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Design Director
Carter Murray
UAE

The Role
A regional Middle Eastern Retail Group who is looking to develop their own modest fashion brand is seeking a Design Director. The Design Director is responsible for creating original clothing and accessories from their own sketches. They may design their own patterns or create detailed plans for pattern makers and instruct seamstresses or manufacturers on how to make the product. We are ideally seeking an experienced designer who has designed Modest/ Middle Eastern Exclusive collections for a global brand.

*Please note there is the flexibility regarding location for this role however it is preferable for someone to relocate to the GCC*

Primary Responsibilities

* Studying trends, creating collection themes and anticipating consumer demand.
* Visiting manufacturers and trade shows for samples, selecting fabrics, colors and embellishments
* Creating prototype designs and presenting design ideas
* Using computer-aided design programs (CAD)
* Negotiating and overseeing development of collections with established designers
* Negotiate prices with suppliers to ensure competitiveness and achieve/exceed margin target
* Regularly investigate new sourcing and designing opportunities to improve margin levels, product/service quality and timeline.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

* Ideally working as Clothing designer in an established international clothing brand ready to make the next step in his/her career and join a young and dynamic organization.
* Experience in sketching and computer aided design programs (CAD).
* Good knowledge of MS Power Point, Word and Excel as well as Outlook.
* Great attention to details.
* A good eye for color, texture and shape
* An understanding of the characteristics of fabrics and how they can be used
* Technical skills such as pattern cutting and sewing
* The ability to spot and develop trends
* Work with other designers or team members to create a prototype design
* Good organizational and interpersonal skills across all levels
* Oversee the final production of their designs
* Fluency in English both written and spoken is a must
* The role will also entail regular travel both domestically and internationally.

Requirements
Knowledge and Skills Requirements

* Ideally working as Clothing designer in an established international clothing brand ready to make the next step in his/her career and join a young and dynamic organization.
* Experience in sketching and computer aided design programs (CAD).
* Good knowledge of MS Power Point, Word and Excel as well as Outlook.
* Great attention to details.
* A good eye for color, texture and shape
* An understanding of the characteristics of fabrics and how they can be used
* Technical skills such as pattern cutting and sewing
* The ability to spot and develop trends
* Work with other designers or team members to create a prototype design
* Good organizational and interpersonal skills across all levels
* Oversee the final production of their designs
* Fluency in English both written and spoken is a must
* The role will also entail regular travel both domestically and internationally.

About the Company
Carter Murray is a specialist recruitment consultancy specialising in the placement of marketing professionals into professional services firms, the financial services sector, multi-national corporations and global brands from our offices in London, Dubai and Sydney. Carter Murray is a member of The SR Group, a specialist global recruitment consultancy founded in 1987, operating in the niche markets of Taxation, Legal, HR and Marketing recruitment. From the worlds largest companies to small owner-managed businesses, we recruit at all levels for a complete cross-section of clients. Our clients include the full range of UK and international professional services firms and financial services companies. We recognise that they expect an exceptional level of service and a real knowledge of todays highly specialised market.Each of our consultants personally manages their own clients and specialises in specific areas of this key marketplace. We take the time to really understand both parties needs and provide focused and consistent advice.