Role and responsibilities Acted as the "Technical Expert" in driving the development and optimization of manufacturing engineering materials. Involved in material data analysis, technical specifications and vendor performance. Leads cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and improve existing production processes, works closely with our supplier base in Taiwan and other locations in Asia. Leads team in defining and documenting procedures for all aspects of manufacturing processes and equipment. Designs tests to establish and/or improve production processes. Oversees the execution and documentation of trial runs. Provide technical assistance and support internal teams and external suppliers. Advises junior level engineering employees in design modification, specification, purchase, installation, and validation of equipment and tooling. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree holder in textile engineering or related fields in textile / manufacturing with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience Strong understand of textile formation, especially in knitting and weaving Knowledge of material types including knits, woven and non-woven Apparel product development process knowledge 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; be open and willing to learn Strong communications skills in English and Mandarin Able to physically work in Taipei with a local Taiwan package Less than 10% travel

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