Manager I, Product Development

Dongguan, China
07 Nov 2022
30 Dec 2022
Full Time
Job Duties:
1. Manage all seasonal sampling from proto to confirmation. Once style confirmed, handover to Industrialization team
2. BOM/SRF review, provide alternative option with price or construction needed to meet target price
3. Manage travel/visits to vendors to review materials, pullover's and trials to ensure final samples are correct
4. Review CBD to see areas which are driving higher cost and work with suppliers to find alternative solutions
5. Communicate development issues with AMS PD team + vendor for product with construction/material
6. Liaise with commercialization team to coordinate new construction development
7. Liaise with commercialization team to coordinate fitting approval
8. Liaise with material team to coordinate new material developments
9. Material/color checking from proto to SMS stage to ensure products are align and follow SRF/BOM
10. Manage color swatch and CFM sample approval for material purchasing and production follow up
11. Provide regular communication on supplier performance to PD Director to ensure correct allocation and take action on supplier performance
12. Develop and coach staff to improve their working knowledge & performance
13. Drive all seasonal new materials test to get positive result or override
14. Drive the buy ready process to make sure 95% complete on time
15. Perform other duties assigned by management.

1. Associate Degree or diploma in Engineering, Manufacturing, Foreign Trade and/or similar related field
2. Minimum 10 years' experience in footwear product development, preferably dealing with foreign teams. An experience in women's footwear and mid-level branded footwear is an advantage.
3. Can understand and have some knowledge for mold blueprint
4. Good knowledge about the raw material physical test, sample quality and fitting.
5. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
6. Good communication in Mandarin Chinese and English
7. Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
8. Able to work the new tooling for development independently
9. Strong costing concept and be able to provide cost saving proposal from shoe construction, pattern design, material consumption, etc.