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Our Client Our client is one of the largest US based contract manufacturers, importers, and distributors of apparel, including men’s women’s and children’s apparel. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. They have grown from a cottage industry to a global force in apparel sourcing and manufacturing. They have manufacturing operations and joint ventures in more than a dozen countries including China, Israel, Mexico, and Sri Lanka.
About the role Industry : Apparel Manufacturing Position : Technical Manager - Fit To lead the regional Technical Fit process and to work with the Designer, Pre Production, Merchants, QA/QC and Vendors, taking responsibility for the technical development of new styles and the application of all quality standards relating to fit and construction.
Job Description RESPONSIBILITIES: <ul><li>Work with the Design department, Pre Production team, Merchants, Production team and Vendors to establish and apply through the management of the Fit Technologists, standards of fit and construction </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the production of technical specification packages to communicate requirements for fit and construction from concept through to bulk production </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that products are developed consistent with the established fit and quality standards, manufacturer’s capabilities and cost specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Assess and appraise the sampling and pre-production capability of vendors within the technical development process, identifying areas of weakness and agreeing on programs of continuous improvement </li></ul>
Job Description RESPONSIBILITIES: <ul><li>Initiate technical development in fit and construction to identify possible first to market opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a technical education of the latest techniques and methods available to the clothing industry </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for managing the adherence of the time and action calendars during the pre-production process </li></ul><ul><li>Train and develop associates to increase their skill levels </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate technical specification requirements to vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Review vendor capabilities within the technical development process </li></ul>
Requirements <ul><li>A technical education in garment fit and construction to degree level or equivalent work experience </li></ul><ul><li>At least 3-5 years of technical experience, gained while working within either the textile industry, or in a retail environment, preferably in intimates </li></ul><ul><li>Practical experience of patternmaking and garment construction for bulk production </li></ul><ul><li>Practical experience of applying proven techniques of quality assurance within the clothing industry </li></ul><ul><li>Strong interpersonal and influencing skills; excellent communicator </li></ul><ul><li>Fluent English and Chinese ( an added advantage) </li></ul>
Interested? Our client offers competitive and comprehensive remuneration package with relocation benefits and opportunities for career advancement. Interested candidates are highly encouraged to email their application in a word format to: [email_address] and or firstname.lastname@example.org
Living & Working in Hong Kong Working conditions and lifestyle : In terms of the general Hong Kong work environment, Hong Kong is regarded as the gateway into the China market has advantages of business transparency and rule of law. Many multi-national and local companies having their head office here, with the manufacturing and back-office functions located over the border in places like Shenzhen. Most Western executives who work in Hong Kong will notice several changes to their working environment. You will find working week is longer- 50 hours a week is not exception. Although English is usually spoken, most local staff will communicate with each other in Cantonese and there will be some cultural sensitivity to be mindful of.
Living & Working in Hong Kong The cost of living in Hong Kong is reasonably high, with housing rental or purchase being the main expense, with food and entertainment less so, and transportation surprisingly cheap. The dominant religions are Buddhism and Taoism, although there are many other religions represented in Hong Kong, including Christianity, Catholicism, and Ancestor Worship. Hong Kong occupies a leading position in terms of telecommunications, and the infrastructure is both sophisticated and varied. Both Chinese (usually Cantonese) and English are used widely, with most official documents now printed in both, and there are a number of English language dailies in circulation, including the Asian Wall Street Journal, the Eastern Express, the Hong Kong Standard, International Herald Tribune, and the South China Morning Post. The more popular pursuits include horse racing, golf, water sports, and various contact sports such as football and rugby. The crime rate is generally low.
Living & Working in Hong Kong Labor force: 3.7 million (2009 est.) country comparison to the world: 92 Labor force country ranks ] Labor force - by occupation: manufacturing: 6.1% construction: 1.9% wholesale and retail trade, restaurants, and hotels: 42.9% financing, insurance, and real estate: 21.4% transport and communications: 7.9% community and social services: 19.7% note: above data exclude public sector (2008 est.) Unemployment rate: 4.6% (2010 est.) country comparison to the world: 44 5.2% (2009 est.) We based the above analysis from: http://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/hong-kong/