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Head of Design – Ski/Outdoor (m/f)

Head of Design – Ski/Outdoor (m/f) – killtec

Background

For 35 years, the company killtec has been developing collections for sports and leisure with lots of passion and experience. More than 130 employees work at the headquarters in Buchholz in der Nordheide close to Hamburg, who focus mainly on design, product development and product technology.

The brand programme consists of the core brand killtec and the brand G.I.G.A. DX, which has been on the market since 2007. The products of this line stand for casual, sporty fashion with a distinct lifestyle orientation.

The product palette at killtec encompasses functional clothing. Ski sports and outdoors are the core competencies of the company, and current fashionable trends are always incorporated in the design too.

All products distinguish themselves by their intricate details and their excellent value for money, as is confirmed time and again by our enthusiastic customers. With killtec products, pleasure and fun during sports activities and in everyday life are a given.

The role

Killtec is looking for the Head of Design – killtec collection Ski/Outdoor – Adults.
You will be based in Buchholz (close to Hamburg), Germany, and will report to the CEO.

Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the design of the collection and its success on the market – killtec collection Ski/Outdoor
  • Creating style guides
  • Conduct active trend research, analysis and implementation of trends with regard to colour, form, function, material and production costs/price to develop a strong product roadmap
  • Responsibility for the product portfolio and collection development
  • Manage budget for ski/outdoor for killtec segment
  • Development and accompaniment of the product from concept to proto, collection handover, production to delivery to the POS
  • Close cooperation with the purchasing office in Asia and visits of suppliers
  • Close coordination/collaboration with Sales/Marketing and Purchasing

Qualifications & Skills

  • Completed studies in textile design or comparable
  • Several years of comparable industry and management experience
  • Safe in the design of fashionable sports textiles (skis, functional clothing, outdoor) and high identification with the assortment
  • Several years of professional experience in collection development
  • Creative, passionate, proactive and straightforward person who likes to work in a team and motivates the team
  • Good feeling for trends and idea generator
  • Impeccable communications skills/persuasiveness – building long-term relationships, hands on mentality
  • Natural authority
  • Able to work under pressure and to handle seasonal workload peaks
  • Excellent command of the English language & ideally German
  • Willingness to international travel

How to Apply

To apply, you should send the following via the Apply Now button:

  • Letter of application highlighting relevant experience
  • Up to date curriculum vitae

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Tagged as: Design, Germany, Hamburg, Head of Design, outdoor, Outdoor Apparel, Ski

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