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Global Supply Chain

Functional Materials Assistant (Footwear)


Report to Functional Material Manager, this incumbent is responsible for contributing to the component’s development activities (including trial out, colour approval). He/ she will drive effective communication on development follow up with suppliers, maintain accurate tracking charts, assuring functional material is compliant with corporate standards with respect to approvals, policies, and regulations.


  • Support and contribute to the component development process (including trial out, Colour Approval), covering footwear trims and accessories
  • Partner with manager to develop new resources of trims that enhance product performance and minimize cost and lead-time
  • Work with Quality, Supply Chain teams to resolve any quality and shipment issues
  • Liaise with internal and external parties to ensure the production is on track and the quality is up to corporate standard
  • Maintain accurate tracking charts of product development, lead-time, price, OTB dates, submit due dates
  • Evaluate suppliers in line with company's corporate social responsibility and general materials requirements (banned substance) policy
  • Request, receive and validate trim detail sheets from suppliers
  • Establish strong business relationships with vendors for product development and production
  • Maintain all trim records including specification lead time and trim pricing.
  • Maintain and update system data, charts, and generate reports
  • Keep abreast of industry changes, market intelligence, fashion trends, new resources and opportunities.


It’s never just a job at Dr. Martens. It’s a way of life. We live and breathe our Values – BE YOURSELF, ACT COURAGEOUSLY AND SHOW YOU CARE. As a brand that represents Rebellious Self Expression, we are a unique collection of people from different backgrounds, with different skills and we all bring something special to Dr. Martens. We are brand custodians and passionate advocates.

To be our Functional Material Assistant you will also possess these qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in footwear, fashion & textile, buying or equivalent
  • At least 4 years’ experience in sourcing, development and purchasing, experience gained from global retail business will be an advantage
  • Experience in handling footwear, trims and accessories is a plus
  • Familiar with the specificities of Asian sourcing
  • Credible, responsible, independent
  • Effective time management and project management skills with an attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), and database management
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Native Vietnamese. Chinese speaking will be an advantage

Interested? Apply now!

At Dr. Martens, we are committed to creating an environment in which we can all be our best and bring our authentic selves to work. We encourage applications, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, or disability. Diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our brand; helping us to speak authentically to our consumers.

We strive to develop a business where our people can thrive and feel empowered to express themselves. Because we believe everyone should feel supported and included, whatever their role in the Dr. Martens community.

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