• Design Manager

    Job ID
    2018-1437
    Category
    Design
  • Salary

    Competitive plus Benefits

    Overview

    The Role

     

    We have a fantastic opportunity to join and lead an innovative design team, working across multiple categories including Babywear, Interiors, Furniture and Travel design. Reporting to the Product Director, the Design Manager will take ownership of the design strategy.  Key responsibilities include:

     

    • Working collaboratively with the buying team to complete competitor and gap analysis.
    • Completing comprehensive research to support colour, trend, fabric, trim and product direction.
    • Analysing historic sales data to develop understanding of customer need.
    • Utilising consumer insight and exploring new materials, processes and technologies to deliver innovative products to market that meet the consumer need.
    • Working cross functionally, engaging with engineering, buying, product quality, marketing and merchandising.
    • Leading and developing a multi-disciplined design team.

    The Person

    The ideal candidate will be an established Senior Designer with management experience or alternatively a Design Manager seeking a new challenge.

    • You will be experienced within the consumer goods sector and will demonstrate experience of both hard and soft goods design.
    • You will have a strong attention to detail and will demonstrate a passion for product and design.
    • You will be creative combined with strategic, commercial and structured.
    • You will have strong communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively to deliver product to market.
    • You will be resilient and demonstrate the ability to think differently in the face of adversity.

    About the Brand

    Becoming a parent is a big step, and big steps need good companions. We’ve made it our mission to be here for the next generation of parents. Helping them through pregnancy and beyond with products, advice and experiences they need to grow the lifestyle they want. From our Head Office in Huddersfield, Mamas & Papas looks after 30 stores and 100 trusted stockists in the UK and Ireland. With stores and partnerships in more than 40 countries around the world, wherever they are, we help our customers to bring baby into their world, their way.  

     

    About the Benefits

    In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll be entitled to lots of exciting benefits* including:

     

    Flexible Hours

    Fit us round your life with flexible working hours.

     

    Holidays

    Enjoy time off with up to 35 days holiday.

     

    Pension

    We’ll help secure your future with at least 3% contribution.

     

    Life Assurance

    Receive peace of mind with a generous entitlement plan.

     

    Colleague Discount

    Take advantage of 25% off Mamas & Papas products.

     

    Childcare

    Take the sting out of childcare with our voucher scheme.

     

    Cibo

    Enjoy free tea and coffee, Wi-Fi and more at our social hub.

     

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