Regional Technical Manager - Hong Kong

Country :
Hong Kong
Town :
Category :
Production - Quality
Contract type :
Availability :
Full time

Company description

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 43,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 540 stores, plus the Next Directory and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

Job description

About the Role

Job Responsibility Including But Not Limited To:

- Be the first point of call for Next UK customer for Quality and be able to diffuse challenges proactively
- Ensure that new directives from NEXT UK on Safety and Quality are acknowledged and implemented
- Manage of a sizeable team which is over 50 subordinates composing of the Technical Manager, Development Technicians and QC in China, Cambodia & Myanmar by monitoring their workloads and schedule and developing the team
- Closely monitor the team to ensure they fully understand the customer’s product, safety requirements, fitting, fabric performance, sampling and production procedures, quality and safety standard on STS and Returns
- Analyze and review approved and rejected comment(s) for all sample stages and take appropriate action to ensure rectification before bulk production
- Monitor the QC team taking in-line inspection, trouble shooting and prevent major issues happening in final inspection. Address any potential problems from factories and fix them immediately
- Identify key areas of concern by customer, team, order, merchandiser, supplier product quality and take necessary action to correct
- Assess effectiveness of garment pre-production meetings on an on-going basis to identify needs of training
- Constantly review our quality standards / AQL performance and action improvements in a planned and strategic way
- Strategically plan Technical Development team structures to support the business needs and requirements


About you

You will:

- Be based in Hong Kong with constant travel to oversee all factories and facilities and to support the local teams

Knowledge / Skills and Experience Required:

- 10 - 15 years of experience in garment buying or sourcing company
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to establish strong relationships with the NEXT UK Technicians, the Merchandising and Development teams
- Preferably have previous experience of working with the UK Fashion Market
- Experience of managing a team and working with teams overseas and demonstrate strong leadership skills
- Sound knowledge in garment construction and technical solution

- Bonus Scheme
- Pension Scheme
- ShareSave Scheme
- Life Assurance
- Staff Discount
- Healthcare Scheme
- Uniform Allowance