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Senior Manager, Commercialization, FTW

Employer
Tory Burch
Location
Dongguan, China
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

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Function
Operations
Level
Senior Manager

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JOB SUMMARY

JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBLILITY
  • Work with stakeholders across the company to ensure alignment on product goals and objectives
  • Lead and work with a team of commercialization and technicians to ensure product standards are well built and transferred for production quality and efficiency.
  • Extreme sizes and full sizes grading reviewing and approval with factory before production to mitigate potential technical risk in production.
  • Partnership with testing, production, QA and vendors for product and production risk assessments, and analyze product performance risks, collect and digest stake holder's feedback for production quality improvement.
  • Partnership with PD and vendors for alignments of grading standard and production process for on time delivery with quality
  • Review new style ideas in advance of handover for commercialization, foresee possible production problems, and work with TB and T1 technicians to resolve the problems
  • Manage progress of approved styles from handover through to full size approval, ensuring that agreed timetables for production startup are communicated effectively and achieved
  • Manage technical approval of new styles after the handover, ensure prompt and effective action is taken to resolve any problems during the process to ensure smooth production.
  • Approve pattern and component grading plan for new style, ensuring that the sample size design characteristics are faithfully represented in the full-size range of shoes intended for bulk production
  • Approve intended production process for new style, proactively working with QA on key quality control points and the quality control measures that will be used
  • Full size tooling review and approval
  • Establish shoe packaging methods and specifications that will prevent shoes from being damaged during transit and storage
  • Partnership with QA on cutting die trial, proactively working with QA team and vendors for any major production quality review for decision making.


EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
  • 15 years+ technical or commercialization experience for footwear, with 5 years+ managing experience.
  • Solid and strong commercialization and technical experiences on different type of construction including dress, casual, rainboots and fashion sneakers.
  • Strong understanding of the FTW manufacturing process from product development to production.
  • Thorough understanding of shoemaking processes and shoe making machinery and tools.
  • Good understanding different tooling manufacturing and its characteristics.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing process and limitation of outsole/bottom components such as rubber, TPU,EVA etc,
  • Detailed knowledge of shoe construction test standards and material performance requirements
  • Thorough understanding of shoe fitting principles and standards, well understanding of pattern grading principles and practices.
  • Good knowledge of cementing systems and cement application processes
  • knows well about leather grading and leather cutting practices, knowledge of shoe finishing techniques


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact thetalentteam@toryburch.com .

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