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Senior Manager Fabric Development Apparel

Country : Area Hong Kong Area Hong Kong

Region : Kowloon

Town : Hong Kong

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy and all genders are welcome. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

Job description

  • Act as the Go-To person for material research on newness and trends in the region for each season. Be a key team player to collaborate and co-ordinate with Material teams at Business Unit level to deliver each season needs from global creative direction
  • T2 Mill management: New vendor onboard training / KPI delivery management
  • Manage timeline execution on new initiative for cross Business Units and standardization
  • Be the key partner to work with Material teams at Business Unit level and/or at Source level on cross-business-unit material projects
  • Build and execute mill allocation for overall material sourcing strategy, sustainability target and traceability requirements, which align with product sourcing strategy
  • Responsible for cross-business-unit core material negotiation
  • Be the bridge between Innovation team, Material teams at Business Unit level and at Source level
  • Partner with Senior Manager Technical Material Apparel to resolve all materials related issues for internal and external partners, including but not limited to borderline preforming fabrics, RSL compliance and etc.
  • Assure material library at Business Unit level is up-to-date
  • Material Repository System: Work closely with Business Solutions and IT teams as needed for system maintenance and upgrade/create new supplier specification
  • Other ad hoc projects as required

Profile

  • Degree or above in Textile / Fashion, Textile Chemistry, or related disciplines
  • 10+ years of relevant experience or above in functional fabrics (both knit and woven) is highly preferred
  • Strong and comprehensive knowledge of sustainability material, textile sourcing, fabric production & construction, functional performance properties, fiber and yarn dyeing, all over printing and panel printing techniques and finishing processes
  • Excellent costing knowledge on fabric (details on Yarn, Dyeing and finishing cost)
  • Strong sourcing base with fabric suppliers in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and other Global players
  • Testing laboratory experience is preferred, i.e. knowledge of RSL requirements
  • Strong communication skills in English (both spoken and written)
  • Good command of Mandarin is highly preferred
  • Good command of MS office
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