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Design Manager (m/f/d) XL / Maternity

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Date: 11-Apr-2021

Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Company: C & A

Imagine your designs walking down the world's largest catwalk every day the street. Do you like the sound of that? Then you should definitively design for us. C&A makes fashion for everyone, while respecting our suppliers and the environment. Join us!


This position is fixed term for two years to cover maternity leave.


Your responsibilities at C&A

  • Manage the design process from concept to final prototype for our XL and Maternity team and set a creative direction for the brand
  • Establish a consistent message on look and feel and ensure deadlines and targets are achieved 
  • Manage multiple designers and balance the work load across the product category
  • Ensure a balance of key items and "fashion must haves" are covered off within each category and controll the brand handwriting
  • Responsibility for a fulfilled line plan with relevant product that meets criteria of fashion ability, quality and price
  • Set clear targets for the team to work to and constantly check that targets are being met and that focus is maintained in line with the objectives


At C&A you can look forward to

  • An exciting job in an international and inspirational working environment
  • In-depth induction into your new role
  • A positive working atmosphere with an open feedback culture
  • The option to work from home
  • In addition, you will enjoy attractive discounts including on a public transport travel pass

What we expect of you

  • A college degree in Fashion Design or any related field, with 6-8+ years experience in a volume retail or manufacturing based design team environment
  • Strong practical knowledge of garment construction with detailed experience in Plus Sizes and ideally Maternity
  • Strong people management skills and the ability to manage and react to change and motivate others with a high level of empathy
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills on all levels up to senior management
  • A keen eye with the ability to identify the market trends relevant to address the needs of the customer segmentation
  • You have a positive, outgoing, highly energetic and motivational personality
  • Fluent German and English is essentiell

Job Segment: Apparel, Garment, Fashion

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