Product Manager / Product Developer - Footwear

Product Manager / Product Developer - Footwear

DOE Excellent Ex Pat Package
REF: 10831 MM

Job Description

I am looking for a super creative, commercial dynamic and ambitious footwear designer/developer to join a well-respected business and be based full time in vibrant Hong Kong. You will be responsible for the development of fashion footwear for the UK market from China and Local Markets. You will be business minded with input into business strategy and price structures whilst developing commercial footwear ranges in line with seasonal trends.

Product Manager / Product Developer – Footwear - The Role:-

  • You will identify and translate the ‘must have’ trends for fashion forward footwear across men’s, women’s and children’s ranges.
  • Understand construction and production constraints in the local market and develop suppliers accordingly
  • Maintain market awareness and competitor analysis
  • Negotiate price and delivery schedules with suppliers
  • Set business strategies to develop sales and increase margins
  • Work with suppliers to develop the best product inside of price constraints
  • Communicate regularly with global hubs and share best practices.
  • Manage buying trips and visit UK buyers to present ranges.
  • Regular travel on inspirational shopping trips

Product Manager / Product Developer – Footwear - The Candidate:-

  • You will be creative and trend driven with an analytical, business focused brain
  • You will be able to present confidently and lead meetings
  •  You will be a good team player with ability to build relationships in any culture
  • You will ideally have a design or product development background and relevant degree
  • You will have proven experience in the UK/EU footwear market
  • You will have a commercial eye which complements your trend awareness
  • You will be a team player and able to build relationships
  • English is essential, Mandarin is desirable.

Please apply with your updated CV to k.easdale@peoplemarketing.co.uk

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