VF Corporation Timberland – Garment Specialist (Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong) in Hong Kong

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

Product Standards

  • Support factory and local QA/QC team to understand VF SOP and product standards in terms of quality, construction and performance

  • To identify if there is any risk of factory not achieving required standards, or if there are additional standards/SOP needed

Product Development, Commercialization and Approval

  • Support factory to understand tech pack and sample development requirements

  • Provide technical input during development to facilitate cost effective product commercialization

  • Ensure samples are engineered to meet required standards and maximize production efficiency

  • Raise out concern about factories capability to deliver against product spec

  • Lead in-factory development meetings to ensure efficient use of time, resource, and maximize skill of attendees

  • Understand results of product related testing and support with technical input, to eliminate risk in advance of bulk production

  • When necessary review jump size set or nest pattern to ensure factory is grading as per requirements

  • To seal SMS/PP sample for bulk production

SMS and Bulk Production

  • Provide appropriate support to factory and local QA/QC so they can independently execute SMS and bulk production, to meet the requirements agreed during commercialization process

  • To help resolve any quality issue identified during production, then support QE to investigate root cause and identify corrective action for future

Relationships

  • To build trusting and collaborative relationship with key teams across the business.

Communication

  • To be proactive, effective and timely when communicating with all personnel

  • To provide timely decisions to vendor to avoid potential delay or inaccuracy in sample making or production

We are looking for candidates with the following experience and skills:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in garment manufacturing field

  • Product development and production experience of cut and sew woven / seam sealing outerwear / knit is essential

  • Experience or knowledge in pattern cutting/adjustment, grading and fit is beneficial

  • Experience working as part of a global, cross region, or cross functional team is a plus

  • Effective communicator and willing to openly share ideas and agree appropriate action

  • Good time management

  • Able to build close, trusting working relationships

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, national origin, uniform services, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work), pregnancy, marital status, or ancestry, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the applicable state or local laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.