• Negotiable
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Selby Jennings Hong Kong
  • 04 Dec 18

Director of Product Development

  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full time

A global US lifestyle brand is currently seeking to hire a Director of Product Development in Hong Kong. You will play a key role in defining and optimizing the product development processes, formulating manufacturing policies and understanding how to use technology and trends in your favour. Leading the PD and costing team, you will drive change and provide options to reduce the overall product cost in the manufacturing value stream without compromising efficiency, quality and lead times.

Key responsibilities:

  • Define apparel technology specs & process for product review
  • Create and communicate operational and process requirements
  • Leadership in terms of PD and process optimization
  • Formulate manufacturing policies (profitability and product quality)
  • Provide options to reduce overall product cost in the manufacturing value stream without compromising the efficiency, quality, and delivery of the product
  • Understand trends, advanced and current technology across product categories within the product line
  • Drive process and results of PD and Factory scouting
  • Utilize available company resources effectively to add value to the business as well as support value creation activities within the business.
  • Offer creative new ideas for old business practices
  • Location: Hong Kong

Key requirements:

  • Ideally Bachelor's degree in Apparel/Textile Engineering or Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
  • Min. 10 years working experience in a Supply Chain or Product Development role within the Apparel or Soft Goods industry
  • Strong history of successfully leading and motivating small teams to over achieve organizational goals
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an understanding of the importance of root cause analysis
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and complete multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to pivot priorities quickly and unexpectedly
  • Strong project management skills with rapid prototyping experience
  • The ability to sale one's own ideas for the benefit of the organization and Business
  • Strong Presentation and organisations Skills
  • Able to negotiation when you have less to offer then the other side
  • Competency in MS Office applications
  • Fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

If you are interested in the position as Director of Product Development, apply online today or contact Laura Ng at +852 3008 1205 for more information.