Product Development Manager


Job description

  • Lead designers, and technical team to research and analyse market trends to maximise business opportunities;
  • Develop product development strategies to fulfill core customer's needs;
  • Monitor the entire product development process and work closely with production team to ensure process of sample and bulk production work smoothly; 
  • Get to know market competition and the competitors in order to providing guidance and advise to clients; 
  • Plan and coordinate with Product Development design team, fabric- trim team to develop new designs, fabric, elastics & Trims for customer's specification;
  • Introduce new designs in storyboard meeting, make actual garment samples upon approval; 
  • Present samples to marketing and e-commerce team; coordinate with them for style, colour and monthly sales and update & colour ratios in tech pack;
  • Prepare merchandising sheet/BOM and tech pack after set approval; process owner for style clarity meeting and hand over style files to production merchandiser;
  • Work with production team for PP samples, TOP samples, bulk approvals; launch plan tracker on time;
  • Design, develop and promote marketable lingerie products and concepts to key business partner, that are profitable and production feasible;
  • Identify business value, product categories, best sellers, key competitors & understand organizational structures in order to enhance our business potential;
  • Work closely with our business partner to build on initial concepts & make our designs price and lead-time competitive;
  • Incorporate new RM ideas, silhouettes, finishes and liaise with the sample room and International Team and Production department;
  • Pass on the cost components by liaising with the relevant marketing merchant to make sure the designs hit the buyer's target FOBs;
  • Conduct Risk Analysis meetings and style amendment follow up on styles presented to & picked up by the buyer at initial edit;
  • Build good working relationships with all our customer design/sourcing teams, internal & external suppliers;
  • Create and maintain vendor manuals for shipping, packaging, and testing;
  • Coordinate the third party material and garment testing.

Job Requirement

  • Proficient in using English or Chinese (spoken & written);
  • Able to use ERP and other special applications for Product Development;
  • Strong knowledge of Product Development including research & development of of Lingerie, Swim wear, Sportswear or Sleepwear, materials characteristics, costing and production;
  • At least 10 years’ experience to hold the similar position at Swimwear, Sportswear or Sleepwear enterprise with a big multinational company in manufacturing.