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Phase Eight
Head of Design
Full Time






2 months ago

We are looking for a Head of Design to lead the creative and seasonal aesthetic direction of our Phase Eight brand alongside our Product Director.

The Head of Design opportunity is a key role in our business, driving the seasonal design and creative tone at the beginning of each season and managing our in-house design, print and fabric teams. Reporting into the Product Director and working in tandem with the wider business you will deliver the premium handwriting and high-quality standards we are renowned for at Phase Eight.

Key accountabilities include;

  • Leading the fabric development strategy with the assistance of our Fabric Manager, ensuring that this commercially works for all end uses across the collection
  • Establishing the seasonal colour palette, developing the overarching creative direction throughout the season to bring freshness and relevance to the product
  • Supporting the design, print and fabric teams to identify the key shapes and product opportunities alongside developing considered cohesive packs for end use and phased drop
  • Partnering closely with the Head of Buying and Merchandising to aid the design, print and fabric teams to build collections which are both creative and commercial, using the seasonal strategy as a starting point

This is an all-encompassing role which will see you manage critical path dates, handle budgets and sign-off of collections in partnership with our Product Director. You will empower and coach a high performing team, offering assistance in both their day-to-day and the development of their skills through recognition and regular feedback.

About You

The ideal candidate for our Head of Design opportunity will be an experienced Senior Design Manager and/or Head of Design who will bring creative strength to our seasonal contemporary collections. We would need you to demonstrate seasoned people management experience, managing effectively through a team of direct reports. The ability to easily transition between planning and execution is key as is the ability to remain calm under pressure. Strong presentation skills and significant experience in a design environment is crucial for success is this role, as is a naturally collaborative and positive approach.

About Us

Across the TFG Brands, we pride ourselves on having our people at the heart of everything we do and we really believe that a career in retail is unbeatable. We will give you the tools and the time to develop your career in the direction you want to go.  Alongside that, we have some great benefits which include:

  • Phase Eight Employee Discount of 70%, and 50% discount with Hobbs and Whistles, as per the TFG Brands Discount Policy
  • Up to 28 days holiday entitlement per annum in addition to the usual public and bank holidays
  • Financial and Wellbeing support
  • Subsided gym membership
  • Enhanced Maternity package
  • Virtual GP service – unlimited access 24/7
  • Plus much more!