Director, Technical Design (Asia)

Job Locations BD-Dhaka | VN-Ho Chi Minh
Business Group
Operations
Category
Technical

About Us

Centric Brands is a leading lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells high quality products in multiple segments, including women’s, men’s and kid’s apparel, accessories, entertainment and beauty. Centric Brands is focused on our customers and our brands that will drive the company’s future growth. We are defined by innovation as we seize new opportunities and thrive in an environment informed by creativity and thinking that is both analytical and outside the box. Centric Brands reflects a team built on respect, for others and for the hard work it takes to achieve our goals and build our bright future together.

Specific Responsibilities Would Include

Leadership in regional Technical Design in terms of operations management, KPI management, team building, SOP development, customer engagement, team performance management, vendor/factory training and project management. Be the “Go-to” person for all technical related matters with different divisions and customers.  Partner collaboratively with regional QA teams in managing quality related decisions on garment construction and size specification.

 

  • Lead regional teams to drive execution to meet or exceed customers’ quality requirements and to comply with country specific regulatory requirements (for examples product safety for Kids products).
  • Develop and manage KPI to drive operational excellence.
  • Establish standard operating procedures and processes for the region.
  • Create vendor/supplier scorecard based on established KPI and metrics to drive continuous improvement.
  • Champion performance management to develop teams and to build succession plan.
  • Develop vendor/factory training program with an objective to enable vendor/factory self-sufficient and self-certification in the long term.
  • Build and manage projects related to technical design, examples:- block pattern library and 3D fitting, etc.
  • Engage relevant stakeholders in business internally and externally to build collaborative working relationship.
  • Engage relevant stakeholders in business internally and externally to deal with difficult situation where joint intervention and decision is required.
  • Manage divisional budget.

Our Best Fit Candidate Would Have

Additional Requirements                                                                                                                                       

  • Undergraduate in Fashion Design, Fashion & Clothing Technology or Textile Technology
  • 20+ years of working experience in technical design and fit technology with sound knowledge in patterning, garment construction and live model fitting
  • Held a leadership position in buying offices, trading firms or sizable garment manufacturing company
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to inspire, motivate, and develop a high-performing team
  • Experience in 2D/3D software in pattern creation, pattern adjustment and block pattern project
  • Adaptable in a multi-cultural working environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe CAD products

 

Competency Requirements ((if applicable))                                                                                                           

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Conflict Management and Problem Solving
  • Time Management and Driving Execution

 

Language Proficiency:

Fluent in English.  Able to write/speak in Chinese (Mandarin) will be an added advantage.

 

Specific Working Conditions

Frequent business travel to Asian countries as required.

 

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