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Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan

Role and responsibilities

  • Acted as the “Chemistry Expert” in driving the development and optimization of manufacturing engineering materials. Involved in material data analysis, technical specifications and vendor performance.
  • Provides coordination and direction to team members to ensure the ability to manufacture new or revised products efficiently and in a timely manner, works closely with our supplier base in Taiwan and other locations in Asia.
  • Ensures team defines and documents procedures for all aspects of manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Sets the technical direction for assigned area. Participates on the leadership team, and responsible for strategic planning and budgeting.
  • Functions as the engineering innovation leader in areas such as new manufacturing concepts, product technologies and sustainability ventures.
  • Directs team in process improvement initiatives, leads team and provides coaching when needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree holder in textile chemistry or related fields in textile / manufacturing engineering with minimum 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong understand of textile formation, especially in dyeing, yarn, fiber, and finishing
  • Knowledge of material types including knits, woven and non-woven
  • Apparel product development process knowledge is required
  • Progressive career development in managing a textile dye house, or working at the senior / management level in chemical plant is highly preferred
  • Lab testing and global material experience is required.
  • Able to handle negotiation, as well as influence and manage communications with suppliers
  • Sensitivity to different cultures, customs and business practices
  • Experience with third party vendor engagement, materials or related development projects is preferred
  • Able to be assertive, self-motivated and work in a team environment
  • Strong communications skills in English and Mandarin
  • Able to physically work in Taipei with a local Taiwan package
  • 30-50% of travel

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