Head of GTM Operations Shane

Product Development

Senior Developer Fabric Apparel

Kowloon, Hong Kong

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what’s next in both sport and culture.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Your Mission

  • Research material trends (Fibres / Prices / Newness) and present market relevant fabric concepts to Design and Product development teams;
  • Brief new and existing Fabric Suppliers on the need to present fabrics for selection, with their test results;
  • Manage the selection of the most appropriate fabrics and suppliers;
  • Manage time line execution on fabric developments;
  • Coordination on the availability of Sample Yardage.
  • Support maintenance fabric library for new collections, seasonal hangers & approved hangers.
  • To approve Test reports for each fabric and issue; Update and verify FULL fabric specification;
  • Resolve / filter borderline performing fabrics prior to uploading into the material “Buy Ready” tool box.
  • Validate fabric RSL compliance;
  • Manage Fabric developments which especially those requiring a longer time to develop / late or additional requests – outside of the development calendar key dates;
  • To hold fabric pre-production meetings with Mills / Suppliers on High Risk / Asset / licensee programs. (Risk Basis);
  • Execute dual / multiple sourcing across regions of core fabrics, with the objective of replicating identical fabric qualities;
  • Coordinate and liaise with all branch offices and support local for local fabric development & production – working with branch fabric personnel;
  • Other ad-hoc tasks assigned;

Your Talent

  • High Diploma or above in Textile / fashion, Textile Chemistry or related disciple
  • Possesses 8-10 years of relevant experience in functional fabrics (both knit and woven) is highly preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of textile production, fabric construction, functional performance properties, fiber and yarn dyeing, all over printing and panel printing techniques and finishing processes.
  • Testing laboratory experience is preferable. Knowledge of RSL requirements.
  • Strong communication skills in English (both spoken and written)
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent team players;
  • Good contacts with suppliers in HK, China,Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, and others.

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.