XD Design is a young and energetic start-up which started 3 years ago under the parent company Xindao. The start was the launching of the Bobby Anti-theft backpack on Kickstarter, which became a worldwide success!

The collection of XD Design is since that moment expanded and the products are worldwide online and offline sold. The backpacks are sold in for example ‘Selfridges’ (UK), El Cortes Ingles (ES) & ‘MoMa’ (US), but also online via our own web shop www.xd-design.com directly to the consumer.

We are a global oriented brand which has his focus on Europe, North America and Asia. Besides our office in Rijswijk, we have an office in Shanghai as well and worldwide presence by our exclusive retail partners. All XD Design items are completely designed by our in in-house designers and are completely patented under the brand XD Design.

XD Design is growing fast the last years and this is just the beginning..

For our main office in Rijswijk we are looking for a:
Global Brand Communication Manager (M/F)
Retail department, fulltime

Positioning our brand XD Design in a correct way and creating a worldwide uniformity is one of the main tasks for this position. We have a clear view of our brand and where it stands for but we have to create a global communication strategy to reach our customers. The most important part of this position is to come up with communication concepts and to implement this on- and offline in order to create a worldwide uniformity for the positioning of XD Design.

You will be a part of a young & ambitious team, who all want to bring our brand XD Design to a higher level. You will report to our Global Brand Director.

Travelling will be a big part of this position; you will travel to our office in Shanghai, but you will also visit retailers, partners and fairs worldwide to ensure that we have the right global approach with our brand. The sky is the limit, new concepts and new initiatives will be encouraged and strategies will be developed on the basis of new developments in the market.

We ask:
• Enthusiasm for our brand
• Relevant work experience in a similar position in the Retail branch
• Work experience in an international environment is a plus
• Level of education: Bachelor/Master
• Fluent oral and written English
• Knowledge of the Dutch language is a plus
• Creativity and affinity with the market and our design and in communication concepts
• Decisiveness
• Environment awareness
• Experience with monitoring and recognizing market signals and trends (networking)
• You can translate needs into concepts
• Stress-resistant
• A start-up mentality (no 9 – 5 mentality)
• Pro-active and able to quickly follow up on tasks

We offer:
• An independent position
• Opportunities to travel
• An exciting ‘start-up’ work environment
• An informal working environment
• Remuneration in accordance with the market
• Good secondary terms of employment
• Flexible working hours are negotiable
• Staff discount on personal orders

If you are interested in this position and are confident you fit the description, please send your motivation and CV to Ms. M. Quist at jobs@xindao.nl.

For more information about XD Design, visit www.xd-design.com