Helmond, The Netherlands

Job purpose:

To ensure that the creative vision and standards of the Creative Departments are maintained, understood and implemented throughout all of the Department’s tasks and projects.

The company

Our client is a Dutch design and textile printing company. Influenced by Indonesian Batik, designed in the Netherlands, it’s history and design style is a multicultural mixture of beauty and industrial craftsmanship. Founded in 1846 by Dutch entrepreneurs, It is one of the world’s most dynamic fabric design companies with a reputation for surprising creativity and global exchange. Within this exchange is the story of African women — entrepreneurs and tailors who took the prints into their hearts and culture; creating meanings around the designs and beautiful garments to express their individuality

They have been designing and manufacturing distinctive fabrics loved by African women since 1846. The specially crafted fabrics – Wax Hollandais, Super-Wax – continue to be made with time-honoured methods and materials in Helmond, the Netherlands.

Key Tasks

  • Understand and participate in the development of the creative vision

  • Manage ad hoc creative projects

  • Follow up on creative implementation as required

  • Assist and represent the Creative Director as required

  • Communicate and educate colleagues on creative policies

Standards of performance

  • The creative vision must be clearly understood and the Creative Leader must be in a position to represent the Creative direction in any given circumstance.

  • The Creative Leader can be asked to manage projects (books, brochures, guidelines, presentations) and demonstrate autonomy and the highest level of creative standards. All creative objectives and tasks must be followed up and implemented seamlessly where required.

  • The relationship with the Creative Director will allow for the Creative Leader to stand in at the same level of understanding and authority.

  • All colleagues) should understand creative policies and standards and guidelines and workshops should be created as required to bring everyone to the same level of implementation.


  • Bachelor degree in Design (any field)
  • Experience with material research, packaging and branding
  • Up to date in brands, trends and sustainability knowledge
  • You are a design driven person and a material expert
  • Curiosity and ability to explore and find opportunities that suit the African context
  • Good team worker, autonomous and organized
  • Prepared to travel, notably to Africa

Location: South of the Netherlands

Do you fit to the described profile, and are you ready for an exciting next step in your career? Please apply now with an English resume!