Footwear Costing Manager

Footwear Costing Manager

The Footwear Costing Manager will be responsible for analysing and tracking the cost of production and materials for footwear products.  You will:

  • Break down the cost of each shoe design by evaluating patterns and consumption piece by piece.
  • Analyse the cost of local labour and materials for footwear products
  • Evaluate a cost-down option
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers to ensure competitive costs
  • Track production costs and compare them to budgeted costs
  • Develop and maintain cost models for footwear products
  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain Manager and purchasing team to identify cost savings opportunities
  • Prepare cost analysis reports for management review
  • Stay informed of industry trends and market conditions that may impact production costs

The role would suit someone who has come from a small to medium size footwear sourcing office, manufacturer or material supplier.  The key will be a ‘Can Do’ approach and a results-focused mindset, with the ability to work through vast amounts of information.   Additionally, you will be comfortable managing expectations and striving towards continuous improvement within strict timeframes.  You will need:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Proven experience in tracking, and reporting on raw material prices
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office for reports and presentations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Bengali and English.

This foreign-owned company has a long and proud history of providing a footwear supply chain service to premium brands, covering research, design, development, commercialisation, production and quality assurance.  The company is an equal opportunities employer and offers a supportive and professional environment in which to develop your career.

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