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FABRIC R&D RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – European garment buying office (TST Harbour City/5 days work)

Job level Senior
Work exp 8 Years To 10 Years
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week
Industry Trading / Merchandising / Wholesale
Job function Manufacturing > Product Development / Product Management
Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Brand / Product Management
Science / Lab / Research > Research & Development (R&D)
Published On 28/03/2020
  • European garment buying office carrying own brand name for own retail chain in France & Europe  
  • Headquarters & design center : France
  • Vendor factories : China & SE Asian countries
  • Main market : France & Europe
  • Minor market : American & Asia
  • We are looking for FABRIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – with details as follows :
  • Lead the Fabric Development team to drive the fabric R&D process
  • Attend fabric shows and maintain strong relationships with fabric and yarn mills to get insights on latest innovation and sustainability trends
  • Develop fabrics with sustainable materials and meet company's sustainability goals
  • Analyze fabric needs across all brands, clearly communicating and making recommendations of market trends, in addition to color and new materials to design partners in European Headquarters for the seasons
  • Manage the fabric sample development and approval including the hand feel, wash and construction
  • Work with design, sourcing, and production to ensure we are fitting within cost structures – provide multiple options and recommendations for assigned garments
  • Working with preproduction to source new vendors to support new brands & initiatives
  • Work closely with SE Asian mills and develop fabric mills and factory catalogue
  • 8 – 10+ years in Fabric Research and Development (Fabric R&D)
  • Sound years of experience in Fabric Research, Construction and Development with good knowledge on both knits and woven fabrics and color
  • Strong contacts with mills across Asia
  • Experience in innovation and sustainability, able to provide new insights not only from fabric level but also at yarn level, fiber level and chemical level with pricing needs.
  • Good communication and presentation skills with good supplier management skills
  • Some business trips is required
  • 5 days work 
  • Office location : TST Harbour City
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