Mens RTW Designer Own Label

YOOX, launched in 2000, is the world's leading online lifestyle store for fashion, design and art, offering a never-ending selection including: hard-to-find clothing and accessories from the world's most prestigious designers, exclusive capsule collections, eco-friendly fashion, a unique assortment of home design objects, rare vintage finds, books and a curated selection of compelling and collectable artworks.
YOOX is "Powered by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP", which has offices and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, delivering in more than 100 countries around the world and ensuring an exceptional level of customer service
Key Responsibilities:
Be the driving force behind the creative product direction of the brand
Provide strong and consistent product direction, owning the process of balancing the range to include development of seasonal key looks, fashion items and essential pieces appropriate for the YOOX Customer.
Be a strategic business manager, overseeing the design processes, demonstrating best practice
Build effective relationships and Influence effectively at all levels to inspire and debate key issues in order to get the best commercial results
Demonstrate full ownership and responsibility for the output of the team.
Produce detailed and comprehensive briefs for fabric mills and garment suppliers
Innovate and support new block and fit developments
Research, select and develop new trims, labels etc. in line with the Private Label strategy
Work with the Buying, Merchandising & Garment Technology Teams to deliver briefs and sampling in line with critical path requirements
Work closely with the Creative Director, Senior Buyer & Merchandiser to generate and communicate key product direction and brand 'handwriting'
Continuously critique and develop new ideas to move the brand forward to stay ahead of the competition
Display an in-depth, customer-focused knowledge of market and trends
Contribute to the successful management of product-focused aspects of key events such as Press Days
Define and communicate a clear vision of the future and translate this into understandable goals and targets
Build a strong team with a focus on succession planning
Lead ad hoc cross functional/brand-wide projects
Skills & Experience
BA or equivalent in fashion design
Experience in working as a menswear designer
Strong eye for product, fabric, color, fit and trend in the YOOX Own Label competitive market.
Proficiency in design software including Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD
Self-direction; ability to communicate findings, make recommendations, and facilitate change
Strong facilitation skills ? ability to lead the group through effective ideation collation of output
Demonstrable experience in People Management - ability to gain trust, respect and confidence quickly and effectively
Ability to initiate and build strong relationships with both internal and external partners
Experience of working to deadlines as part of a design and product development team
Understanding of the entry luxury market and has a good understanding of finishing and fabric idea development
Passion for product and translate this into unique and commercial product ranges in line with YOOX brand values
Experience in woven, jersey and knitted garments for Mens RTW, plus suede and leather, canvas and technical fabrics for both outwear and accessories.

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