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Developer, Product Development

Dongguan, China
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what's possible.

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands - Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman - was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We're always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Product Development, assist on all PD assignments from early development to CS sign off and support the Manager, Product Development with execution of full range of PD work.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Product Development to...
  • Assist in the product development process from early development until commercialization through all types of sampling: prototypes, line presentation sample, Brand Activation sample. Ensure timely delivery execution as required by design.
  • Support to handle special technique; printing, laser, emboss....and all special product executions.
  • Follow up all leather/material/components/hardware with cross-functional teams, liaise with factories throughout the product development process.
  • Work closely with the engineering team to enforce the quality standard for the products. Check quality and execution of samples before sending to NY. Work out potential risk issues and help set up testing and trials when necessary to prevent problems in an early stage.
  • Build connectivity between cross-functional team such as strategy costing team, LM team, MM team, HW team and production team to exchange information during the whole development process. Ensure samples use correct materials and components that meet Coach Quality standards.
  • Lead handover meetings with cross-functional teams; PM-, costing-, and engineering to provide design details, potential quality risks, special executions and long lead time collections on each intro.
  • Update all necessary reports to the specified deadlines in EC-Vision system.
  • Check planning team for allocation- and monthly transfer list to ensure these are accurate, handle transfer development.
  • Visit SPs to cross check all the samples execution to ensure all samples are correct before send

The accomplished individual will possess...
  • 1 or 2 years' experience in product development in handbags, wallets or accessories industries. Branded experience preferred. Or top talent fresh graduate students are welcome.
  • Problem solving for unforeseen quality issues in production lines and at finish goods inspection is a routine part of this role.
  • Analysis & Decision making to acceptability of products due ship is a routine part of the role and must take account of Coach's quality standards
  • Hard working, well organized, proactive, team and result-orientated, flexible and the capable to follow up design requirement independently and effectively.
  • Good communication, negotiation, cooperation and problem solving skills. Attentive to details and problem mindset is prerequisite
  • Good knowledge in bag or fashion accessories making process and familiar with fabric and leather.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment with multi-cultural members.
  • Good computer skills including excel, word and power point.

Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage : Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity : Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity : Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy : Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility : Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others : Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams : Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at


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