Are you a talented individual with solid experience in the Fashion Accessories Industry? An online fashion brand specialising in leather goods is looking for a Product Development Specialist to join their team immediately.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing and project managing the entire product development lifecycle. This includes conceptualization, designing tech packs, sampling, and final production. You will collaborate closely with design, marketing, and production teams to ensure the successful launch of innovative and high-quality leather bags that align with the brand’s vision of clever products made for intentional living and hands-free travel.
- Open for local and expat candidates.
- Min. two years work experience in the industry.
- Bachelor’s Degree in product development, fashion design, industrial design, or a related field. A relevant Master’s degree is a plus.
- Proven experience working in product development, preferably within the fashion or accessories industry, with a focus on leather goods.
- Strong knowledge of leather materials, construction techniques, and manufacturing processes specific to bags and accessories.
- Proficiency in product development software and tools, such as CAD software, Adobe Creative Suite, and project management systems.
- Excellent project management skills with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines.
- Detail-oriented mindset with a keen eye for quality and design aesthetics.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and vendors.
- Self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to work independently and take ownership of projects.
- A passion for fashion and a deep understanding of current market trends and customer preferences.
- Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally, as needed, to visit suppliers, attend trade shows, and monitor production processes.
- Fast learner and a natural problem solver.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Entrepreneurial spirit, egoless nature, and thrives in a start-up environment.
- Excellent communication skills as this role is remote.
- Growth-mindset oriented.
Research & R&D
- Conduct research and analysis on industry trends, market demands and customer preferences, to identify opportunities for new product development and innovation.
- Conduct an annual customer R&D report and present it to the team to build out our roadmap for the year.
- Ensure smooth coordination and timely execution of product development projects by managing all key stakeholders and project phases.
- Create and manage detailed product development schedules, tracking progress and identifying potential bottlenecks or risks to ensure on-time delivery.
Product Design & Development
- Manage the end-to-end product development process, including conceptualization, design, material selection, prototyping, sampling, and final production stages.
- Collaborate with the design team to translate creative concepts into viable product designs for leather bags.
- Create prototypes to identify and resolve design flaws.
- Design detailed tech packs for approved designs and collaborate with our suppliers in Bali and Mexico.
- Test samples, review durability and quality, and provide feedback to the team.
- Develop final tech packs for approved products, schedule product launch dates, and coordinate production with the marketing and production teams.
- Produce costing sheets for each supplier and research necessary elements for production.
Procurement & Sourcing
- Source and evaluate suppliers and manufacturers to ensure their capabilities and adherence to quality standards, cost targets, and production timelines.
- Negotiate pricing, contracts, and terms with suppliers and vendors to optimize cost-efficiency while maintaining product quality.
- Gather raw materials necessary for product development.
- Continuously explore new supplier partners, materials, and bag factories for growth opportunities.
- Collaborate with marketing and sales teams to provide product specifications, pricing, and relevant information for effective product positioning and promotion.
- Support photoshoots for product launches.
- Provide production and quality control support.
- Approve top-line samples ready for production and advise on final measurements for the website.
- Attractive base salary + BPJS