Product Developer - Bag

Job Description

Company Overview
Big American Bag Company.

Job Description
1. Primary purpose
o 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

2. Key responsibilities
Product Development and Sample Management (40%)
o Ensure the product is developed according to Design Card to achieve design intent with
given direction from PD manager.
o Travel to sample development facilities to follow up with developments.
o Manage sample schedule and priorities.
o Partner with the materials teams to procure and manage sample materials at different
development stages.
o Follow up with sample making.
o Review and comment on samples.
o Partner with the engineering team and ensure the samples are fully engineered at all
stages and all necessary tests done.
o Supervise the commercialization of SPs and/or sample development facility with
support from engineers
Product Costing (30%)
o Support PD manager to prepare cost options for margin challenged styles. Seek for cost
saving opportunities without affecting aesthetics or functionality of the product.
o Validate yield and waste factors with the support from Leather management.
o Audit of HW quantity for priority styles.
o Involve to check Costing and negotiate with SP
Information Management and Communication (30%)
o Manage flow of information with New York and Service Providers.
o Daily communications with the New York partners; work as a global team. Update all
necessary reports and Company systems on a timely basis.
o 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

 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
IV. 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
 Proactive – Responsible and understand urgent situation for immediate action.
 Develops Self – Demonstrates openness to learn new things. Accepts and incorporates
feedback to improve performance.

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