Product Engineer - Athletic Footwear Textile (Knitted) F/M

Wattrelos, NORD PAS DE CALAIS (France)
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Product Engineer - Athletic Footwear Textile (Knitted) F/M

Production, Operations and R&D

Wattrelos, NORD PAS DE CALAIS (France)




Within an industrial footwear division, your mission is to design and develop textile solutions that meet the technical specifications and are adapted to the customers’ athletic needs. In collaboration with a component supply manager, you participate in the construction of the knitted textile offer for shoe development. Partner with design, Product Line Managers (PLM’s), engineering, manufacturing and vendors / partners in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Italy, Portugal to ensure that products exceed customers’ expectations, are manufacturable and meet performance and quality objectives of the organization. Your main responsibilities are: Maintain clear documentation and communication of the design solutions from concept through final product (i.e. building Tech Packs/Bill of Materials/Product Specification sheets). Validate the materials in accordance with the specifications. Create and build a knowledge base and stay informed about vendor capabilities and performance, factory relationships, quality issues, materials pricing and lead times.


Minimum 3 years' work experience in a product creation related role, preferably footwear development, knit textile materials. An appreciation for the quality footwear and solid base in the field of polymers are real plus. Experience in project management. Demonstrated ability to develop highly productive relationships with individuals and teams that are made up of diverse disciplines and cultural backgrounds resulting in effective working relationships across the company. Proven ability to lead and influence in collaborative, team oriented and complex global environments. Passion for sports activities is a plus. Practicing sportsman, sharing the values ​​of the sport, you have a strong team spirit. Fluent English (French is a plus).

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