Regional Product Development Engineer - Footwear (12 Months Contract)

Ubicación: Vietnam

Estado/Provincia/Localidad: Ho Chi Minh

Localidad: Ho Chi Minh

Departamento: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Tipo de horario: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Who we are  
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.
About this team 
From initial design concept through commercialization, Footwear Product Development is responsible for shepherding each model through the process to ensure the execution aligns with the product intent.  This teams serves as an integral part of “bringing the product to life” through technical acumen, problem solving skills, program management and cross functional collaboration. Ensuring product integrity, on-time execution, design intent and manufacturing feasibility. 

A day in the life - what you will do: 
The Regional Product Development Engineer will be responsible for supporting HQ Product development by managing direct communication with the local factory base to ensure clear understanding of the technical requirements and key design points while engaging creative problem solving, high-level program management and quality issue resolution skills to ensure best in class products.  Including:
  • Supervise product creation process in a direct-to-factory environment where HQ Developers communicate directly to factory partners with the LLO Development Engineer playing a supporting role.
  • Partner with multiple factory partners to streamline communication and standardize operating procedures. 
  • Utilize specialized experience to foresee potential development and engineering risks and use broad industry knowledge base to create mainline solutions.  
  • Utilize technical skills to review pattern files, validate bottom part 2D/3D for accurate execution, and obsess manufacturing efficiency.
  • Adhere to predetermined timelines and gates, actively tracking progress and giving updates on agreed upon basis to HQ teammates. 
  • Review samples to ensure proper execution, quality and performance prior to shipping.
  • Coordinate travel between factories in N. and S. Vietnam to accomplish the needs of individual styles and projects.
  • Participate in the Buy Ready and Commercialization trials to ensure new styles are manufacturable and ready for production while meeting the highest quality standard.
  • Drive opportunities for co-creation with vendors and external partners.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or directly related scientific discipline.
  • 5-8 years minimum footwear industry experience in Development, Pattern Engineering, Tooling Engineering, Footwear Engineering and/or Manufacturing.
  • In-depth knowledge of footwear construction and manufacturing as well as the end-to-end product life cycle
  • Solid knowledge of engineering fundamentals and ability to apply this knowledge to product development and challenging technical problems.
  • Excellent multi-tasking, organizational skills as well as verbal & written communication skills proficient in Vietnamese and English (Chinese a plus)
  • Thrives in a time-sensitive, demanding, and dynamic environment, and can self-start, organize, prioritize, multi-task, and balance competing priorities with a keen sense of urgency.
  • Manages effectively with ambiguity, complexity, and change, with high emotional intelligence. 
  • Ability to implement new ways of working as the organization grows.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including analytical, problem solving, organizational, issue resolution, and internal and external relationship management. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and influence cross-functional teams, as well as work independently all while adapting to a changing environment.
  • Competency w/ Microsoft 365 applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Planner, Outlook) and Flex or PLM equivalent
  • Can travel approximately 35% of the time.

Must haves: 
  • Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness, and creates the space for others to do the same.
  • Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

Beyond the Paycheck (Benefits & Perks) 

At lululemon, we care for and invest in the whole person – body, mind, spirit. Our total rewards program is designed to support you in achieving your goals and focus on the things you love. In addition to competitive base pay and a team-based bonus program, we also offer paid time off, generous employee discounts, fitness/yoga classes, parenthood top up program and personal and professional development programs.    

Note: availability of these benefits and perks may be subject to your location & employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these benefits and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.