Manager Materials Development Apparel - Functional Trims (m/f)

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Location
Herzogenaurach, Bayern (DE)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Sep 2016
Closes
06 Oct 2016
Ref
147850
Sector
Sportswear
Job Type
Permanent

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Be the key contact and consultant for all material related questions for all internal interfaces
  • Lead all cross-functional discussions related to materials topics, steer the material selection process and drive material consolidation to improve material efficiency
  • Ensure availability of correct materials data in FlexPLM (technical data, cost, toolbox, lifecycle)
  • Identify suitable sources for new material developments (aligned with material sourcing strategy)
  • Initiate and monitor all material developments
  • Cooperate with cross-functional team to create a focused material toolbox and coach the cross-functional team on how to improve material efficiencies
  • Set up and maintain the materials library and work on continuously improving the setup and tools for the product creation teams 
  • Provide latest information on material trends to the respective Business Units/ categories

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to create, plan and effectively deliver presentations in formal and informal settings
  • Ability to anticipate problems, offers solutions, and address issues with materials in order to meet the Design team’s aesthetic goals and financial targets
  • Ability to work independently or with limited guidance
  • Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Four year college or university degree in textile engineering or comparable degree/education
  2. Minimum of 2-3 years work experience in the fabric production industry (knowledge of manufacturing process, fabrics, mechanical and chemical treatments)

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