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Fabric Technical Manager

Recruiting for an experienced Senior Fabric Technologist or Technical Manager to join an established supplier to UK/European hight street with accountability for fabric development, sourcing and customers relationships.

Fabric Technical Manager – The Job Outline

  • Working with the senior leadership team, plan and deliver a fabric development and sourcing strategy
  • In conjunction with the commercial Executive and Design team agree short and long term priorities in respect of new developments, innovation and improving existing fabric qualities
  • Drive newness and innovation across product area through sourcing and knowledge of the latest fabric trends and developments
  • Form strong working relationships with key customers bringing expertise, influence and knowledge to the development process
  • Drive speed and flexibility through supply base
  • Constantly evaluate fabric sources and bases to challenge prices and ensure we achieve maximum cost benefits from suppliers
  • Work closely with own manufacturing units in order to identify suppliers that are responsive, cost effective and allow you to achieve maximum returns through efficiencies in factories.
  • Keep fully informed and up-to-date with any fabric issues and through working directly with key manufacturing personnel put in place suitable action plans to resolve these issues.
  • ·         Be the industry leading technical expert on Lingerie fabric developments and processes

Fabric Technical Manager – The Person Specification

  • Previous experience within similar position of Senior Fabric Technical/Management. Ideal experience in lingerie/intimates or womenswear.
  • Ability to demonstrate warp, weft and woven fabric technical knowledge (including dyeing, finishing and printing) and testing and performance requirements
  • Proven experience in developing and sourcing fabrics to meet the design brief and sourcing strategy whilst maximising profitability
  • Good understanding of the garment costing process and how this is influenced by the fabric pricing structure.
  • Excellent team player adopting a collaborative approach with Design and suppliers, ensuring a technical product which performs and is fit for purpose
  • Comprehensive understanding of the critical path management process and the role fabric lead-times in influencing this
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to apply existing fabric technical knowledge and to explore and develop new innovations within lingerie, intimates or womenswear
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Good understanding of the colour management process from lab-dips to bulk approvals
  • Ability to travel
  • Competent proficiency in Microsoft Office

Please apply with your updated CV to quoting our reference: 12315AA.

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Fabric Technical Manager


Published on 6 Apr 2022

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