Senior Product Development Manager

Job Description

Company Overview
Our client is a Leading Global Leather Accessories company which has Sourcing Operations in Vietnam for their diversified Product Line, especially Luxurious and Premium Bag and Handbag.

Job Description
- Lead Development team to handle Seasonal Product Development and Sample Management with Design team (US), Global Sample Facility (China) and Factories (Vietnam).

- Ensure Design Intent is achieved with the best aesthetic samples, the most optimized costing and the best ability to smoothly transition to mass production - production friendliness.

- Negotiate costing with Factories and explore cost saving opportunity.

- Be a team-player in a GLOBAL team.

- 10 years of Product Development experience in Bag, Handbag, Accessories or Footwear and other relevant products. Leather goods experience is a plus.

- 3 - 5 years of managerial experience in global, fast-paced working environment.

- Fluent English communication.

Additional Job Information
- Strong Leadership and People Management:
You need to manage a team of senior and highly independent staffs well to achieve the team goal while being able to pull them together.

- Time Management and Stress Management Skills:
These skills is vital as Product Development happens year round with lots of overlapping timeline (and >50% Global Production is in Vietnam).

- Especially Strong Communication Skill:
Lots of high level stakeholders around you: Designer, Materials, Manufacturing, Engineering, Factories, etc. You need to be quick, clear, concise and on-point in your communication. Aggressiveness to get things done is welcome, but not the kind which leads to conflict.