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About the Job We are currently looking for a Fabric Manager. This job is located on the East Coast.
POSITION OBJECTIVE: This position is primarily responsible for driving the research, gathering, and development of a fabric group or trim area. Partners with cross-functional teams and external vendor/mill partners in the development of high-quality, brand-right fabrics.
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develops and gathers fabrics assortments according to design direction, while proposing fabric/product improvements to elevate the quality of the brand. • Maintains, updates, and analyzes fabric projects ensuring fiscal and quality goals. • Ensures brand appropriate, trend right, and of elevated quality so as to elevate the aesthetic and inherent value of the product and the brand. • Collaborates with design and merchant partners in the identification of core, key, and novelty fabric strategies. Considers a “speed to market” approach and supports existing pricing structure. • Suggests and drives creative solutions to fabric pricing challenges. • Builds and updates the fabric library while guiding the maintenance of the library and database. • Forges global relationships with mills/vendors globally while developing & maintaining existing relationships through ongoing communication.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or related field • 5+ years experience in global Fabric research and development within the apparel industry Management experience preferred • Ability to research fabric according to trend direction and to support business strategies and outlined seasonal expectations • Solid base of mill and vendor contacts for area of specialization, yarn, knit, woven, trims • Current technical knowledge in area of fabric specialization as it relates to fabric qualities, specifically fabric construction, content, dyeing, printing, finishing, and washing techniques including mill capabilities and limitations • Knowledge of fabric shows and research avenues • Computer literate in Microsoft office programs and WEB PDM • Domestic and international travel for trade shows and development and as needed
Very attractive relocation package available to the right candidates!
If you are interested in this job please click on the following link to apply: http://emergingblue.com/fabric-manager-tops-full-time-east-coast/
Contact Information Emerging Blue 240 Stockton Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA 94108 415.543.6636 firstname.lastname@example.org