APAC Apparel Technical Specialist | 40HRS

APAC Apparel Technical Specialist

Work Location: Ho Chi Minh

Job type: Full-Time

Posted: 30-10-2017

Salary: 1,500 - 2,000 USD / Monthly

Email: an.phan@40hrs.vn

Job Description

  • You communicate quality standards to our vendors and monitor and follow up as required to ensure standards are understood and met 
  • You collaborate closely with the Quality team and other stakeholders at Arc’teryx Head Office as well as with the Amer sourcing office (ASO), their managers, and inspectors 
  • You ensure that Arc’teryx standards and inspection instructions are fully understood by ASO inspectors by supporting training and auditing their inspections 
  • You act as a consultant for vendors on behalf of quality issues, investigating root cause and auditing vendor facilities and processes if needed 
  • You coordinate corrective actions at our APAC distribution centers (DC) and/or at distributor warehouses as required 
  • You regularly report on activities, ongoing programs and investigations 
  • You support the QA Manager in enforcing quality standards for finished goods and raw materials, with focus on preventative action pre-production 
  • You provide training and technical expertise in Arc’teryx construction methods and quality standards for all product categories to the staff of our external factories 
  • You ensure all factories observe efficient and cost effective methods, best manufacturing practices, and safety standards to support cost reduction, safety compliance, and increased quality of finished product 
  • You prepare and lead regular technical Sew & Lam workshops for external specialists from designated vendors to update new developments and techniques 
  • You assess and regularly report on factory progress and adherence to known Arc’teryx manufacturing principals

Job Requirements

  • You have 5+ years of experience in manufacturing and quality management (preferably within the apparel or outdoor hardgoods industry), including at least 5+ years as a production or quality supervisor or in a comparable position
  • You have excellent organizational skills 
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English 
  • You are able to travel as required 
  • You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions 
  • You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity 
  • You are able to balance autonomy and collaboration 
  • You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement 
  • You seek the best (but sometimes not the easiest) solutions, with an unwavering 


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