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Footwear Fit Technician (0994)

  • Country:
    China
  • Division:
  • Job Type:
    Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a hard-working, organized, and self-motivated Footwear Fit Technician to join our APAC Product Team, based from our office in Dongguan.

The Responsibilities:

  • Manage the fitting process from prototyping to final fit approval and platinum sign off
  • Collaborate with Commercialization and Production teams to make sure shoes in production match the confirmation sample to ensure consistency fit
  • Recognize fit problems, analyze the problems, and execute fit corrections until the fit samples get approved
  • Work with Design, R&D, and Product Development teams regarding fit and pattern adjustments, clearly communicating any fit issues
  • Function as a technical contact to the UK and Asia Product Development teams to make early recommendations on construction, techniques, and solutions
  • Participate in Range Reviews
  • Bring strong knowledge of lasts, patterns, materials, molds, construction, comfort, and fit
  • Manage fit report through the whole product development process from prototype to final fit, including digital photos to explain the fit corrections and construction details
  • Track and manage fit schedules and cross functional partners to ensure scheduling and prioritizing of fittings are aligned with the product calendar and business deliverables
  • Collaborate with business partners to understand design aesthetics, brand fit, comfort, and construction standards, and provide consistent professional feedback
  • Clearly communicate any fit issues with all suppliers
  • Manage components library maintenance
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required

 

The Person:

  • Excellent knowledge of footwear development and production processes
  • Experience working within fashion and performance global footwear brands and/or manufacturing
  • In depth knowledge of fit requirements
  • Essential knowledge of materials used in footwear
  • Must know and understand machinery used in the manufacturing of footwear and expected results
  • Highly organized and reliable, efficient, and able to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Comfortable working within a fast-paced collaborative global team
  • Strong problem solving abilities, to think creatively and anticipate/resolve potential issues quickly
  • Excellent PC skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other program tools
  • Ability to work cross functionally and build productive business relationships within and outside the company
  • Strong written and oral English skills
  • Complete understanding of the footwear creative process and lead times
  • Strong pattern making background with fit skills
  • Highly effective communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • High attention to detail and proven organizational/time management skills
  • Maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude while demonstrating passion and drive to create exceptional footwear
  • Vietnamese language skills are a benefit
 

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