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Regional Technical Design Manager, OuterwearVF Asia Limited
Regional Technical Design Manager, OuterwearVF Asia Limited
Job Highlights
  • Manages the Regional Apparel Technical Design Team
  • University graduate or equivalent
  • At least 10 years’ experience
Job Description

Responsibilities:

Key Purpose of the Job:

Manages the Regional Apparel Technical Design Team for Outerwear and responsible for the execution of appropriate fit, construction and quality standards across all VF Brands. Partners with Design, Product Development, Sourcing and Vendors to ensure consistency of all fit processes and quality procedures. Assists in overall strategy of research, assessments and driving innovations for all size and fit initiatives. Responsible for all construction, fit and sizing communication to vendors and key stake holders across all VF brands as it relates to outerwear/performance products.

Fit/Quality Management

  • Strong knowledge of outdoor and performance product construction and functionality
  • Helps to facilitate the transition of product from concept/adoption to final approval.
  • Oversees accurate technical packages/specification details for VF’s testing, construction, grading/tolerances and safety specifications.
  • Ensures fit consistency by upholding established block fit intent, core grade rules and brand aesthetics.
  • Partners with Design, Product Development and Sourcing to on board all new vendors on VF’s processes and procedures specific to brand fit and construction.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional partners to finalize fit and functional intent. These partnerships include brand, production and sourcing team members to obtain clear direction and consensus on design aesthetic, construction and end use of product.
  • Employ all fit communication tools to convey technical issues/requirements to vendors and to improve the technical design process.
  • Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction internally and externally.
  • Helps to lead improvements to technical standards, processes, procedures and tools across all brands as it relates to outerwear products.

Strategic Role Relationship Building

  • Openly seeks out individuals internally and at the factory level to share relevant information that benefits the customer, business and VF associates.
  • Debates and provides authentic dialogue with stakeholders to achieve the shared goal.

Leadership

  • Actively listens to others and exchanges ideas
  • Applies facts and adapts own communication style and language based on the audience and situation.
  • Provide active coaching to team members to encourage and foster new knowledge while ensuring VFs values are upheld.

Requirements:

  • University graduate or equivalent
  • At least 10 years’ experience in which 3 -5 years in Supervisory level
  •  At least 5 years’ experience in the outdoor or performance industry is required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of apparel fit standards and industry best practices
  • In-Depth knowledge of pattern and sewing construction
  • Extreme attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills in both written and spoken English and Chinese

 

We offer 5–day work week, competitive salary and fringe benefits to the right candidate. Interested parties are invited to send your full resume with current and expected salary by clicking "Apply Now".

Candidates who are not contacted within 1 month from sending the resume should consider your applications filed for future opportunities. All applications will be treated in strict confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.

Additional Information
Career Level
Senior
Qualification
Degree
Years of Experience
10 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Benefits
Dental insurance, Double pay, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Work from home
Company details

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, and Dickies®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.