Development Fabric and Trims Coordinator

Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
11 Aug 2022
Closes
31 Aug 2022
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Casablanca are looking for a highly organised Fabric and Trims Co-ordinator to join the team. This role would be overseeing the buying & development cycle for all Raw Materials, ensuring that goods are delivered at the right level of quality and on time while ensuring all admin related tasks are performed precisely & accurately.

Main Responsibilities

  • Visiting trade fairs and suppliers when necessary and building relationships with new vendors.
  • Launch new fabric and trim developments with suppliers, ensuring developments meet target pricing while balancing commercial awareness and creativity.
  • Create and update fabric boards, tracker charts and seasonal raw materials library.
  • Raise POs for all development raw materials and track fabric and trims budget.
  • Maintain a detailed critical path for developments to align with and deliver to key dates of the collection
  • Keep orders and developments under constant monitoring and update all relevant teams of delivery arrivals and delays
  • Resolve problems that arise throughout the development cycle, continually working to streamline and enhance the process
  • Organise appropriate lab testing, reviewing results to flag potential areas of risk
  • Negotiating with suppliers to adhere to target margins, redeveloping or resourcing as required.
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate sustainable fabric development techniques and materials along with the Sustainability Officer.
  • Collate all pricing and technical information and ensure accurate and timely entry of data for all product information in Zedonk.
  • Handover of all raw material details to the Production Fabric and Trims Co-ordinator.

Essential Skills

  • At least 5 years experience
  • Excellent level of technical fabric knowledge
  • Strong costing and negotiation skills
  • Good relationships with vendors in Europe and Asia
  • Experience and understanding of sustainable practices and alternatives
  • Highly organised, working well independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate diverse activities simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Zedonk experience would be an advantage

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