Head of Product Category

Department: Production

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Increase sales and profitability of product category business to drive sustainable growth.
  • Responsible for business development and revenue (P&L and CAP) for the product category.
  • Devise long-term development strategies for product categories.
  • Collaborate with account managers and merchandisers to expand product categories. Liaise with the business units to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category.
  • Source and evaluate new manufacturer for quality, cost and compliance matters. Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful manufacturer.
  • Oversee production functions across sample development (include materials development, accessory application, as well as fabric quality) to ensure for operational excellence.
  • Provide technical expertise or advice on fabric suitability. Policy, process and production improvement.
  • Troubleshoot production problems relating to quality, technical problems as well as shipment schedule.
  • Participates in the pre-production meetings and support Quality Assurance, Tailoring Excellence, Technical Develpment and related functions towards the right direction for ways of working.
  • Recruit, induct, train, guide and evaluate the product category team.

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION:

  • Bachelor degree or above, with major in fashion design, tailoring or related disciplines.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in garment manufacturing industry, apparel sourcing office and trading office.
  • Profound technical knowledge of garments for pant/outerwear/shirt/knit/soft-woven /suit (at least familiar with one of them)
  • Hands-on experience with developing sewing methods to maximize pattern and sewing quality, efficiency and material utilization that abide customer requirements.
  • Sound knowledge in key account management, marketing communication, negotiation, and cross-border e-commerce.
  • Strong leadership and people management skill to lead the team exceeding targets.
  • Business acumen, proactive, self-resourceful and result driven.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Good command of English and Chinese languages.
  • Frequent business travel to overseas markets is required.

Please send your resume to: hr.recruitment@leverstyle.com