Assistant Manager, Material R&D (Handbag)

Recruiter
PVH
Location
Dongguan, China
Posted
11 May 2022
Closes
29 Jul 2022
Ref
PVH1USR31080WDINTERNALENGLOBALEXTERNAL
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
Job Duties:
  • Attend relevant trade fairs and trend shows and conduct competitor shopping and inspiration with the design team, as needed (research and analyze market trends).
  • Develop ACC R&D process, including timelines and requirements to inject into seasonal collections and own and manage the R&D calendar.
  • Understand creative thinking process by working with creative & design directors to ensure innovation/newness.
  • Ensure effective pricing/costing and quality assurance.
  • Responsible for managing and monitoring physical & digital material & hardware libraries (including usage tracking).
  • Develop, report, and proactively manage R&D KPIs (including R&D capacity planning btw factories and design).
  • Focus on newness: support design/PD in trials/testing, etc.
  • Interpret and develop design teams' ideas from concept and idea to samples/swatches (technical PD knowledge).
  • Create synergies across categories (apparel, softs, etc.).
  • Source and develop material/trims/hardware (with suitable price points).
  • Ensure products are developed correctly, with workable lead times for development and on-time delivery.
  • Understanding of seasonal calendar deadlines/timelines.
  • Liaising with BO teams and direct vendors on material developments/projects.
  • Ensure alignment with cross-functional teams across the R&D function (i.e., design, PD, material team, and central trims).
  • Perform other duties assigned by management.

Requirements:
  • Graduate in fashion-oriented degree (preferred).
  • At least 10 years' experience within a fashion (accessories focus) development environment with technical material/PD background.
  • Experience working in EU fashion market.
  • Fluency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
  • Strong technical material and PD knowledge (e.g., textile, leather, non-leather, trims, hardware, etc.).
  • Strong understanding of design industry and fashion brand awareness.
  • Experience working with international brands and international designers.
  • Solution and action oriented with ability to thrive in a fast-paced, complex environment.
  • Highly organized, process/structure oriented, with understanding of key project management principles.
  • Ability to work within a product lifecycle management system (i.e., PLM).
  • Strong creative thinking skills with understanding of sustainability and innovation (a PLUS)
  • Strongrelationshipmanagementskillstomanagekeystakeholdersandnegotiatewithfactories/vendors.

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