Ziera makes premium comfort, stylish woman?s footwear and distributes it through leading retailers across New Zealand, Australia and the USA.
Inspired by fashion but driven by comfort, Ziera is a family owned business that runs with passion, dedication and a down to earth ethos.
They are a well established business poised for the next phase of development.
As a key member of our Product Team you will be responsible for the technical development of the product, from design to final prototype.
With a customer centred approach to the technical aspects of the design process, you will automatically translate the needs of our customers into brand aligned products that meet our commercial targets.
The main focus of the role is to project manage the sampling and prototyping of design both within New Zealand and in the off-
shore factories. You will work with the manufacturing suppliers to ensure the most efficient production of footwear, all the while meeting quality and scheduling deadlines.
This will require you to visit overseas manufacturing suppliers and autonomously make decisions that relate to all technical and quality aspects of production as they may arise.
You will work to ensure that all technical aspects relating to the design process are effectively managed, that technical specifications are correct, well documented and communicated to relevant parties.
Ziera is looking for a well experienced technical design manager who has extensive experience in the technical footwear field, with a focus on new high tech materials.
Experience in bottom stock development & 3D printing is essential, as is knowledge of costing and shoemaking to develop cost efficient product, full knowledge of shoe last modelling, as well as a knowledge of materials, pattern making, fit and footwear construction.
Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be comfortable operating at a senior level and be confident to stand your ground on critical technical issues.
Able to work independently but also able to successfully operate in a team environment, you will be a key member of the senior team positioning the Company a s a global brand.
You will have appropriate Footwear Design experience and be able to demonstrate success over a number of years in a technical footwear design role.
The role requires that you bring appropriate international experience with you. You will be a dedicated and committed person who is able to bring enthusiasm, energy, drive and excellent inter-
personal skills to the role to match your organisational ability. With a strong ability to adhere to deadlines, you must be strongly outcome focused and performance driven.
You will have the opportunity to make a difference!