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Materials Manager

Kate Spade New York
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
8 Oct 2022

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Materials Manager

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Raw Materials Development to...
  • Assist the RM team for the ordering, scheduling, tracking, and reporting on seasonal proto & market leathers
  • Assist the team to prepare all material submissions with Design & PD Teams
  • Strive to ensure Buy Ready status of all raw materials by PO placement
  • Organize, maintain, track material development information and references
  • Maintain material development charts that are shared cross-functionally
  • Ensure that the EcVision database is complete, accurate and updated in a timely manner
  • Accurate follow up with overseas suppliers for status updates
  • Possess an awareness of the product development timeline and understand how their function relates to the big picture
  • Attend cross functional meetings, provide up to date information on hardware development status to internal teams
  • Proactively communicate with the team and cross functional partners about material development status, material sample orders, and any delays/issues
  • Collaborate with team to maintain and organize materials and color library as well as archiving system that includes development folders and article masters.
  • Maintain clear communications within the internal and external team
  • Manage the inbound and outbound packages
  • Maintain upkeep and organization of sourcing closet
  • Special projects as assigned.

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • College degree required
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in Raw Material Development including the categories of handbags, SLGs and/or Tech Accessories
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills - able to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Initiative/sense of urgency
  • Computer proficiency in Windows-based software such as Excel, Word, Power Point and EcVision
  • Embrace changes, able to adapt and excel in a rapidly evolving and growing environment
  • Strategic thinker

An outstanding professional will have...
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Powerpoint and Word.
  • Understanding of characteristics of raw materials for the leathergoods category
  • Experience working with global raw material suppliers


Known for its crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication, kate spade new york’s exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. From handbags and clothing to decor, our products invite women around the world to live every day to the fullest.

We believe it’s the people we work with who bring our brand to life.  Ours is a place that values creativity. Where colored tights and sparkly heels are standard attire. We’re a group of individuals working together as a team.  Succeed and there are plenty of people to cheer. We strive to be the best – to do things in a way that’s uniquely our own. Always optimistic, often irreverent and wonderfully original. This is the spirit of our brand. 

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