• Materials Engineer

    Location HK-Hong Kong (Asia Headquarters)
    Job ID
    2018-3005
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Supply Chain
    Brand
    Pentland Asia
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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

     

    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

     

    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

     

    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

     

    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

     

    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

     

     

    Location:          Hong Kong                 

     

    Job Purpose:

     

    Reporting to the Materials Manager, this role is responsible for material development for the creation and delivery of world-class innovation and textile technologies to build and support our brands’ competitive advantage across all consumer segments and soft goods product categories.

     

    Needs to Do:

     

    • Support and manage the brands’ material (fabric, trims and accessories) vendors in accordance with QA standards and procedures.
    • Support long term strategic partnership plans with keys vendors of raw materials together with service, performance monitoring and costing negotiation and agreement.
    • Take responsibility for sourcing and development of new materials vendors where strategic gaps appear.
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams to provide input into research and development of both raw materials and trims, providing specific reference of vendors’ capability and capacity.
    • Liaise with cross-functional teams and supply chain partners to manage materials development and sourcing projects to ensure that projects are successfully completed in line with performance, key milestone dates and costs.
    • Update sourcing tracker, collate and maintain material libraries.
    • Maintain expert awareness of specific market intelligence and innovation both in terms of raw materials, trims and products to support the product strategy.
    • Ensure that all raw material and trims vendors are compliant with the Pentland Group business standards strategy, CR strategy, and external testing requirements.
    • Take responsibility for lab dip request and approval, and risk assessment of colour fastness and strike-off.
    • Review and approve materials (fabric and trims) specification and performance.
    • Review development, bulk reports and collation of all data into materials database.
    • Proactively highlight potential risks and limitations (on colour, fabric, trims) before and/or during development and bulk production, and provide related technical support and input for resolving problems.
    • Evaluate, monitor and report the performance of all existing and proposed vendors and provide technical support where necessary to resolve both performance and compliance issues.

     

     

     What you need to have

     

    • Degree in Textile Chemistry, Textile Technology or textile-related studies or related experience.
    • At least 5 year’s relevant experience in textile-related industry, preferably for producing active sporting goods.
    • Familiarity with textile manufacturing processes (from yarn to knitting/weaving to dyeing, printing and finishing) and all kinds of knit and woven fabrics.
    • In-depth fabric and trims technical knowledge, problem solving experience and understanding of quality standards.
    • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Good spoken & written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
    • Good communication and networking skills.
    • A desire to work collaboratively across the business.

     What we need to see in you

     

    • Able to self-manage, prioritise work and multitask with strong attention to detail.
    • A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
    • Able to identify, work with & influence key stakeholders.
    • Passionate about our products, development and product assurance and company success.
    • Prepared to travel.

     

     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

     

     

     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    

     

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