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Commercialization Technician

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Join our Osprey team and make an immediate impact. If you love adventure, great gear, and have a passion for the outdoors, you're in good company with our Osprey brand, one of Helen of Troy's trusted leadership brands, including OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Vicks, Hot Tools, Drybar. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day

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In your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

JOB SUMMARY

Contribute to the set-up as well as implementation of Osprey quality standards internally and at vendors and suppliers during commercialization and first launch of each new style.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Commercialization Technician is responsible for facilitating the transition of product designs into successful commercial production by coordinating and monitoring the quality aspects of the product and process. This role will require close collaboration with various teams, both internally and externally, to ensure the products meet quality standards and are ready for mass production. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key responsibilities:

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP): Assist in the implementation and maintenance of APQP processes to ensure the effective planning and execution of quality standards throughout the product lifecycle.

Product and Process Validation:

  • Proto Sample Development: Contribute comments and insights during the development of proto samples, collaborating with Designers, Sample Room, and Developers during the DDPR3 meeting.
  • Buy Ready Sample (BRS): Monitor and inspect the BRS-making process in coordination with Developers and Vendors, ensuring that it aligns with established quality standards.
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA): Assist in setting up processes to proactively identify and address potential quality issues.
  • Pilot Samples: Request and inspect these samples before the Pre-Production Meetings (PPM) held at factories, providing feedback in a timely manner before bulk production.

Production: First launch

Ensure that the first launch of new styles matches the approved BRS and complies with general quality standards.

  • Material inspection: review raw materials before bulk production.
  • TOP Products Examination: Verify their compliance with quality standards.
  • Inline inspection: Work closely with all relevant departments to meet Osprey quality requirements.
  • Final Inspection: AQL standards and provide detailed reports.
  • Quality Issue Resolution: Identify the root causes of quality issues as they arise and work on implementing necessary changes and improvements.
  • Change Request Handling: Release change requests when necessary.
  • Production Package: Build and transfer production documents, approved samples to the QC team after the first production launch.

Others:

  • Quality Coordination: Coordinate with the QC team to guarantee the quality of mass production and address any quality concerns.
  • Vendor and Supplier Relationships: Establish and maintain positive relationships with vendors and suppliers that promote mutual benefit and uphold quality standards.
  • Business Travel: as required to support production activities.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Production team, Development team, Sample Room, Consumption Team, Designer team.
  • Factory: Sale team, Production team, Sample Room.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University/College degree (Garment Technique will be a plus).
  • At least 3 years in Backpack manufacturing in quality control / Merchandiser.
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written).
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving ability.
  • Computer usage skills.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Professional working environment (Helen of Troy Limited Corporation).
  • Extreme experience in the manufacturing field of technical packs at many factories.
  • Training programs for soft skills provided.
  • 15 Days of Annual Leaves
  • Premium Insurance benefits of Healthcare and Personal Accident
  • Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.
  • Lunch or lunch allowances provided 5 days a week.

Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy is a prominent player in the global consumer products industry, offering diverse career opportunities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. We boast a collection of renowned brands such as OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, and Drybar® – many of which rank #1, #2, or #3 in their respective categories, making the Helen of Troy name synonymous with excellence and ingenuity.

At Helen of Troy, our strategy involves acquiring brands that we can integrate and enhance, amplifying their unique attributes to drive growth and profitability. Embracing a culture of collaboration internally and externally, we are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored to consumers, operational excellence, global scalability, and exceptional shared services to support our brand portfolio. This dedication to fostering development and success sets Helen of Troy apart as a pioneer in the industry, propelling our brands to unparalleled heights of success and recognition worldwide.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.