Head of Design - MIMCO
Job no: 982001
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner
Categories: Design & Development
Integral to the growth of the brand, both commercially and creatively MIMCO are looking for a Head of Design. Part of the MIMCO leadership team the Head of Design will report directly in to the Managing Director, whilst leading a strong design team of 12.
- Build product strategies that support innovation, a robust range architecture and overall brand growth
- Accountable for timely design and development of the full collection in line with brand direction, option plans, margin and commercial targets
- Responsible for the brand delivery to market, sales budgets, GM & BGP targets
- Manage the build of seasonal framework through key trend and signature shapes, raw materials, key mood/trend messages and on brand story telling
- Presentation of the collection to the business and board as needed
- Proactively be a custodian of the MIMCO brand and relevant MIMCO programs and brand initiatives
- Manage and drive efficiency and engagement in the team, inspiring the team to reach their creative abilities and potential
- Lead the team to deliver sales and margin growth across the brand
The Ideal Candidate has
- Proven experience operating at a Head of Design level, leading and directing the product strategy for the brand
- Experience and knowledge across all accessories categories with excellent range building and commercial understanding of the product
- Strong understanding of design/development metrics, price/margin, raw material, critical path, fashion trends and brand
- Possesses the ability to interpret trend, storytelling, colour and material, through the lens of the MIMCO DNA, whilst executing and building on the MIMCO signature handwriting
- Excellent stakeholder management experience with the ability to forge great business relationships across the Group
- Experience in leading and inspiring a team
Why work for us?
- A competitive remuneration package, including incentives
- Bi-annual product allowances and generous discounts for you and your immediate family on all Country Road, Mimco, Politix, Trenery and Witchery products. Further offers and discounts available at David Jones.
- Birthday roster day off
- Excellent career progression involving regular training and on the job development
- A genuine, open and high performing culture
- Opportunity to become involved in our Corporate Social Responsibility program, by supporting our community partnerships
MIMCO designs unique accessories collections.
We dream, explore and play with whatever gives us delight in the moment. Our environments are full of precious personality-filled products and our in-store experience is all about you - the strong individuals who are drawn to something different.
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