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Raw Materials Manager

Dion Lee
New York City, New York (US)
Closing date
7 Jan 2023

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Production - Garments & Accessories
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Dion Lee Raw Materials Manager follows raw material and trim development through sourcing and production delivery. Ensuring high standards and meticulous reporting to vendors and production team. Reporting to the Production Director.


  • Source trend, aspirational and affordable materials across all product categories including and not limited to woven, leather and trim Drive sustainable and eco options in all categories Co-ordinate worldwide material and trim sourcing efforts Kick off the seasonal design calendar with newness and offerings in all fabric groups Actively launch and design new materials and counter source as needed Ensure final fabric assortment meets margin considerations Co-ordinate delivery of proto and sampling meters Launch all lab dips and main color standards through development Ensure all fabrics and counter resourcing is managed strictly within the development window  Approve all bulk materials and trim into production within 24hrs of receipt


  • Direct the compilation and review of all woven, leather and trim data sheets (FDS) for accuracy, quality, affordability and compliance prior to production Work with 3rd party testing agency
  • Planning of raw material and trim procurement pre-purchasing against production planning and managing greige commitments Procuring including and not limited to woven, leather and trims Negotiation of raw material and trim costs, to ensure the best market value Negotiate payment terms on all purchasing
  • Daily communication between mills and factories on ordering and delivery schedules of all materials and trims. Maintain XFCTY against PO in Zedonk Confidence in various international shipping methods, plan ahead to ensure fastest and most cost-effective shipping methods Maintains fabric liabilities in Zedonk seasonally Approve all bulk materials and trim into production within 24hrs of receipt Maintains records and swatches of all bulk approvals for each quality and color


  • BS/BA/BFA degree
  • Minimum of 5 years in textile sourcing and development or production purchasing
  • Strong collaborative, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and extend working hours when needed
  • Able to establish high standards in the procurement process


Dion Lee is a designer brand hailing from Sydney, Australia, established in 2009 by its eponymous Creative Director. Renowned for experimental construction combined with traditional tailoring, the brand has pioneered a modern identity for Australian fashion. The Dion Lee aesthetic is technical with an intelligent sensuality. Each collection marries innovative construction, with a consciousness of the form. Textiles are engineered to form sculptural embellishments and architectural silhouettes are dissected to enhance movement and the flow of air and light. After debuting at Australia Fashion Week, DION LEE presented collections in London before relocating to New York, where the brand has become a permanent fixture on the seasonal schedule. Dion Lee is sold globally in over 80 of the world's most exclusive retailers including Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, Selfridges and David Jones. Australia is home to eight stores, each designed to reflect the constructed nature of the product, in an environment that is both industrial and luxurious. 

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