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Head of Creative Direction/Trend Forecasting (Istanbul)

Head of Creative Direction/Trend Forecasting
Istanbul, Turkey
£60, Protected content per annum
5 applications
Job type: Permanent, full-time
Date: 21 February
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High volume, fast-fashion, trend driven retailer seek to appoint a Head of Creative Design/Trend consultant to provide an in-house Central Design function to support departmental design teams and creative managers. You will have expert knowledge of young fast-fashion target customers.

*Validating key trend presentations - ensuring that all trend presentations are meeting
customer and business strategy expectations
-To supervise the research for appropriate trends for target customer groups, presenting
the findings to appropriate creative and designer groups
-Preparation of trend boards, colour palettes, key silhouettes, key colour trends, print and
embellishment trends for senior buying management teams to make informed decisions
*Coaching and mentoring - arranging appropriate coaching and mentoring, especially in
speciality groups such as denim, outerwear and knitwear, where designers may need
extra support.
-Management of a team of product development specialists
*Competency Evaluation and People Development - Evaluation of competencies and
training needs in creative managers and senior designers, reporting to buying
-Supporting all training resulting from competency analysis
-Have an active role in the recruitment process for the design team, preparing and
delivering training and development - programmes for all levels

To be successful in the role you will have a proven track record in a similar position with the ability and potential to manage a large team. You will be an expert in trend, style, silhouette and colour forecasting with credible experience in discerning and acting on customer expectations. This is an exciting time to join a rapidly growing and successful retail business where success does not go unnoticed.

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