal trends and their application in product ranges, excellent presentation skills, impeccable visual duration skills, and ability to communicate highly professional informative and inspirational content that demonstrates trend authority and a strategic understanding of the clients’ business.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, flexible and proactive senior trend footwear & accessories leader, who has great management skills and is committed to providing amazing trends and an outstanding client experience.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years’ experience in the fashion industry working as a senior footwear designer or a senior footwear & accessories designer (ideally across multi-product) or head of design.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Has a deep understanding of seasonal fashion trends.
  • Have a great eye for trends, able to recognise both commerciality and newness.
  • Strong Presentation skills.
  • Excels at leading a team towards common goals and is able to motivate and inspire others.
  • Excels at planning and strategy.
  • Highly effective and professional digital skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of apparel styles, development issues and terminology.
  • Great trend identification skills and market knowledge.
  • Strong written skills.

Application:

Please email jobs@trendstop.com with your CV and covering letter, samples of relevant work and a short video of why you are the right candidate for the role along with current salary details.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@trendstop.com