Work Location: Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Binh Duong, Dong Nai. Key Purpose of the Job: • Ensure pre-production activities is carried out at the assigned factories with a focus on engineering for best productivity, product quality consistency, product integrity and performance in accordance to the brands policies and best practices. • Accountable for all production related activities in the nominated vendor ensuring that production quality is being maintained to VF FW standards, SOPs are being adhered to, and that “On Time Performance” obligations are being met. • Ensures VF CSR standards are being maintained and continually elevated for the betterment of people and the planet. • Executes VF Production Ops. strategic initiatives captured on OGSTM. Key Areas of Responsibility • Carry out commercialization, pre-production and production related activities within his/her assigned factory to ensure that production quality is being maintained to VF standards and that “On Time Performance” obligations are being met. • Delivers the job goals by developing strategic relationships and effective communication with VF's cross functional departments such as QM, GMS, Engineering, SO, CSR, Planning, Costing organizations as well as related factory departments/teams to execute commercialization, pre-production and mass production on time and in accordance to VF's policies and procedures. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Commercialization/Pre-Production • Coordinates with the factories the scheduling & execution of commercialization/pre-production trials (T3 and T4) to ensure VF quality standards and requirements for the engineering and manufacturing of footwear are being adhered to. • Communicates closely with VF Asia Product Development/Engineering Team on any product/process improvements and or rectification necessary to achieve best productivity, production quality consistency, product integrity and performance. • Assist in the implementation of new technologies for VF Footwear. • Validate all activities related to product specification, SOPs, and testing to ensure product meets the Brands required standard. • Ensures accurate and timely handover of all product SOP, Specifications and Tech reports to all parties including factory & VFQA. • Executes product “transfers out” at the assigned factories ensuring tech packages are fully evaluated, accurate and complete, and delivered on time to the transfer in factory. • Executes the “transfer in” of products at the assigned factories ensuring tech packages are complete and accurate and commercialized on time to achieve target BR while adhering to the required quality standards. • Maintains seasonal pre-production & transfer tracker updated weekly. • Work with factories to achieve Automation Index target, improve production efficiencies and accomplish consistent product quality in mass production. Production • Work closely with VF and factory’s Planning Team to validate factory production planning schedule to achieve “On Time Performance” targets. • Manage production line during start-up of TN/NU, “Hyper Care” or “NPI” to ensure production status and produce meet required quality standards. • Perform OG Mold Preventive Audit on monthly basis, validates and verifies completion of Corrective Action Plan. • Cooperate with Quality Org., Production Planning, and GMS Team to support factory in case there is any material delays, or Factory’s On-Time Performance is compromised. • Make day to day decisions associated with the production SOP’s with the defined scope of responsibilities. • Execute Automation Strategy – including RFI operation to support AI reporting process. • Execute CSR internal Checklist on monthly basis and validate completion of Corrective Action Plans. • Execute production related activities to ensure adherence with SOP’s and product specification.JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum Relevant Experience: 5 years - Minimum Supervisory Experience: 0 years - Minimum Academic Requirement: University or College - Major Subject: Footwear related - External Communication Required: - Frequency: Daily (Others, please specify) Required Professional Qualification: 1) Pre-production & Production experience in footwear or related field with a multinational company. 2) Good command of English language and excellent communication skills. 3) Good computer skills in Windows operating environment (Office, Word, Excel, etc.). Competencies, skills set, and abilities: • Possess deep understanding and technical knowledge/know-how of all footwear categories/constructions as well as material physical properties. • Basic knowledge of Automation/Computer stitching for upper pattern construction, grading/pattern interlocking for the convenience of Automation/ Computer stitching operation. • General knowledge/skills of last making and measurements. • General knowledge of molds/bottom checking to find potential issues during pre-production trial for new developments. • Integrate the best possible technical application for product without compromising on design specification and cost allowance. • Seek potential cost savings. • Influence beyond his/her direct control through personal credibility. • Embrace VF Guiding Principles: “Live with Integrity”, “Act Courageously”, “Be Curious”, “Act with Empathy”, “Persevere”. • Must have branded footwear experience. • Establish and maintain relationships effectively with partner factories and VF cross-functional Teams. • Ability to identify product quality and integrity risks, provide recommendations for CAP Key relationships: • Vendor Production Manager, Line Supervisor, QA Manager, Tech manager, Planning and related staff. • VF Production Operations Manager, Senior Manager. • Brand Product Development and Commercialization Team • VF Global Responsible Sourcing Team. • Quality Organization. • Other Sourcing Functional associates - Costing, GMS, Planning, Product Testing.
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