Assistant Styling Manager - Menswear - Fixed Term Contract

Assistant Styling Manager - Menswear - Fixed Term Contract

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative? Are you searching for a fast-paced, creative role that gives you the opportunity to elevate and maintain a fresh and forward-thinking brand identity? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career, as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work? 

 

If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! 

Role Responsibility

As an Assistant Styling Manager, you will lead and implement the Selfridges creative vision through the execution and management of the Menswear Online Photoshoots, ensuring that all styling is aspirational, on brand and Selfridges appropriate. You will act as a member of management within the Styling team; sharing knowledge, guiding the Stylists and Assistants with the styling process and to support Styling Manager – Menswear overseeing the team. This role is key to supporting the Styling Manager in all aspects of the studio process and being a point of contact in their absence. You will inspire and educate the team developing individual’s skills, leading the team to deliver exceptional, creative imagery, as well as demonstrate and maintain best practices, not only to achieve high standards of styling and imagery but also to maintain agreed efficiencies within the studios.

As an Assistant Styling Manager, you will:

• Manage Menswear Stylists, leading and encouraging their development through training and feedback, as well as conduct 1-2-1’s and annual reviews for direct reports, retaining and developing key talent.

• Sub edit daily contact sheets, working to high-capacity daily deadlines to ensure all styling is dynamic, aspirational, on brand and in keeping with our in-house style guides.

• Create and maintain menswear character guides, updating seasonally.

• Maintain and update menswear Style Guides to ensure visual quality and consistency across imagery.

• Supporting with briefing in new season following shows and buying seasonal downloads

• Organise and lead training sessions and styling workshops with the styling team and wider photostudio department. 

• Liaise with the Buying teams to ensure brand imagery consistent with the business & brand vision.

• Work closely with the Head of Art Direction – Photostudio, casting and the Production team to ensure brand-appropriate models are booked, carrying out model castings and composing draft Call Sheets.

• Overseeing daily ecommerce shoots and ensuring the creative styling vision is being executed and aligned.

• Leading weekly team meetings, in the Styling Managers absence.

• Driving team moral, implementing best practice, sharing successes and initiatives.

• Manage the Menswear Styling team in the Styling Managers absence.

• Liaise with photography, art direction, retouch, product and copy teams to ensure daily production targets are met and implement most efficient ways of working.

• Update and maintain studio wardrobe (both own bought and sample) and consumables.

• Lead and inspire, living the Selfridges values.

The Ideal Candidate

This role requires a person with excellent brand knowledge and a very strong creative visual focus, as well as possessing strong organisational skills and attention to detail.

• Previous experience in a Senior or Styling Manager role

• Excellent communication skills and confidence in giving direction

• Strong fashion, editorial and brand/competitor knowledge

• Luxury Ecommerce experience

• A problem solver who is confident in decision making, organised and detail orientated.

• Ability to influence, manage and develop junior members of the team

• Confident and articulate ability to liaise with senior management and parallel departments.

• Strong organisation skills, with a pro-active ‘can do’ attitude

• Good time management within a busy and pressured environment

• Flexibility with willingness to go the extra mile.

• A forward thinker who is equipped to embrace the demands of a rapidly growing business.

About the Company

Our Creative Spirit 

We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome. 

Our Awards Cabinet 

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.  

Our Future 

Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences. 

Everyone is welcome

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome - irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.

The Fun Stuff  

There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year. 

Other benefits and rewards include:

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme 
  • Discounted gym memberships 
  • Pension contributions  
  • Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes 
  • A volunteer day for all team members 
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development

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