[Footwear] - Senior Head Product Development

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Job Type: Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Specialization: Manufacturing & Industrial
Sub Specialization:
Contact: Han Do Dac Kha
Reference: JO-1906-419627

Responsibilities:

  • General
    • Manage the full development cycle from design, 2D drawings, 3D prototypes, pattern, samples to manufacturing.
    • Review all prototypes/samples and feedback to manufacturers in conjunction with the Collection/Production Director
    • Travel to factories overseas to ensure shoe development is in line with creative vision and price targets
    • Travel to specialised fairs / trade shows to source materials
    • Source new manufacturers and suppliers
    • Ensure that quality of construction and product finishing meets brand expectations
    • Manage the allocated season budget, update the Head of RTW on the estimated budget on a weekly basis and anticipate any extra cost
  • Development
    • Develop collection plans according to price targets, seasonal needs, previous sales data and collection budget
    • Collaborate between material suppliers, agents and factories
    • Review/update critical path on a daily basis and work closely with factories and suppliers to ensure all prototype and SMS deadlines are met
    • Ensure that materials and finished products meet price targets
    • Prepare all necessary information and specifications for sales and production phases (communication about minimums, technical details, etc.)

Essential Experience and Skills Required:

    • Education in Fashion/Footwear Design or related field.
    • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook.
    • Credible experience of technical development in all aspects of
    • Functional/Outdoor Footwear
    • Experience working with business partners in various locations.
    • Knowledge of the Portuguese language required, Italian desirable

About You:

    • Strong interpersonal skills with clear and concise written and verbal skills.
    • Excellent planning, prioritisation and organisational skills with the ability to work to set deadlines.
    • Strong attention to detail, an appreciation of colour and imagery, and the ability to lead innovation.
    • A highly self-motivated team member with a strong ability to build effective working relationships.