Who We Are
Brooks is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference.
We share a focused mission : to inspire everyone to run and be active. That’s it. No distractions it’s all about the run.
Through science, creativity, service, authenticity and connection, we obsess over delivering the best running gear on the planet.
We do it our way, with our unique spirit, with a goal of being more relevant to runners than any other brand, day after day and mile after mile.
We are determined to innovate, challenging ourselves to lead thought at every turn. Inside these walls and on the roads, tracks and trails, we live and breathe Run Happy, celebrating the positive impact running has on our lives and others.
We inject it into all we do because it makes everything better, smarter, more fun and more memorable. Our company culture defines us, bonds us together and creates the conditions for success.
It is lived daily as a behavioral expression of our collective set of brand values : Connect with People, Innovate for our Customer, Compete as a Team, Build Trust, Have Fun & Bring Passion, and Be Active.
If you’re on our team, it means you’re part of creating something extraordinary. You’re part of Brooks.
The Commercialization Manager drives our footwear commercialization process from development to production. You will actively manage and engineer footwear commercialization while working with various product groups (USA Product Development, Asia Product Development and Factory Manufacturing partners for uppers and tooling).
You will ensure that products meet or exceed Brooks’ quality standards. You will manage a team of Product Engineers leading them to ensure Brooks Fit, Feel, and Ride throughout the commercialization process.
Your Responsibilities :
Lead and manage multiple projects from sample confirmation to consumer ready for manufacturing.
Lead, mentor and coach the Product Engineering team.
Utilize in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process to manipulate the process in order to advance and achieve manufacturing techniques that enhance overall product performance.
Work with the Product Team to prepare and provide shoes for Fit Trials.
Work with development teams to ensure materials’ fit and function meet Brooks requirements.
Coach and mentor employees on the footwear product engineering and commercialization process.
Oversee / supervise the commercialization process at key milestones (model fit, extreme fit, pre-production fit); approve product at the conclusion of each trial.
Oversee and approve the process for creating a Process Flow Chart (PFC) for production in collaboration with factory partners.
Review component construction, pattern and process at the product factory to ensure Brooks quality standards are met.
Collaborate with Brooks and Factory Production / QA teams to inspect and approve all materials including midsoles, outsoles, and upper materials for both production and wear testing.
Review and inspect wear test shoes for manufacturability before shipping to the USA.
Perform standard commercialization checks to ensure product is manufactured according to approved product specifications, including functional and aesthetic performance specifications.
Work closely with QA team to maintain product integrity in production. Walk the lines regularly with QA team to inspect product.
Review and confirm, in conjunction with Tooling Engineer and Production, all wear test sample and production tooling mid-
sole / out-sole / injection.
Provide expertise to the USA / Asia Product Development, Factory and Production Teams with upper pattern, upper molds and tooling concerns for production starting from first round sample production, ensuring that the product meets or exceeds Brooks standards for manufacturing.
Provide solutions to issues as they arise during the early stages of design / development.
Daily communication with factory and production teams is critical.
Update all commercialization status reports in an accurate and in a timely manner, and then share / store the information in the appropriate shared drive file.
Degree in Engineering with a minimum 7+ years of footwear engineering / commercialization experience.
3+ years managing commercialization teams
Fluent in English and Mandarin (writing and speaking) - ability to communicate clearly with USA teams.
Communication, organizational skills and a willingness to work in a collaborative environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Advanced Knowledge of footwear production process.
Assertive and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating effective listening through concise, clear verbal and written communication.
Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company.
Keen attention to detail in planning, organization and execution of tasks, while still seeing the big picture and understanding how all of the pieces fit together and affect one another.
Ability to anticipate how a decision made can affect our customers, our partners, our products or other departments’ operations and / or morale; connecting the dots.
Demonstration of innovation and initiative always looking to improve our products and processes while displaying a willingness to dive into the details and help out wherever necessary.
Passionate participation in Brooks’ sports activities a plus, overridden by the ability to understand and empathize with the runner in order to develop loyal, engaging relationships with our customers and the Brooks community.
Embraces and lives the Brooks values
Reports to : Sr. Manager, Commercialization Department : 95 Position Class : Exempt Position Location : Vietnam At Brooks, we celebrate diversity & equity.
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and encourage people of all backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills to apply.
Brooks is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, the presence of a sensory, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military status, marital status, pregnancy or child birth, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, political ideology, or any other non-merit based factors.