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Senior Manager - Design

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role



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Senior Manager – Design


We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our Liverpool FC team as a Senior Manager – Design. The main purpose of the role is to drive international sales growth and a positive brand reputation within all LFC retail channels, through the leadership of product design, in line with the overall product strategy and financial goals.


What will you be doing?


As the successful candidate you will expected to:


  1. Define the design strategy and input into the overall product strategy.
  2. Be responsible for the detailed and accurate commercial design of all LFC products and packaging.
  3. Manage the design team and their performance.
  4. Provide leadership regarding the approval of designs and work schedules of the design team.
  5. Achieve the sustainability goals of the department, through the ongoing development and improvement of product and packaging design.
  6. Drive sales within global retail partners by leading the creation of seasonal product catalogues.


Who are we looking for?


To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

Essential Knowledge


  • A proven ability to lead and execute a design strategy across multiple product categories
  • Significant experience of clothing and hardware design and development, within a global sports or lifestyle brand
  • Expert knowledge of design packages, including Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Outstanding product knowledge across the LFC product categories
  • Significant experience of graphic design
  • Varied experience in people management and leadership roles
  • Highly developed influencing and presentation skills
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of the global competitor market
  • Knowledge of a diverse range of hardware products



Essential Functional / Technical Skills


  • Substantial experience of delivering new product ranges and contributing to the commercial success of an organisation
  • Degree within a design related discipline 
  • Strong organisational skills and excellent time management
  • Ability to present accurate information in a clear manner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and working on multiple priorities
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office packages 
  • A keen interest in the business of football



Why should you apply?

  This is a Fixed-Term Contract opportunity for a period of 13 months

 This is a hybrid working role with the office based in Prescot, Liverpool

 Interviews for this role will take place on 29th April.

 To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days) and a contributory pension scheme.


You will have access to our benefits kit bag where you can get high street discounts, and a selection of benefit schemes you can join. There are opportunities to get involved with volunteering through our LFC Foundation to give back to the local community.


At Liverpool Football Club, we have an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and are always looking to making a positive difference in the communities that we operate within. We are proud of our achievements in this area; maintaining the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level, becoming a founding signatory of the Football Association’s Football Leadership Diversity Code and being recognised as a leader in this important area on and off the pitch. We take our responsibilities in this area seriously and through the work being done across the club, we are committed to increasing the diversity of our people and becoming an increasingly inclusive workplace for all. We are committed to hiring great people representative of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills across our entire business. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.


Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.






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