Manager, Footwear Development
Canada Goose
Zug, Switzerland
vor 3 Tg.

Job Purpose :

The Director, Footwear Development is responsible for the whole development process for this new category. With a focus on building out a concept to consumer critical path that delivers the best possible product at the right time at the right price.

This is a hands on role that will not just include building out the strategy, but also execution such as, but not limited to, pre-costing, engineering, last ownership, fit testing and relationships with material vendors

This role requires high level of communication with the Product team as well as Cross-Departmental collaboration coupled with strong project management and time management skills.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Footwear Critical Path creation, ownership and execution
  • Footwear Development strategy
  • Develop styles on time with accuracy that fall in line with product vision
  • Create and maintain accurate Bill of Materials (BOM) and Manuals to ensure accurately produced Finished Product / Goods
  • Partner with Product Engineering (PE), Product Integrity and Compliance (PIC) and Production (Vendors for offshore) to establish and validate construction and quality in execution of design intent and margin targets for assigned styles.
  • Support Product Integrity and Compliance partners in testing and validation of construction and materials as well as setting quality standards based on results.
  • Collaborate with Product Engineering (and Vendors for offshore) to ensure prototypes meet established fit intent, as well as established quality and construction standards
  • Lead Fittings and Style Reviews with Product Team partners to ensure style details, fit and quality standards are clearly communicated and followed
  • Create, distribute and maintain style specification and comment packages. Communicate to internal partners and external offshore vendors
  • Pre-costing and engineering to hit margin targets
  • Supports Quality Assurance and PIC in solving Production concerns and issues as needed
  • Lead Prototype and Sales Sample reviews with Quality Assurance Team and Manufacturing.
  • For Offshore Development, partner with Design, Material Development and Sourcing to execute development of vendor provided raw materials
  • Experience, Education and Designations :

  • Must have 5-7 years of working experience in a Product Development position or similar with management experience a must
  • Product Development experience in footwear is a pre-requisite
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes :

  • Knowledge of PLM
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator is required
  • Shoe Making qualifications & education
  • Knowledge of product construction required
  • Engineering background is preferable
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and strong organization skills
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative to achieve departmental and corporate objectives
  • Ability to work as a team and maintain a high level of professionalism and discretion
  • Working Conditions :

  • Office and Manufacturing environment
  • Business travel Requirements
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