Materials Manager

Location
Derbyshire
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
30 Sep 2016
Closes
28 Oct 2016
Ref
JS3775
Function
Technical

The Company

Our client specialises in the design and marketing of technical outdoor clothing and equipment. They have an exciting opportunity for a Materials Manager to join their dynamic technical team.  

Materials Manager - The Role:

  • Be the key contact and consultant for all material related questions
  • Steer the material selection process in-line with strategic brand & design direction, and drive material consolidation to improve efficiency
  • Monitor and manage all material developments (working together with Design and suppliers) and be responsible for initial material price negotiations with suppliers during the development stage
  • Manage in-house and external testing, initiating wearer trials where necessary
  • Manage the lab dip approval process
  • Ensure fabric and trim databases are maintained
  • Cooperate with the Buying Team to improve material efficiencies
  • Drive innovation projects and ensure their successful technical implementation
  • Be the key contact for all materials related sustainability subjects
  • Manage and approve production shipment samples
  • Manage fabric production issues

Materials Manager - The Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in textile technology/ engineering or comparable degree/education
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a fabric technical role
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes of yarns & fabrics, dyeing & finishing, mechanical & chemical treatments
  • Knowledge of material types: knits, wovens & non-wovens
  • Knowledge of performance fabric technologies: waterproof/breathable, moisture movement, insulations, etc
  • Interest in outdoor sports and performance fabrics

Materials Manager - The Package: 

  • Dependant on experience.

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