Be responsible for all stages (ie. initial Line Review, Final Line Review, SMS, SMU…) of the development of shoes within mentioned categories.
Based on design and concept briefs from design/product managers be responsible for the timely development of the full range of briefed styles from sketch to SMS ensuring that we meet target prices, as well as follow color matching and material descriptions.
Be an active part of the Product Development team.
Work closely with our partners in to ensure the making of samples runs smoothly and that samples at each stage will look amazing.
Together with Country Manager continuously evaluate and suggest improvements to products from a quality or price perspective.
Together with Country Manager continuously evaluate and suggest improvements to processes.
The Product Developer shall receive the tech packs (TP) from HQ, read and understand it, evaluate the factories capabilities to develop the product according to the TP, suggest changes or improvements to be done at the product.
Meet with the factory to handover the TP to them; go through every single project in detail, clarifying any query or concern the factory may have.
Follow up on each style, pattern making, alternative material selection for the first prototypes, stitching, assembling and sole attachment until the product is finished which shall first be evaluate for PD and the factory comparing to agree on what changes needs to be done in order to achieve the look which is requested in TP as well to meet the expected target prices.
Any tooling blueprints (BP) or new Lasts, will need to be reviewed and approved with Country Manager (CM) prior to any further steps, the CM will guide PD through any technical concerns and price revisions needed.
The Product Developer will ensure all materials are correct and all colors match with the pantone numbers specified, before sample making.
After samples making a final check is required and any deviations that may appear, should be clearly informed to CM and HQ in order to keep the transparency and helping everyone to make the right decisions.
Working time: Monday to Friday, from 8AM to 5PM
Asians - could be Philipino, Vietnamese, Thai….
At least 3 years of Outdoor footwear development (Prefer candidate who has experience in the Footwear industry and water-proofing materials).
Building long-term relationships with the company.
Bonus scheme: base on the company performance will add to loyalty bonus, which could be some percentage of salary increase every year.
Possibility to travel to the different countries following the development process.
The solid company which appreciates long term relationship with our staff.