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Sidste frist for ansøgning 19 december 2019

Design Manager

VILA , Stilling, Denmark

Design Manager

Stilling, Denmark

Apply before: 19 December 2019

Join us for a unique opportunity to truly make an impact as you take on a role with great responsibility, focused on shaping the future of VILA – a VILA 2.0.   

Moving VILA forward
These are exciting times at VILA as we are looking into developing and strengthening our brand even further – and as Design Manager, you will have a key say in defining this journey. With reference to our International Product Manager, you will lead the Design department, consisting of six highly skilled and ambitious employees. Initially, your focus will be to assess and redefine our design vision  laying out the design strategy that will bring us to the next level and create an even stronger design identity of VILA. We want to stay true to our design identity, while at the same time being in tune with the demands of our markets. As Design Manager, you will focus on enhancing the collaboration between our design and buying department,  our product team and our sales organisation, creating a setup that enables us to do collections that are on trend, yet not deviating from the core of our future brand DNA.

More specifically, your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Defining and implementing VILA’s future design vision and strategy in corporation with the International Product Manager
  • Taking ownership of building and growing the design function, including developing the team and processes
  • Ensuring a distinct product package that adheres to both our design vision and market demands
  • Leading across the organisation, ensuring alignment on collection and product strategy in close cooperation across departments and markets
  • Managing, motivating and guiding the design team on a daily basis.

Creative with strong business acumen
As a manager, you excel at communicating the vision and generating commitment around changes. You are ambitious, proactive and driven, motivated by the opportunity to exploit the untapped potential of a growing brand. You thrive on challenges, and will go to great lengths to generate results. Based on your experience spotting trends and tendencies, you are always up-to-date when it comes to product development, creating collections that are in line with our design vision and market demands. As a person, you are outgoing and positive, skilled at establishing and developing strong relations with both colleagues, B2B customers and suppliers. As a true VILA ambassador, you serve as a great inspiration to the people around you, and make them buy into your decisions.

In addition, you have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 4-6 years of relevant experience with design and sourcing from the fashion industry
  • Experience collaborating with suppliers in the far east
  • Profound experience in defining and implementing a new design vision and strategy
  • Strong management skills, including a proven track record of  leading through change management
  • Immense interest in fashion, and understanding of implementing new trends in the product development process, while staying true to the identity of the brand
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

We look forward to hearing from you
If you have any questions about the position, please contact International Product Manager Ann Stolten Møller on +45 27958209. Otherwise please send us your application as soon as possible, and no later than 19 December 2019. We review applications on an ongoing basis, and reserve the right to remove the ad, when we have found the right candidate.

Work place: Stilling, near Skanderborg.

The design philosophy of VILA is based on a feminine approach to fashion, uniting femininity with fashion and trend insights and adding a bit of sensuality.

Every single style that leaves our hands is made with a passion to create something to be proud of, and to enable someone to be proud to wear it. We strive for high quality in everything we do, through working with the best possible materials, and carefully selecting every single bit and piece of each design.

Feminine. Sensual. Simple.

VILA A/S was established in 1994 as part of BESTSELLER A/S, a 100 % family- owned company founded in 1975.

Today, VILA is sold through 120 chain stores all over Europe and 2000 multi-brand stores. VILA also covers vila.com and shop-in-shops.

For more information, please visit www.vila.com or www.about.bestseller.com.

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