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General Manager - Product Development - Ladies Handbag - International Retail Brands

Our client is an International Retail Brand with business in Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, HK and PRC. They are looking for a GM - Product Development to manage the New Product Line - Ladies HandBag. 

Overview:

The General Manager of Product Development directs the development of product from initial design concept to bulk production order placement.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor the product development process to ensure teams KPI is met
  • Conduct global market and business analysis on products, consumers, competitors and retail industry
  • In charge of team and cross functional relationships to ensure new product meets aesthetic, quality, and functional requirements
  • Partners cross-functionally with Design, Merchandising, Materials, collaborating to develop product that meets business needs for regional markets
  • Ensure the prototyping, finalization and manufacturing production within projected timeline
  • Proactively anticipates and identifies challenges in the development process and effectively resolves issues through appropriate actions and communication
  • Participate in Sales & Marketing activities to build the brand and raise brand awareness

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in any related discipline
  • At least 10 years in handbag product development, sourcing or production
  • Strong international exposure and understanding on retail markets
  • Must possess a strong fashion sense and have the ability to interpret trends
  • Excellent organizational, leadership and communication skills with energetic, passionate and innovative character
  • Strong self-starter who excels in fast-paced, start-up type environments
  • Able to start doing something over from the beginning
  • Embraces change, able to adapt and excel in a rapidly evolving and growing environment
  • Fluency in English & Chinese 

For more information, please send your resume complete with cover letter to: chelsie@knightrecruits.com

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