Product Design Manager

England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
21 Jun 2018
19 Jul 2018
Rebecca Jess
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

The role is for Product Design Manager based in Newcastle. The client are looking for candidates who are well rounded designers, have a passion for product design and brands as well as experience in a diverse range of design functions.

Client Details

The client based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and within the retail sector.


The Product Design Manager will be responsible for the following:
  • Oversee the development of collaborative products with brand partners from concept to final production and all aspects of market activation
  • Lead the product design team in production of designs and line art to communicate design concepts
  • Present design / concept boards to communicate design and ideas around projects
  • Delegate tasks within SMU projects to other members of design team
  • Create supporting artwork that illustrates design concepts and tells stories to the consumer
  • Work with the business and brand partners to understand market needs and design to product briefs
  • Ensure deadlines and launch dates are met
  • Aid the development of marketing activation stories considering store activation's, image making, copy and any other additional content
  • Keep up to date on budget and spends of each project
  • Manage multiple projects at various stages in the process, ensuring the smooth movement of work flow through the product design process
  • Keep abreast of market trends and consumer needs
  • Check work of the design team to make sure colour, materials and components used in product designs are satisfactory to the company's style and standard
  • Maintain tech packs and other materials to hand-off to brand partners for sample manufacturing
  • Lead sample review sessions
  • Working to tight time scales and meeting deadlines


The successful Product Design Manager will have the following demonstrable skills and experience:
  • A Bachelors degree in fashion, product or industrial design (or similar degree within the arts)
  • Advanced level Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Fashion-focused and trend aware with keen interest in branded products
  • Experience within the Footwear and apparel product design would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication, organisational and presentation skills
  • Ability to receive design critique and respond with multiple solutions
  • Understanding of materials and their application to footwear and apparel designs
  • Understanding of material development processes and construction
  • Passionate and driven individual, who can demonstrate their enthusiasm for product design and an active interest in footwear
  • Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills
  • Confident, personable and a team player
  • Excellent product and industry knowledge
  • Strong team player as well as ability to work independently
  • Experience in fashion image making welcome

Job Offer

Excellent opportunity for a Product Designer, salary up to £35k DOE

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