Fabric Production Manager

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
05 Jul 2022
Closes
05 Aug 2022
Level
Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow up with fabric R&D team to identify bulk fabric qualities and prepare for hand off
  • Initiate core fabric placement to meet Corporate T&A schedule
  • Place all fabric RM PO’s with necessary mills/factories
  • Monitor daily communication between mills and factories & take preemptive action/update production team as needed
  • Monitor & track all changes in deliveries and report fabric status directly with both internal & external partners
  • Review bulk fabric shipment sample for approval & keep all necessary parties updated
  • Negotiate bulk fabric prices and delivery dates to help secure best delivery dates and margins for finished good
  • Strategize and negotiate with mill/factories on freight saving for bulk fabric shipments from mill to factory
  • Arrange fabric testing and inspection with mill and 3rd party inspection facility
  • Make all fabric claims and negotiate with mills and factories for defects and damages found on bulk yardages
  • Oversee fabric inventory and manage all liabilities
  • Attend weekly production WIP/development TB meetings and update fabric status
  • Update and Maintain the Fabric Production Milestone Calendar

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Product Development, Production, Design, or any related fields
  • 3-5 years of experience as a production fabric buyer
  • In-depth knowledge of textile categories and construction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Window/Office
  • RLM experience a plus