Our partnered client, one of the leading womenswear suppliers have an exciting opportunity for a Fabric Manager to join their growing team.
You will be negotiating and building relationships with mills and agents, working closely with the design and sales teams in emerging trends and actively identifying issues with fabric.
Working together with sales and design teams to source suitable fabrics for clients’ needs.
Identifying mills and agents and establishing relationships.
Coordinating with fabric agents and mills to ensure fabric is correct for end use.
Negotiating with mills if problems arise by agreeing the best way to proceed.
Advising production teams on how best to resolve fabric issues.
Alerting sales and design teams in advance to potential problems before fabric is booked.
Working closely with mills to achieve the best possible technical performance.
Suggesting ways to modify fabric into price when necessary.
Understanding issues that arise in fabric production and suggesting methods to improve.
Alerting the sales and design team to emerging trends
Key Requirements: -
3 years’ fabric experience at a womenswear supplier.
Thorough knowledge of fabric testing and manufacturing.
Understanding customers technical performance expectations.
Able to negotiate on behalf of the sales team when necessary.
Can train, motivate and coach others.
Cooperates well within a large team even when they have competing objectives.