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Developer, Product Development, Footwear, Coach


Dongguan, 44, CN

Come, be part of our Tapestry.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry is a global house of brands that embraces the exploration of individuality. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing, beautiful, and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.


Primary Purpose
Reporting to the PD Manager, assist on all PD assignments from early development to CS sign off and support the Manager with execution of full range of PD work.


Key Responsibilities
 Assist in the product development process from early development until commercialization through all types of sampling: prototype, line presentation sample, confirmation samples. Ensure timely delivery execution as required by design.
 Support to handle special technique; printing, laser, emboss….and all special product executions.
 Follow up all leather/material/components/hardware with cross-functional teams, liaise with factories throughout the product development process.
 Work closely with the engineering team to enforce the quality standard for the products. Check quality and execution of Engineering samples and Confirmation samples before sending to NY. Work out potential risk issues and help set up testing and trials when necessary to prevent problems in an early stage.
 Build connectivity between cross-functional team such as costing team, LM team, MM team, HW team and production team to exchange information during the whole development process. Ensure samples use correct materials and components that meet Coach Quality standards.
 Attend weekly MM and LM meetings to tighten follow up material/leather update status.
 Lead handover meetings with cross-functional teams; PM-, costing-, and engineering to provide design details, potential quality risks, special executions and long lead time collections on each intro.
 Update all necessary reports to the specified deadlines; AD chart, WLP, Material/Leather chart, PTR, sample count report, SRF and SAM system.
 Check PM team allocation- and monthly transfer list to ensure these are accurate, handle transfer development.
 Visit SPs to cross check all the samples execution to ensure all samples are correct before send.


 Works within the DGO based PD team. Daily interaction with Engineering. Frequent interaction with MM, LM and HW teams.
 Daily interaction with SPs sampling teams.


The accomplished individual will possess...
 3+ years’ experience in product development in fashion shoes. Branded experience preferred.
 Hard working, well organized, proactive, team and result-orientated, flexible and the capable to follow up design requirement independently and effectively.
 Good communication, negotiation, cooperation and problem solving skills. Attentive to details and problem mindset is prerequisite
 Good knowledge in shoe making process and familiar with fabric and leather.
 Ability to work in a collaborative team environment with multi-cultural members.
 Good computer skills including excel, word and power point.
 Problem solving for unforeseen quality issues in production lines and at finish goods inspection is a routine part of this role.
 Analysis & Decision making to acceptability of products due ship is a routine part of the role and must take account of Coach’s quality standards.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  43437

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