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Fabric Director

Job title: Fabric Director
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: 155-175k DOE
Reference: 432716
Contact name: Amelia Bitton
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Client Overview: Women’s Contemporary lifestyle Brand based in New York City.

Role Overview: We are looking for a dynamic fabric development and sourcing expert for USA & global sourcing as well as working with operations for placing production orders.

Fabric Director Responsibilities:

  • Source new fabrics and vendors, including print development, knowledge of and relationships with domestic & international mills.
  • Oversee Lab testing of raw materials ensuring compliance with internal procedures established testing policies.
  • Order sample yardage and follow up for timely deliveries and development of collection, approval of strike offs and samples.
  • Negotiate pricing, maintain master list of fabrics / vendors costs information, minimums purchase, production lead time.
  • Quality control
  • Review and confirm company standards by fabric vendor and ensure confirmed protocols are established and effective with each supplier prior to each purchase order.
  • Check fabric production quality before shipping to factories, review any quality issue with President.
  • Inventory control
  • Provide inventory reports update monthly, budget, keep inventory control with all movements of stoc

Fabric Manager Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience sourcing cut and sew knits
  • Relationship builder
  • Computer savvy and proficient in excel
  • Loves fabric, developing and meeting standards in hand weight stretch feel and color
  • Familiar with developing prints
  • Must have many sourcing contacts and long-term relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Driven by seasonal deadlines to a fault, sense of urgency
  • Prevent problems and solve problems
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