Head of Design

Wallace Hind Talent Solutions
60000.00 GBP Annual
22 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a leading Head of Design who wants to work for a global design business? This opportunity to work with a genuine leader in Retail Design could be for you???


LOCATION: Market Harborough

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Northampton, Leicester, Corby, Kettering, Lutterworth, Rugby,


Are you an experienced Head of Design who understands the importance of really getting under the skin of client briefs and can deliver outstanding and purposeful design?

Are you a natural leader who isn't afraid to look at things differently and have an understanding of all areas of design from concept through creative, development and manufacturing?

This role is an integral part of a well-established organisation who are widely recognised within the Retail Design Sector. You will oversee the design output from concept through to production. This will involve management and direction of design, development, project management, manufacturing and installation.

You will really understand the core of a message that clients are trying to get across and also know how impactful good design can be in order to drive shoppers into store or product. You will be at the initial point of new concept and ensure the ideas on paper transform into a fully sculptured reality.

This role will allow you to have a good amount of input into the finalised products and furniture produced, in order to achieve this you will have to work within the company's parameters and manufacturing capabilities.

Knowing how to influence clients in order to ensure intelligent manufacturing and efficient production techniques are their first choice.

REQUIREMENTS - Head of Design

This role will suit a senior Design Leader i.e. Design Director / Head of Design / Chief Designer / Design Operations Manager etc.

We are looking to speak with people who have the following skill sets and ideal experience:

* Experienced Senior Design Leader
* An understanding of Retail Design
* A proven background in leading a design team
* Knowledge of manufacturing processes from design to production
* The ability to create lasting relationships
* A passion for Design and the Retail sector in particular
* A forward thinking individual who is commercially aware and keeps up to date with latest trends
* Superb client facing skills


A global retail design agency who work with leading brands and retailers to engage customers through design solutions in store.
It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Design Director / Head of Design / Chief Designer / Design Operations Manager / Lead Designer / Senior Designer / Design Manager

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Glen Brooke quoting Head of Design, reference GGB1709-59 to DD: (0) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: (0) . Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.