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Director of Materials R+D- Tops

New York, NY 10018

Posted: 11/03/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Product Development Job Number: AV786631030

Job Description

We are searching for a Director of Fabric R&D, Planning and Purchasing for our client, a well known multi-denim brand manufacturer in NYC. This is a great opportunity to join an ever growing company.
Requirements, Roles & Responsibilities.
  • Must have Strong technical knowledge in fabrics such as Knits, Sweater, Woven, Sportswear, Athleisure and Active wear fabric qualities. 
  • Offer expertise on fabric construction, fabric innovation and technical aspects to internal team, fabric suppliers and factories
  • Interfacing with design initiating and driving fabric adoption process for various product categories.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to kick start seasonal fabric sourcing, pre-production fabric inquiries etc.
  • Offer expertise on fabric construction, fabric innovation and technical aspects to internal team, fabric mills and garment factories
  • Work with the mills to obtain price and delivery for orders as requested by production team.
  • Advice updated price/fabric details to the production team.
  • Work with Overseas Offices making sure colors/prints/yarn dyes placed have been approved 
  • Ongoing communication/touch base with management to review issues, challenges and directives as it relates to all fabric facets of the product.
  • Daily communication and collaboration with internal teams and departments.
  • Attend all Cross Functional Team (CFT) Meetings
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Strong technical knowledge of Knits, Sweater, Woven, Sportswear, Athleisure and Active wear fabric qualities. 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 12years related experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Fabric R&D, Sourcing and Procurement process.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • PLM experience a plus
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize
Salary Range $150-175K

Meet Your Recruiter

Alonya Van Rooyen

From South Africa originally, Alonya has over 15 years of experience in fashion, accessories, footwear, & textiles. She has worked in various design and product development roles globally, including South Africa, Europe, and the US, giving her an international perspective on the industries.

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