Do you have a passion for Home Hard Goods products and love to work with product development, market trends and new materials? Then we are looking for you to join our Production/sourcing team in Shanghai.
H&M Home is growing so we need a new colleague who together with the rest of the team will focus on the product development for Hard Goods products. The H&M Home team today consists of different competencies such as Product developer, Merchandiser, Quality team, supplier sourcing and we are now looking for an experienced Product developer for Hard goods. Make your career possible!
What is Production? It's the place where design ideas are transformed into actual products.
We are in over 6 sourcing markets (China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Europe, Indonesia) and are the direct point of contact for local suppliers. We work to ensure our products are of good quality and produced at the best price and in a sustainable way.
Is this your next challenge?
As the Production Product Developer (PPD) you interpret trends and visual goals and translate them into specific material and product information for the production team & our suppliers. You will take ownership of the strategy for product/material developments linked to market demand and based on customer needs.
Your role is to receive the trends and mood boards from Buying office and you will prepare collections/new products together with our suppliers (Collaboration with Quality team will be needed in order to secure quality of your collections). Salesmanship & China capability understanding are important as you will have to promote your collection to buying office. As soon as Buying office picks your product you will hand-over the development to the business team.
Develop sustainable materials will also be a focus in your future collections.
Your new team
Of course, you can't do all this by yourself! There's a great team of people that you will collaborate with, both locally and internationally, who will share your ambition and help you achieve your goals. Reporting to the Product Manager, you will interact both with our Buying Office and with the whole of our Supply Chain Organization.
And how is it to work in Production? Of course, we think it's great but you should ask people who work here what they think!
We are confident that they will tell you that we strive to live by our values, creating a work atmosphere which is collaborative, inclusive and engaging. If you have friends who work (or worked) in Production, give them a call!
Who are you?
The person we are looking for is a leader with passion for Interior decoration. Someone who understands Hard Goods production in China & Vietnam (Candle, Glass, ceramic, Metal and Plastic) customers and products alike.
Communication will be key as the role works across the organization and interacts with many functions within H&M. Creativity and out-of-the-box-thinking will also be key elements when deciding who we will hire for the role as you will need to build relationships globally across Production and Buying Office.