MANUFACTURING ENG MATERIALS DIRECTOR

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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