Manager, Fabric R&D

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
28 Jan 2022
05 May 2022



The Manager, Fabric R&D is responsible for managing the process for fabric development from concept to SMS review and must have an understanding of luxury product, experience supporting RTW design and communicating with partners in Hong Kong.

  • Drive innovation and newness in fabrics and materials for RTW and soft accessories.
  • Prep for Tory meetings and help land fabrics on deadline.
  • Gather all fabric details and launch initial fabric data into PLM
  • Work with Materials Development team to develop counters for production where needed.
  • Partner with color and print teams to launch artwork and colors in time and on correct bases
  • Launch woven developments and handlooms for sampling.
  • Partner with Materials Development team (Supply Chain) to manage T&A to ensure trials are returned in time for review and SMS.
  • Partner with HB/FTW material teams on shared qualities for cross-category alignment
  • Partner with Special Project Design teams for Capsules (ex: Met Gala, Home, Gift-Giving, Lunar new year, Valentine's)
  • Foster positive relationships with cross-functional partners, mills, leather tanneries, and vendors
  • The team owns Sample material pre-books (development launch)
  • The team owns Local SMS

  • BA or equivalent.
  • Experience with PLM.
  • Clear understanding of supplier capabilities and good supplier relations.
  • Strong technical understanding.
  • Brand understanding and brand awareness
  • Must have experience working and liaising with Hong Kong.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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NYC COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Tory Burch requires new hires employed in New York City to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the order of the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene to Require COVID19 Vaccination in the Workplace. Tory Burch provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).