Product Development Manager
Location : Singapore
1. Business concept and Product Development Strategy as approved by Regional Product development Manager.
Use as guidelines for Product Development
Review category performance by quarterly
2. Ensure that Product Development is based on creative activity directed towards the following shoe line objectives:
Maximum appeal to volume consumer wants in your market
Excellence of merchandise
Continuous innovation and improvement in shoes and process
Shoe line representing outstanding value to consumers and profitable to produce
3. Constantly strive to implement innovations and improvements regarding shoe and process, which have a consumer orientation.
Finalize collection in respect of designs, lines, price required and customer segmentation.
Finalize Collection in accordance with Shoe line Calendar & seasonal
Maintain contact with representative customers, countries in order to be informed of requirements, new ideas and problems in respect of shoe line.
Review countries sales performance every month to know the customer’s opinion about new designs and their requirements.
Work out and develop marketing projects to introduce best sellers.
Guide designer in the preparation of POP materials and effective product communication
Keep the countries well informed with regard to the latest development in fashion, styling, manufacturing and marketing.
Pass on proposals to the styles in the form of shoes, sketches and picture reference as construction, material colors and lasts to be used.
Arrange last models, prototype molds for the new ideas.
Search out samples and information for new and interesting materials for uppers, components and accessories with the help of Sourcing team.
Review costing for any possible savings or changes required, especially where there is a difference of opinion with Marketing, regarding the proposed FOB price as per market required.
Candidate must possess at least a Professional Certificate/NiTEC, Diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, any field.
Required skill(s): market survey, product and brand management, product and market development, marketing and product development, Market Research.
At least 3 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
Preferably Senior Executives specializing in Sales - Retail/General or equivalent.
2 Full-Time position(s) available.