Manager - Fabric Research & Development - Yeezy Gap

San Francisco, California, United States
01 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020
About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that's run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand - our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We've built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what's next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we're headed, we'd love to have you join us.

About the role

For the last 51 years, we've built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what's next. Yeezy Gap

represents the next step in our journey. This partnership brings the relationship between Kanye West and Gap brand full circle, as Kanye worked in a Gap store as a teen growing up in Chicago. This bold alliance will take the creativity, fashion leadership and energy of Yeezy and fuel it with Gap brand's expertise, global reach + recognition, and best-in-class supply chain. If you want to be a part of this historic partnership, we'd love to have you join us.

Yeezy Gap is looking for a versatile, self-driven, full-time 

Fabric R&D Manager

to join





Fabric R&D Manger

will help bring the Yeezy Gap brand to life


utilizing strong fabric knowled

ge & understanding of wash

to execute the Yeezy Gap vision.

Our ideal candidate is a 



with a

'fabric first' mentality and strategy throughout the product-to-market process.

What you'll do

  • Manage all fabric categories for Y


  • Have a strong fabric knowledge and understanding of wash-

    focus on knits,


    and denim.
  • Work closely with design to understand design intent and fabric direction.
  • Build and develop strong mill relationships.
  • Manage all daily communication with mills from the development stage through sampling.
  • Order all proto and sample yardage.
  • Work closely with wash houses in LA to establish scalable washes that meet design intent.
  • Manage all wash development needs from design direction to factory capabilities.
  • Oversee all communication from design for fabric approvals for the proper fabric hand, construction and finish.
  • Coordinate and track all fabrics with factory allocations between all regions.
  • Partner closely with PD on sourcing strategies.
  • Manage any testing concerns directly with the mills; troubleshoot to solve and recommend options to have production ready fabrics.
  • Travel regularly to Cody, Wyoming.

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree in Textiles
  • 7+ years of experience in woven fabric research and development, product engineering or related field.
  • Fabric mill experience is essential.
  • Ability

    to sustain professional demeanor despite unscheduled work, revisions and short timelines

  • Proven

    ability to work collaboratively across geographies in a matrixed environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial

  • Strong

    aesthetic intelligence with a passion for style and fashion that illustrates a balanced understanding of Gap and Yeezy brands

  • Ability to manage competing priorities while consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze problems and offer innovative and effective solutions

  • Must be proactive and able to work with minimal direction

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong cross-functional relationships

  • Ability to network, influence and leverage internal and external resources

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to lead projects for the organization

  • Superior drive for results and proven ability to move projects through to completion

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


Benefits at Gap

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees