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Senior Manager, Raw Material

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
1 Feb 2023
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  • The Senior Raw Material Manager is responsible for managing the overall process of developing and innovating new and seasonal fabrics that meet designer's aesthetic vision while balancing quality, cost and speed.
  • They will maintain and develop a supply chain that supports the overarching strategic vision.
  • Represent at hub level Supply Chain on global chemicals management team


Fabric Development and Sourcing:
  • Effectively executes against design briefs
  • Manage and train Mills / Trim Suppliers across defined region
  • Pushes newness within region
  • Work directly with Asia Design and Asia Regional Merchandising
  • Owns communication with mills, Hubs, Cross Function Team and US / EU RM team. Communicates directly with US / EU Design team if needed
  • Create connections with applicable innovation suppliers in chemical finishes and yarns. Strategically bring suppliers into the office in order to drive future innovation
  • Perform periodic SWOT analysis of mill / trim supplier performance and alignment to strategic sourcing needs. Identify gaps, propose ideas to close gaps and work with mills to elevate
  • Partner with mill on creative solutions to drive to the shortest lead times
  • Educate the supply chain on PVH brands
  • Analyze 4 lever costing information
  • Provide macro trend information available from mill that may impact the negotiation strategy
  • Negotiate price
  • Partner with mills / trim supplier on creative solutions to drive the shortest lead time while balancing cost and quality
  • Collaborate wtih across brands to find out the cost leveraging opportunities

  • Conduct risk assessment, oversee fabric / trim testing and ensure mills understand expectations and communicate as needed to QA to ensure final garment quality
  • Resolve any fabric related issues on the escalation review
  • Utilize technical expertise in collaboration with the mill to meet quality expectations. Proactively resolve quality issues

Strategy and Process:
  • Proactively initiate support of strategic initiatives identifying where the overseas team can add the greatest value
  • Proactively monitor and meet calendar deadlines for approvals and mill execution. Ensure capacity to meet deadlines and manage resources as needed
  • Review and manage the process by analyzing metrics to determine effectiveness of current process. Surface ideas for improvement and identify any threats.

  • Provide Inspirational leadership to direct reports
  • work with direct reports to establish their goals
  • Mentor and coach direct reports on performance expectations
  • Influence peers and seek support from Director if difficulty in influencing upward

  • Degree in Textile or related subject
  • Minimum 10 years relevant industry experience in textile or garment industry
  • Thorough knowledge of knits, woven, denim yarn, dyeing and finishing. Extensive knowledge of raw materials, construction, costing, macro-economic trends, and capacity planning.
  • Needs to have understanding of total supply chain from concept to Consumer.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills and a positive optimistic "can do" attitude.
  • Detail oriented, creative, and innovative in approach
  • Strong organizational skills. Results & solutions driven
  • Ability to synthesize: take complex issues and draw valid actionable fact based conclusions
  • Able to drive change, inspire, coach, mentor and develop a high performing team
  • Able to establish and maintain strong working relationships cross-functionally and cross-divisionally, as well as externally
  • Ability to know when to direct teams in a leadership capacity and when to take a hands-on approach in order to deliver timely results
  • Strong negotiating skills in diverse cultural environments
  • Ability to balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Deadline-driven with a strong sense of urgency and accuracy.
  • Must process strong English communication skills and the ability to manage through influence.
  • Previous people management experience is a plus


About PVH Corp.
PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world.

We power brands that drive fashion forward – for good.

Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER brands.  We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That’s the Power of PVH.



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