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Technical Designer

VF

VF

IT, Design
Guatemala City, Guatemala · Bình Thạnh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam · District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Join the VF Family

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) outfits consumers worldwide with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, Iing Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, etc. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear, and accessories companies, with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories, and distribution channels. VF is Id to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for Its customers and shareholders. For more information, visit www.vfc.com.

Job Title: Technical Designer

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Partner with the brand developer on product development commercialization within expected timelines.

  • Ensure that the brand standards are upheld at all stages of the sampling process and partner with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that any product developed is not only fit for purpose but avert of risk and compatible for bulk production in the allocated manufacturing site.

  • To ensure a comprehensive and smooth handover from product development to production.

  • With the support of data analytics, manage vendor performance and drive continuous improvement within the supply base

  • Continue to evolve self and skills to be able to adapt to the changing needs of the business

  • To work collaboratively to deliver the Quality Strategy

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical expertise and support to internal and external stakeholders at all stages of the product development process.

  • Provide technical training to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support factory and QA/QE teams to understand VF SOP and product standards.

  • Carry out risk assessment evaluation as early in the process as permits, identify potential problems and make practical suggestions to mitigate risk. Influence and own the outcome.

  • Review and where process determines, approve samples (virtual, actual) for fit, workmanship and construction.

  • Communicate clear and concise comments to optimize the outcome at the next stage of the process.

  • Make recommendations (cost considered) and review / update patterns where required.

  • Where sample submission is poor, video call or visit the vendor to review the sample together, discuss the challenges and agree next steps.

  • Issue comments / updates to the system promptly after sample review and complete the sample logbook.

  • Participate in the vendor review meetings to discuss sample submission performance and manage continuous improvement plan.

  • Attend and participate in development meetings / virtual fit reviews (live model or mannequin)

  • Work with the brand TD, sourcing and vendor to set up and support the technical preparations for these meetings to ensure maximum outcome and efficiency for everyone.

  • Know the capabilities of the sample rooms and production sites you work with

  • Identify if there is any risk of the factory not achieving required standards, or if there are additional standards/SOP needed. Partner with QA / QE to execute.

  • Understand results of product related testing and support with technical input, to eliminate risk in advance of bulk production.

  • Set up and manage the handover Meeting of all styles to regional production QA teams.

  • Attend PP meetings as required (risk basis)

  • Validate patterns before sending to vendors, where needed.

  • Update BOMs as needed.

  • Participate in and support new initiatives and projects.

Strategic Role & Leadership

  • Builds trusting and collaborative relationships with key teams across the business.

  • Openly seeks out individuals internally and at the factory level to share relevant information that benefits the customer, business and VF associates

  • Debates and provides authentic dialogue with stakeholders to achieve the shared goal

  • Actively listens to others and exchanges ideas

  • Applies facts and adapts own communication style and language based on the audience and situation.

  • Be proactive, effective and timely when communicating with all personnel

  • Provide active coaching to vendors and regional team members to encourage and foster new knowledge while ensuring VFs values are upheld

  • To provide timely decisions to vendor to avoid potential delay or inaccuracy in sample making or production

Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge in garment structure, fitting, and workmanship

  • Knowledge in outerwear/sportswear would be an advantage.

  • Experience in apparel, garment, and footwear

Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness, and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of related professional experience: 5 years

Educational position requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

What we expect you already know:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

  • Advanced English proficiency

VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Persevere.

What’s In It for You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com.

We just have one question. Are you in?

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