Our partnered client, a large successful manufacturer of womenswear are looking for a Fabric Developer to join their growing technical department.
You will be responsible for identifying and establishing relationships with new mills and agents, alerting the sales and design teams to emerging trends and suggesting ways to modify fabric into price when necessary.
Working together with Design and Sales teams to source suitable fabrics for clients’ needs.
Commercial and innovative fabric sourcing.
Alerting the Design and Sales teams to emerging trends.
Identifying new mills and agents and establishing relationships.
Coordinating with fabric agents and mills to ensure fabric is correct for end use.
Alerting Design and Sales teams in advance to potential problems before a fabric is booked.
Working closely with mills to achieve the best possible technical performance.
Suggesting ways to modify fabric into price when necessary.
Excellent sourcing and development skills.
Commercially trend and trade aware.
Excellent at sharing knowledge.
Aware of what the competition is doing.
Anticipates future trends and develops in a timely manner.
Understands fabric manufacturing.
Has a thorough knowledge of fabric testing.
Understands customers technical performance expectations.
Cooperates well with large teams even when they have competing objectives.