Senior Product Developer - Footwear

Country :
Hong Kong
Region :
Hong Kong Island
Town :
HONG KONG ISLAND, HONG KONG
Category :
Production - Quality
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Experience :
2 to 5 years
Job reference n° :
AAIC-246430_1515392405

Company description

Senior Product Developer, Footwear

Job description

Senior Product Developer, Footwear

Responsibilities:

* Create and execute departmental strategies with our suppliers and create focused footwear ranges that get bought in selections, driving the sales/
* Maintain market awareness and stay updated with the footwear trends, catwalk shows
* Work in collaboration with HQ buying and design teams to understand the needs of customer. Use this information to deliver best products and ensure those are fit for purpose and cost parameters are achieved
* Source and negotiate with potential vendors / suppliers for best price, sample development
* Interact and work closely with Merchandising and Technical team to ensure the product offer by providing excellent service and quality on sourcing, sampling, costing, quality and report to Footwear Manager regularly on the status of samples source and development
* Actively manage sourcing & development critical path and deal with issues professionally

Requirements:

* Degree holder in related disciplines
* Strong design or development background in footwear for EU/UK market is a must
* Good fashion sense and product knowledge of footwear sourcing, product development with good vendors network in Southern China or Southeast Asia would be an advantage
* Ability to demonstrate proactive sales driven approach with high initiative, energy and passion
* Strong ability to present with confidence and passion, key footwear trends to Buyers, Designers, Managers, Directors. Have the ability to be an influential presenter
* Good team player, with strong leadership & management skills and good problem solving techniques
* Proficiency in spoken and written in English, Mandarin would be an advantage
* Travelling to China is required