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Head of Menswear Design

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
8 Jun 2024

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We are now looking for a Head of Menswear Design to join our Menswear team. This role will work in close collaboration with the Head of Menswear and will report into the Design Director. Our Menswear department includes many of the garment groups that COS has become renowned for including tailoring, outdoor, denim, knitwear & jersey, and accessories.

As a Head of Menswear Design at COS, you will have a strong visionary and strategic mind-set, being responsible to deliver the company vision that is set by our Design Director, being able to translate the vision into the collection plan. You will drive targets clearly for your department and lead your design team in the creative work. In this role you are responsible for building and driving a strong assortment, providing products that sits in a complete wardrobe, that meets our customer requirements and the COS aesthetic. You are responsible to drive the selling in line with the business strategy, to generate meaningful growth and profitability.

You are ultimately responsible for the department’s best customer offer, design, quality and for the collection throughout all channels ensuring the department meets its season critical path deadlines.

What you will do:

  • Be a visionary and creative leader, driving the COS menswear collection for each season and the future.
  • Set a clear inspiring and strategic creative direction to your team, to deliver on meaningful growth and profitability.
  • Collaborate and have a cross functional approach to set and deliver the total assortment strategy.
  • Display analytical and creative vision to secure the customer experience.
  • Research and act on future trend sand customer shifts that will strengthen our customer offer.
  • Able to inspire, motivate and empower your team, lead them by having a knowledgeable overview, building a highly creative team.
  • Create a compelling Global Menswear collection in line with our Brand ID.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Pattern and Atelier team, managing the shape development and fitting process, ensuring the critical path deadline are met.


The ideal candidate is a highly experienced Head of Design for Menswear who will bring creative strength and newness to each collection. You will have a high strategic level and able demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Alignment to our company values is the most important characteristic we look for in all new joiners. Our values are the behaviours that we appreciate above and beyond anything else. We are open-minded and curious, we dare to be different, we believe in constant improvement and we empower and trust you to take ownership. Our values are part of who we are, what we stand for and how we act.

What you need to succeed:

  • 15+ years’ experience working in fashion design, leading design teams for a global company.
  • Degree in Fashion Design
  • Strong luxury fashion intelligence, essential to have worked with premium fabrics having excellent eye to detail.
  • Wide technical knowledge and a great understanding of textiles, garment making & fit.
  • Excellent eye for colour, detail, and proportion.
  • High level of awareness and knowledge of current and future trends.
  • Strong grasp of sustainable fashion solutions, material innovation and product development.
  • Strong team player and inspiring communicator.
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and creative environment.

Please kindly note that in order for us to consider your application, you will need to include a portfolio or examples of your work most suited to the COS design aesthetic.

Additional information

This is a full-time permanent contract based at our Head Office in London.


We offer all our employees attractive benefits with extensive development opportunities around the globe. All our employees receive a 25% staff discount usable on all our H&M Group brands in stores and online. In addition to our staff discount, all our employees are included in our H&M Incentive Program – HIP. You can read more about our H&M Incentive Program here.

In addition to this UK based colleagues also receive:

  • Up to 25 days holiday  
  • Annual health checks 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Discounts on various activities and financial/lifestyle products via our benefits hub  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Employee assistance via retail trust   
  • Private health & dental care 

Inclusion & Diversity

At COS we’re determined to create and maintain inclusive, diverse and equitable workplaces throughout our organisation. Our teams should consist of a variety of people that share and combine their knowledge, experience and ideas. Having a diverse workforce leads to a positive impact on how we address challenges, on what we perceive possible and on how we choose to relate to our colleagues and customers all over the world. Hence all diversity dimensions are taken into consideration in our recruitment process. 

Company Description

About COS: Since our launch in 2007 we have opened stores and sell online in over 40 countries worldwide. Our collection offers elevated essentials, iconic pieces and innovative design. The creative soul of the brand is visualised through our storytelling, seasonal runway shows and connect with contemporary culture to create an experience beyond the expected. From the beginning, our design ethos has always put lasting style, quality and sustainability first. Today 92% of the materials in our collection are more sustainably sourced.

Ready to apply? Click on the I’M INTERESTED link where you can upload your CV securely. Once we have received your application, we will keep you updated regularly about the status of your application so please look out for our email.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


COS collections combine lasting quality with timeless design; clean silhouettes, innovative techniques and functional details.

Offering reinvented classics and wardrobe essentials that are designed to be worn beyond the season, collections comprise ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes for women, men and children alongside a curated range of furniture, books and homeware items by external designers and makers.

Part of the H&M group, COS launched in 2007 with a flagship store on London’s Regent Street. Since then the brand has opened stores worldwide in carefully considered locations, applying an architectural design concept that preserves buildings’ original features whilst creating a modern interior space. Across store and online retail, COS is available in over 30 markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and the Middle East.

The brand’s seasonal collections draw inspiration from a broad range of influences including architecture, design and art. As a reflection of these influences, COS is committed to supporting the world of art and design through collaboration. Working with established and emerging artists, studios and galleries all over the world, COS creates unique brand projects that celebrate creativity and innovation. Recent partners include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, architect Sou Fujimoto, the Donald Judd Foundation and filmmaker artists Lernert & Sander. 





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