Manager, Technical Design

Job Description

Title: Manager, Technical Design

Company Name: WMGS Bangladesh Private Limited

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ University - 4-year degree/ Bachelors in Garment technology/design

Experience Requirements:
∎ 5 to 7 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Primary Purpose of Org. Unit :
∎ Support function for sourcing team & cross functional teams in US, Canada & International markets
∎ Responsible for the execution and approval (as per agreed categories) of fit, construction and workmanship through development and pre-production to meet agreed customer specifications including all Walmart project time lines, cost, safety & quality requirements
∎ Training and certification of suppliers technical support to Walmart standards for fit, execution and workmanship.
∎ Organizational Relationship:
∎ Who is the supervisor? - Technical Manager/ Senior Technical Manager
∎ Who is the functional supervisor? - Technical Manager/ Senior Technical Manager or Hub Leader
∎ How many direct reports? - None
∎ Contacts
∎ Internal:
∎ Sourcing, Category, Technical, QA and Raw Material teams.
∎ Operations, ISD, Administration, Finance, ES.
∎ External:
∎ Walmart retail technical and product development teams
∎ Primary suppliers and factories (technical and sample room staff)
∎ Consumer Testing Laboratories and other 3rd party service providers
∎ Trim suppliers, Technology software suppliers
∎ Career Ladder.
∎ Technical Manager
∎ Senior Technical Manager
∎ Technical Director

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Primary Purpose of Position:
∎ Summarize why this job exists and the contribution it makes to the overall success of the company
∎ To execute garment fit and construction meet Walmart retail requirements, ensuring only acceptable quality samples are sent to retail markets for review.
∎ Review samples for fit and construction and resolve problems quickly with suppliers.
∎ Approving fitting, Grading & Pre Production to production of assigned category
∎ Support coordination of business development activities with WM retails
∎ Continuously develop product knowledge and maintain close communication with internal and external stakeholders
∎ Technical information reporting and reports submission
∎ Assume responsibility as a communication bridge between Manager and Technologist, support and follow up Manager's requested
∎ Provide technical support to more junior team members
∎ Essential Functions of the Job :
∎ Provide technical support to new sample development to drive RFT samples.
∎ Assist Manager to coordinate general affairs in technical team
∎ Seasonal block information is provided to suppliers and blocks are utilized during sample development to drive consistent fit and sizing.
∎ Evaluate samples (from development through final sealed samples to production), ensuring that all samples meet buyers expectation in regard to construction, fit and workmanship.
∎ Technical ability to assist team members, suppliers & factories make the product to Wal-Mart requirements within the scheduled time
∎ Pro-actively identify best practice and anticipate risks to the product or production. Propose alternatives/improvements to meet EDLC, production efficiencies or to enhance fit, quality & durability
∎ Buying trip support. Assume a proactive role in supporting sourcing to achieve best cost, quality and fit.
∎ Maintain close communication with suppliers, retail technical teams and cross functional teams
∎ Know suppliers capabilities, capacity and performance.
∎ Working with Technical, PD & Sourcing across all offices to achieve consistent quality and fit.
∎ Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the Job :
∎ Provide support to sourcing in 'tech pack' reviews.
∎ Sample management, following agreed SOPs. Scope determined by market. Including, but not limited to, implementation of blocks and checking patterns to meet the same, pre-screening or approval of fit samples, sealing and confirmation of grading.
∎ Liaising effectively with suppliers and customers to ensure rejection comments are clearly understood, and timely resubmission of fit samples and approval of the same within the agreed T&A.
∎ Visiting sample rooms to work directly with suppliers' pattern makers and production team to improve RFT sample submissions.
∎ Collaborate with QA to visit factories to monitor production where required.
∎ Keep accurate records of submissions, results, actions and resolutions. Daily WIP updates of assigned category. Assist manager to compile seasonal hindsighting to track team and supplier performance.
∎ Conduct training with supplier's pattern makers, sample room and production teams as needed. Including on-boarding new suppliers to Wal-Mart technical requirements.
∎ Build strong relationship with retail market technical team to understand workflow, brand identity and aesthetics plus any new initiatives, projects or policies related to the department.
∎ Timely escalation of issues to CF teams, suppliers and customers as they arise, to enable immediate resolution. Attend weekly quality calls as needed.
∎ Support the manager create/revise technical SOP's and manuals including approval processes, construction standards.
∎ Contribute to regular hind-sighting and participate in root cause analysis, in order to drive continuous improvement.
∎ Provide technical support to retail markets as needed to create/update block specifications to maintain a basic block library.
∎ Compile relevant business reports and recaps to better understand and manage the business.
∎ Assume additional responsibilities and perform special projects as needed.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Experience in a retail buying office or supplier/factory sample room. Knowledge of the product manufacturing processes.
∎ Thorough knowledge of pattern making and garment construction.
∎ Technically proficient in the area of product responsibility and the capacity to learn about new product categories
∎ Familiar with current technologies to broaden capability and product knowledge.
∎ Practical knowledge of fabric characteristics, processing and performance and how it impacts fit, aesthetics, construction and quality (performance/durability).
∎ Proficient in Microsoft office (excel spreadsheet, word, power point).
∎ Analytical, with good and problem solving ability with an eye for detail.
∎ Able to handle multiple tasks in organized manner, with a sense of urgency
∎ Good interpersonal and communication skills with some experience in presentation (spoken and written English).
∎ Willing to travel as required

Salary: Negotiable

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 26 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 27 May 2021
∎ WMGS Bangladesh Private Limited
∎ Address : Bay’s Edgewater (4th Floor), Plot # NE (N) 12, North Avenue | Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212 | Bangladesh

Category: Garments/Textile

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