Location: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City
Posted: 09/03/2020
Salary: Attractive package
Job Function: Developer
Industry: Consumer Goods
Sub-Industry: Footwear/Bags
Reference: JO-190709-195900

Your Future Employer

Big American Bag Company.

Your Key Responsibilities

1. Primary purpose

  • Work with New York Headquarter, Sample Development Facilities, Service Providers and Cross-functional teams to develop and commercialize high quality products up to Company standards and required cost margin according to the Product Development Timeline.

2. Key responsibilities

  • Product Development and Sample Management (40%)
  • Ensure the product is developed according to Design Card to achieve design intent withgiven direction from PD manager.
  • Travel to sample development facilities to follow up with developments.
  • Manage sample schedule and priorities.
  • Partner with the materials teams to procure and manage sample materials at different development stages.
  • Follow up with sample making.
  • Review and comment on samples.
  • Partner with the engineering team and ensure the samples are fully engineered at all stages and all necessary tests done.
  • Supervise the commercialization of SPs and/or sample development facility with support from engineers

Product Costing (30%)

  • Support PD manager to prepare cost options for margin challenged styles. Seek for cost saving opportunities without affecting aesthetics or functionality of the product.
  • Validate yield and waste factors with the support from Leather management.
  • Audit of HW quantity for priority styles.
  • Involve to check Costing and negotiate with SP Information Management and Communication (30%)
  • Manage flow of information with New York and Service Providers.
  • Daily communications with the New York partners; work as a global team. Update all necessary reports and Company systems on a timely basis.
  • Lead handover meetings with Quality Management and Service Providers to provide technical information, critical quality areas, special executions… after completion development of the product.

3. Dimensions

  • Reports to: Senior Manager/Manager, Product Development
  • Interacts with:
    • Internally: New York Headquarters
    • Production Management
    • Quality Management
    • Materials Management (Fabric and Hardware)
    • Leather Management
    • Externally: Raw Material Suppliers
    • 3rd party outsource suppliers
    • Service Providers
    • Sample Development Facility

Our Key Requirements

  • College Graduate
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in product development in handbags, accessories, footwear or related industries; Branded experience preferred.
  • Product development, costing and manufacturing experience in leather goods preferred.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Strong communication skills in written and oral English

Key Competencies

  • Team work – need to be play a role as part of the team.
  • Communication Skill – understand and able to address the issues to the right parties.
  • Ownership – take ownership of the process and drive the result.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability – be ready for any change management and open for improvement.
  • Proactive – Responsible and understand urgent situation for immediate action.
  • Develops Self – Demonstrates openness to learn new things. Accepts and incorporates feedback to improve performance.