CreativeBuzz is searching for a Creative Director for a new retail brand located in China. As CD you will ensure the new brand high performance and productive design team. You are strong in collection planning budget and seasonal design process and team coaching. Pls contact direct with a personal note.
About the organization
Retail Brand (womenswear)
Ensure new brand high performance and productive design team
- Ensure to lead with example and good judgment
- Proper planning and work plan for teams
- Conduct coaching and problem solving for team
- Create team spirit and unified team which bring together team and also inspire team.
- Ensure skill building and professional development to create successful talent.
- Optimize workflow and product development process
- Grow new brand China total sales year on year going forward Increase sales productivity, like pieces per transaction, average price point, basket size(no of pieces * average price) and conversion rate
- Increase sales through measure by pieces and value ,before seasonal on-sale and after seasonal on-sale
Collection planning budget:
- Understand planned product supply (sales budgets, order versus budget, etc.)
- Fundamental understanding of retail sales by product category, price points, product line and styles, etc.
- Plan selling meeting dates and related seasonal collection planning for design teams work.
- Collection planning by product category and sub-category
- Price matrix: Certain styles developed for higher price points In-debt analysis and review of past sales Inspiration trips (buying samples, new materials, etc.
- learn from category “role-models”): Gain more value out of travel and spend
Seasonal design process and team coaching:
- Trend research, inspiration and reach conclusion for direction
- Workshops for seasonal development of key product categories
- Establish clear work plans and action calendars for each team
- Keep deadlines and ensure collection sample ready for selling meetings
Work with buying team for closing selling meeting orders: online buying team & offline buying team. Expand categories with lower share of share of sales in retail stores & on-line. Focus on serving and partner with new brand China online & offline sales channels:
Requirements for the job
- Bachelor degree and above, major in fashion design is mandatory
- Excellent English speaking and writing skills
- At least 5+years’ experience in a similar role as Creative Director
- Very good commercial understanding
- Good communication skills, team player and be good at expressing ideas
- Used to work with deadline, and can work under pressure, well organized
- Fulltime job
- Willing to move to China
- Good expat package deal
Cecile Bruggink +31 (0) 6 22944926