Footwear Color Specialist


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Full time



Jul 7

In short

This is your opportunity to become part of the worlds’ fastest growing sports company. As a Color Specialist, you will work in an inter-disciplinary environment at On and help us organise our collections, as well as own the Go To Market color process. You will evolve in a very fast-moving environment where you will be involved in the full color process from creative kick-off to operational implementation that brings these products to market.

Your Mission

  • Work with Material team, Development team and Commercialization team to establish color standards and acceptable range
  • Excellent color eye
  • Ensure distribution of color standards to T1 teams
  • Organize the color standard acceptable range in the material library
  • Communicate daily with T2 suppliers on color development and work with them on improving the quality in order to fit the acceptable range decided by On
  • Communicate with mills, agents, vendors, color lab technicians to identify technical limitations on various substrates and finishes for colors
  • Troubleshoot and challenge external parties to get the best color match
  • Coordinate all components in a single item i.e. (multiple substrates, color blocking, trim, etc…)
  • Coordinate and approve lab dips for both sale sample yardage and bulk
  • Identify color standards with metameric properties and find a resolve
  • Ensure color consistency across all categories
  • Coordinate with production, design, merchandising, overseas and domestic mills on color approvals and timing
  • Establish and enforce procedures for maintaining high standards of quality and consistency in color coordination
  • Responsible for implementation and maintenance of company’s Standard Operating Procedure Manual as it relates to our color tolerances
  • Act as the Color Authority and liaison with all external parties, especially working with developers and QC on assessing color standard approval both in development and for Bulk

Your story

  • You've got a degree in Footwear Textile Sciences, Textile Engineering/Technology, but you're not ready to stop learning just yet
  • A real expert in your field, you’ve worked in global footwear industry, or relevant industry, for at least 5 years, within Asia suppliers
  • Affinity for Footwear design and technology, particularly in the technical performance category, with an eye for aesthetics and key awareness of technical materials both within the industry and analogous industries
  • A true team player, you understand and respect the importance of collaboration and compromise
  • Able to balance creativity with organisation and discipline in a fast-paced environment
  • Good command of English communication. Mandarin is a plus.

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