Materials Manager (Footwear)

Dongguan, China
26 Jan 2022
06 Apr 2022
Full Time
Position Summary: A strong leading role to support Footwear material development/production within PVH as well as driving Corporate Initiatives within the brands.

Job Duties:
  • Leading Material Team on global sourcing strategy
  • Responsible for all new material development to support sample delivery on time with reasonable price
  • Responsible for all new material physical test tracking and working with PD team for test failure
  • Responsible for all Corporate Initiatives on Sustainability, Environmental Impact to manage the implementation of Sustainable Product Traceability.
  • Responsible for technical Engineering support on Construction/manufacturing process/new development
  • Responsible for on time purchase planning to support sample/bulk production
  • Advise on construction / best practice for innovative materials
  • Liaise with Costing team on consumption / target cost
  • Liaise with PD / Tooling team to identify new/innovative technical processes, techniques
  • Responsible for leading the technical development of new materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining Raw material Library(ongoing process)
  • Manage inventory/liability
  • Consolidate core material data base
  • Perform other duties assigned by management.

  • Associate Degree or above.
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in brandy footwear material sourcing and minimum 3 years management experience
  • 2-3 years footwear product development experience is a must.
  • Strong knowledge of sustainability, knowledge of material manufacturing and procurement
  • An experience in fashion footwear and mid-level branded footwear is an advantage.
  • Good communication & negotiations skills in English and Chinese Mandarin
  • Good MS Office skills (Excel and Word)
  • Creative to provide cost saving suggestions and being open minded to adopt changes for the best product
  • Be flexible with office and factory development centers as well as the Dongguan office. Be willing to travel when required.