Fabric Development Director

Location
New York
Salary
Salary will be c £90k depending on experience
Posted
10 May 2012
Closes
07 Jun 2012
Ref
AW2172
Sector
Accessories
Job Type
Permanent

The Company

Our client is America's premier accessible luxury accessories brand and a leader in international markets.  They design and market high quality, modern accessories that complement the diverse lifestyles of today's consumer.  They have a fantastic opportunity for a Fabric Development Director to work at their head office in New York.

Fabric Development Director - The Role:

  • To provide a continuous flow of innovative fabric and trim development for a collection. 
  • The Fabric Development Director would be responsible for the development of all new design ideas through to the commercialisation.
  • Work creatively ahead of season to bring newness in fabric and trim development to the design and fabric teams
  • Work with design teams and design development of each area to be sure concepts are being covered and timelines are being met
  • Manage International travel to the Asian and European mills to ensure that the research for the season is in line with required aesthetics
  • Ensure that all global sourcing routes are workable for all fabrics and trims:
  • Ensure the fabric development is in line with sourcing and pricing strategy
  • Partner with VP, DVP and the Fabric Production area to determine what mills to assort development based on mills capabilities and capacities
  • Work with Asian mills to improve capabilities of achieving required aesthetics and advanced techniques
  • Work with design team closely to create fabric reference libraries for both fabric and trims

Fabric Development Director - The Candidate:

  • 10 years research and development experience within textile industry
  • Strong understanding of design and especially woven fabrics
  • Previous experience with global fabric development
  • Solid knowledge of fabric constructions and types
  • Ability to understand mill capabilities to thoroughly direct development into most appropriate locations
  • High energy level, team player with ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Fabric Development Director - The Package:

  • Salary c £90k + depending on experience
  • Great benefits within a dynamic work environment.

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted