Sr. Associate, Materials Development, Tory Sport

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
09 Jun 2022
07 Sep 2022
We are an American luxury brand known for beautiful, timeless pieces and rich storytelling that evokes optimism and joy. Tory is a fashion designer who draws inspiration from her parents' effortless style, the worlds of travel, art and interiors, and women globally. The collections include ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home and beauty. Empowering women is the company's guiding principle, underpinning the design philosophy and company culture, and driving the work of the Tory Burch Foundation.

You are seeking a work environment where people are encouraged to dream, explore, discover and, as important, laugh together. If you're prepared to work hard, create impact, and have fun while doing it, we would love to have you join #TeamTory. Apply today!

Life @ToryBurch is Special Because:

When you join us, you're joining a global, purpose-led company on an exciting growth journey with an amazing culture and great benefits.
  • Our culture is welcoming and inclusive -- everyone is empowered to make a difference.
  • We have the best team in the world and believe in paying competitively and rewarding for high performance.
  • Your overall well-being is important to us; we offer generous benefits to help you take care of your mental and physical health, create financial security, and achieve wellness in all areas of your life.
  • We love seeing our employees wear our beautiful collections. You'll receive a generous employee discount and access to exclusive sample sales.
  • We are invested in your professional growth - you'll have access to free executive coaching on-demand.
  • We believe in the importance of giving back and you'll have many opportunities to do just that through the Tory Burch Foundation and paid volunteer days.

This Role is Tailor-Made for You Because:
You have a strong background in textiles and apparel and love to translate design's vision by developing and sourcing on-brand and on-trend leathers, fabrics and trims. You have experience working with overseas mills, suppliers and manufacturers. Mostly, you're resourceful, organized and love to work cross functionally.

A Day in the Life:

The typical day is... atypical. You might be creating seasonal materials charts, establishing clear standards and costs for materials, maintaining our PLM database or Materials library, or meeting with fabric and trim vendors. The consistent thread is that you'll be working with an amazing team of cross functional partners who share your passion for excellence... and beautiful product!

To Land This Role:
  • Understanding of the product creation process and production process and how one effects the other.
  • Ability to adapt to constant change, pivot and adjust to reach goals.
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills to deal with various levels of management and employees internally as well as factories.
  • Liaisons with suppliers; understanding supplier's needs and capabilities & maintaining a professional relationship at all times.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Apparel/Textile technology preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in materials / garment development, quality, sourcing or related field.
  • Demonstrated technical experience and expertise working with overseas mills, suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Strong background in textiles, apparel, with a focus on product and material quality assurance.

Why You'll Want to Join Our Team:
A startup within the larger Tory Burch family -- we launched in September 2015 -- Tory Sport is performance activewear designed for workouts and weekends. Our all-star line-up of designers, buyers, merchants and planners works closely with Tory to develop and support functional collections that balance high-tech fabrics with classic design and a timeless sensibility. Our focus is on growing our luxury sportswear lifestyle brand and our Tory Sport community. The ball's in your court; if you're a hard-working and resourceful team player, come join us!

How We Work Together
  • Adaptable - We change before we have to
  • Entrepreneurial - We own it
  • Collaborative - There's no "I" in Tory
  • Client & Brand Focused - We put ourselves in Tory's shoes
  • Live the Values - We show up for each other
  • Functional Expertise - We're constantly learning and growing

#TeamTory Values

We show up with honesty & kindness, act with integrity & compassion, work with passion & humility and lead with excellence & humor.

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.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact .

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).

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