Materials Manager

New York, New York, United States
16 Aug 2022
08 Oct 2022
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

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