Fashion

Fulltime
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Job# 33439 BH# 371176
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Fabric R&D Manager

Client Overview: 

Our client is a popular fashion brand presenting the latest must-have apparel and accessories. With their on-trend, innovative, and modern designs, you can effortlessly dress in style every day.

Position Overview:

In this role, you would be responsible for researching fabric trends, attending textile shows, and overseeing fabric development.

Responsibilities:

• Research fabric trends, attend mill fabric appointments and fabric shows, and develop fabric boards highlighting seasonal fabric trends
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design, production, and mill management offices to develop qualities aligned with cost and aesthetic

• Test fabrics prior to bulk order, review test failures with the manager, and communicate with design, production, and mills for fabric related issues 
• Maintain fabric information in PLM, build an archive of approved continuity fabrics, and monitor calendar for on-time delivery

• Order proto and sample yardage, develop fabric charts to manage all fabric development, and organize the fabric library of file lab dips, bulks, and linings 

• Participate in meetings with design, merchandising, and sales and meet with the head of the department daily

Key Qualifications:

• 5-7 years’ experience 
• Knowledge of fabric construction, finishing, and washing 
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite