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R&D and Product Development Director - H19103

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Our client is a well-known company in the sportswear industry, with significant presence in the international markets.

Location: Veneto



Reporting to Industrial Director, the candidate will be in charge of the R&D and development of new products at each new Collection, assuring new materials development, prototypes and samples production, as well as technical information inputting on the system for all new products categories.

Main responsibilities:

  • Play an active role with Design and Marketing teams to define new products and materials requirements and the Collection timing
  • Coordinate the team composed of Designers, Product Developers and Modelists
  • Manage R&D and development budget
  • Accountable for products pricing with collaboration of others departments (production, purchasing, industrialisation)
  • Propose ideas of improvement in products definition in order to enhance quality or cost
  • Assure development of new materials working closely with Sourcing team.
  • Assure pattern-making and prototyping activities to respect required schedule
  • Participate to Review meetings to give contribution in terms of feasibility and “manufacturability” of products
  • Implement internal procedures and milestones, as far as R&D and product development processes are concerned
  • Share technical information with other functions
  • Apply brand Quality guidelines and aesthetic standards


·         University degree in Engineering or similar

·         Knowledge of products (sporting goods, materials, sporting equipment) & manufacturing processes

·         Previous experiences in sportswear is welcome

·         Management skills, decision taking, delegation & team building, listening skills, honesty and integrity

·         English (fluent)


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