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Head of Design - Airline & Hospitality Amenities (Expat Welcome)Become Recruitment
Head of Design - Airline & Hospitality Amenities (Expat Welcome)Become Recruitment
Job Highlights
  • Good salary & bonus; insurance; expat-friendly
  • Good work-life balance, international setup
  • Opportunities to cross-over w/ large luxury brands
Job Description

Are you a Design Director/Creative Director with a solid background in Accessories/Small Handbags/Promotional Kits/Amenities looking to join a international Design Studio as the Head of Creative/Design level and work on projects for large international blue chip brands in the airline and travel industries while collaborating with some of the most famous luxury brands?

Are you an Expat with the right skills (including the Chinese language skills) but had been struggling to find a right job in Hong Kong because no one would sponsor your working visa? 

Well, I think I have the right solution for you, and probably is the only one like this in Hong Kong at the moment.

The Company:

A major international design studio, servicing mainly the hospitality and airline sector is looking for a Head of Design to help them develop and design Amenity Kits for various airlines and hotels, with frequent cross-over opportunities with luxury high-fashion European and other world-famous designer brands


You get:

  • A job; a working visa
  • Very competitive salary package
  • Good work-life balance
  • High level of job security
  • Regional exposure, very international company
  • Opportunity to collaborate with luxury high-fashion brands


The Job:

  • Reporting to the CEO and working closely with CMO of the Hong Kong office (regional HQ), you will be responsible for supervising a Design team dedicated to yourself, to deliver overall creation and design of amenity kits (bags, socks, eyeshades, dental kits and other general amenities), mainly for airlines.
  • The design will orbit around the bag(s) itself. You come up with the theme, targeted brands to collaborate with, the design, fabric, functionality and whatnot of the bag, then liaising with the rest of the design and product/sourcing team to come up with the final product
  • Understand pricing, strength and weakness of various material and processes, capabilities/capacities of factories
  • Project manage the entire process from sampling to final delivery, including quality checks
  • Make sure products are to the requirements of the clients: specifications, budget, and delivery time
  • Work closely with Brand Partnership team to design fashion/lifestyle branded products under license
  • Visiting trade shows for new ideas and inspiration
  • Presenting products to Sales team, or together with the Sales team to the client(s)
  • Writing project briefs for new product development and existing product refreshes
  • Stay up-to-date with the market trend and competitor movements



Are you right?

  • Got a Degree or non degree tertiary education, preferably in Design or an Art related subject
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in the design of amenities, accessories, handbags, promotional kits or similar
  • Experience in working with factories, sample rooms, vendors, etc.
  • Preferably proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Interest in the airline and hospitality industry
  • Organized, with the ability to multi-task
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, yet with the ability to collaborate with other functions internally and externally
  • Expat from Europe or North America very much welcomed and preferred (as in to bring in different vision and perspectives in designs)
  • Good English required, fluent Chinese very essential but can be compensated by other skills


If you are a Senior Design Director/Creative Director with experience in the design of accessories, handbags, promotional kits looking for a raise and the opportunity to join an international company (especially if you're an expat with the right skills but struggling to find a job in Hong Kong), do get in touch with Become today to find out more about this role

Additional Information
Career Level
Years of Experience
10 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Dental insurance, Double pay, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Travel allowance
Company details

Since 1997, we’ve been bringing our clients from across the creative industry the talented people they’re looking for. 

Creatives, digital gurus, artworkers, production people, account handling wizards… our team expertly recruits for the roles that keep the creative process turning. 

The key to our success is all in the approach. We aim to build successful, long-term relationships with both our clients and candidates. It’s about carefully matching the right person and skills to the right role and company. The art of recruitment. 

From London and Manchester to Sydney and Melbourne and now Hong Kong, whether you’ve known us as Mac|People, Creative|People, The Recruitment Business or now as Become. Through all the changes and challenges, some things stay the same. We understand our industry, we understand our candidates and we understand our clients too.

*Become is a member of the Empresaria Group.