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(Senior) Product Development - Outdoor Handbag
- High development opportunity in famous outdoor organisaiton
- Good working environment and attractive salary
About Our Client
Our client is one of the biggest retailer within the outdoor products industry. To cope with the rapid expansion, they are welcoming an eligible and independent (Senior) Product Development in their Shenzhen office.
*Work with the development team in US, vendors and colleagues in China closely on various brands of development
*Oversee and monitor product develop in order to meet the schedule from beginning stage until mass production and delivery. Update and maintain detailed Development Tracking Report (DTR) for all models using timelines with specific target dates to ensure samples are delivered according to schedule. Provide continuous and detailed progress reports to US Product Manager
*To identify key process issues and potential production issues to the U.S. team early, providing alternative solutions to the issues. Communications with suppliers in regards to engineering changes of drawings, materials, delivery problems, etc.
*Responsible for overseeing Salesman Sample production and identifying production issues or efficiencies to the US team and Factory team.
*Continuously update product specification sheets during development and upload final approval
*Help US operation group to monitor vendor KPI's (Key Performance Indicators). Create and distribute a monthly VPR (Vendor Performance Report).
*Oversee upstream QC and Product Correctness. Able to catch issue on the production line, make corrections and report this back to the Product Developer. Coordinate and communicate with QC Team in regards to each product and potential issues during the manufacturing process.
*Work out main inspection points for inline and final inspection for the QC inspection.
*Assist in vendor sourcing and evaluation of materials / parts of the products. Reviews materials and parts for durability, quality and color accuracy. Over sight to factory testing, and that this person would report this back to the US Dev team.
*Analyze cost breakdowns, track and negotiate prices with vendors. Work on cost reduction solutions together with the US Developer.
*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Practices REI's six core values: authenticity, quality, service, respect, integrity, and balance
*Good knowledge of material consumptions and pattern making.
*Ability to review AI design drawings. To check and correct drawings and prototypes to communicate concepts effectively to vendors.
*Ability to review 2D engineering drawings for accuracy.
*Strong understanding of and experience in bag and pack development, knowledge on quality and production process control, preferable with injection, assembling and manufacturing experience.
*Technical background in pattern making and consumption calculation
*Ability to communicate and present clearly and confidently with all levels of management
*Ability to skillfully negotiate in tough situations with both internal and external groups
*Exceptional project management skill and troubleshooting on product
*Proficiency in Illustrator and Excel applications and other office software
*Basic knowledge in costing.
The Successful Applicant
*Diploma or bachelor degree or equivalent
*5+ years of experience in the area(s) in bag and pack development experience
*Proficient in MS Office; Word, Excel, Illustrator and Photoshop. Able to understand 2D drawings and 3D models is a plus
*Fluent in written and spoken English, Tagalog and Putonghua
*Ability to travel independently and for extended periods
What's on Offer
*Good team culture and working atmosphere
*High quality professional development platform