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SPOTTED: Head of Technical Product Development Jersey (m/f/d)

Hugo Boss
Stuttgart, Delaware, Germany
Closing date
6 Mar 2023

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Our vision is to establish HUGO BOSS as the leading premium tech-driven fashion platform worldwide and to be one of the top 100 global brands. At HUGO BOSS, we work as a team to apply our knowledge, skills and experience together and create a diversity of ideas and solutions. What unites us? We love fashion, we change fashion!

At HUGO BOSS, you have the opportunity to contribute your personality, ideas and creativity - because only when we break new ground together can we create something unique. Become part of our team of more than 14.000 employees worldwide and shape your future at HUGO BOSS!

To complete our Leisurewar Departmentwe are looking for aHead of Technical Product Development Jersey (m/f/d).

What you can expect:

  • Responsible for building and leading technical product development team (fabric research, trend research, development with sustainability focus, optimization of supply chain process during development and production, exploration of new technologies)
  • Implementation of creative specifications under consideration of the strategic guidelines, margins, and savings targets including the bulk release
  • Ensures an optimal development process to implement the best possible product development in compliance with costing, speed and sustainability
  • Establish and maintain an international network and collaborative business relationships with vendors/suppliers within the supply chain (fabric mills, technology companies, chemical industries, collaborations and more)
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the modular tool box for all brand and gender lines
  • Participate in determining the strategic direction of the responsible product group supply chain, with strong focus and know-how of global supplier selection and relevant capabilities
  • Lead and set up of the team, establish stakeholder presence, develop team's operational processes and cross functional engagement
  • Encourage team members agile, collaborative and ownership mindset to secure delivery of strategy with cross functional stakeholders
  • Create risk mitigation competencies within team and supplier strategy

Your profile:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Textile/Apparel
  • Experience in Product Development environment +10years and 5 years in equivalent leadership position
  • Very strong product and technical knowledge
  • Must be able to anticipate and mitigate risks/issues and demonstrate strong problem-solving capabilities to departments
  • Strong analytical skills to translate development activities into specific performance indicators
  • Fluency in English is required, ideally also in German.
  • Strong influencing skills, decision making, strategic thinking, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • High level of commitment, ability to multitask and change management skills
  • Inspiring and motivating leader

Your benefits:
  • Made for Me: three days in Metzingen and two days working remotely. Our hybrid working model "Threedom of work" is as individual as your personal needs.
  • Today. Tomorrow. Always. Sustainability is one of our key values, and more than just a trend. We are committed to environmental, animal and climate protection, and human rights.
  • Does innovation drive you? Same for us! We have digitized most of our workflows and almost fully automated our logistics centres.
  • Exclusive discounts for shopping and arts: benefit from discounts for family and friends along with free entrance to more than 15 international art museums.
  • High-performing people need a healthy balance. Take advantage of the employee gym, the beach volleyball field or yoga classes on the rooftop terrace.
  • As a fashion company, we value good taste in everything - including food. Welcome to our own restaurant and café, Times.

We are a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. Our inclusive culture embraces each person's authenticity and individuality. We are committed to equal employment opportunity. And we believe our equitable work environment helps unleash your full potential and inspires you to thrive.

Do you feel it's time for a new challenge at HUGO BOSS? If so, we look forward telling you all about this job opportunity in a personal conversation. Please contact Thorsten Fritz (THORSTEN_FRITZ@HUGOBOSS.COM), Human Resources.


HUGO BOSS is one of the leading companies in the upper premium segment of the global apparel market with some 14,000 employees around the world. Diversity is what shapes our company and makes us strong. People from a wide range of different nationalities put their knowledge, skills and experience to work for HUGO BOSS. This ensures an impressive variety of ideas and solutions. What unites us is our passion for our products and pride in our work.

Our vision is to be the most desirable premium fashion & lifestyle brand, and therefore we put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

In order to address customers clearly and consistently, we offer two brands: BOSS and HUGO. While they are clearly distinguishable from each other in terms of their individual attributes and target customer, both brands embody our values of quality and fit, innovation and sustainability.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to advance your career as an expert or executive and are passionate about the fashion and lifestyle industry, you’ve come to the right place. Take the next step and find the perfect job for you.

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