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Manager, Raw Material (Fabric)

Employer
PVH
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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POSITION SUMMARY:

  • The Raw Material Manager is responsible for managing the overall process of executing 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.
  • Collaborating with mills, US Raw Material team, and Supply Chain Partners. The RM Manager will manage Technicians within region if applicable.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Fabric Development and Sourcing:

· Effectively executes against design briefs

· Manage and train Mills across defined region

· Owns communication with mills, Hubs and US RM team. Communicates directly with US Design team if needed

· Oversee wash development and ensure aesthetic and performance characteristics

· Be aware of industry trends through research. Attend global shows as appropriate. Manage process of communicating trend and research. Understand how the trend works and opportunities for marketing claims

· Perform periodic SWOT analysis of mill performance and alignment to sourcing needs. Identify gaps, propose ideas to close gaps and work with mills to elevate

· Partner with mill on solutions to drive to the shortest lead times while balancing cost and quality

· Guide US team on textile knowledge and mill specific processes and technology

· Analyze 4 lever costing information

· Provide macro trend information available from mill that may impact the negotiation result

. Negotiate Price

· Negotiate to eliminate fabric liabilities wherever possible

· Collaborate with across brands to find out the cost leveraging opportunities

Quality:

· Oversee fabric testing and ensure mills understand expectations. 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

Process:

· Execute on strategic initiatives

· 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.

Leadership:

· 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

· Perform technician roles if no technician within country

· Provide cross functional support as identified by supervisor

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS

Internal Contacts: Design, Product Development, Sourcing, Merchandising,

External Contacts: Mills, Garment Factories, Trim Suppliers

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Direct: (Senior) Raw Mater technician

DECISION MAKING

· Responsible for day to day governance of all associates in the team

· Make decision at the best interest of brand and corporate

RESOURCEFULNESS/CREATIVITY

· Technically savvy enough to respond to the requirements as well as development of the brand teams' needs.

ENVIRONMENT:

· Must be able to operate in an environment of changing priorities and deadlines;

· Ability to be flexible and adaptable

CORE VALUE

· Embrace PVH's core values: Individuality, Partnership, Passion, Integrity, and Accountability.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Education & Experience:

· Degree in Textile or related subject with 8 years or above relevant industry experience

Skills:

· Extensive knowledge of raw materials, construction, costing, macro-economic trends, and capacity planning. Knowledge of Chemicals

· Detail oriented and problem solving 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.

· Computer literate. Knowledge of Web PLM preferred

· Good command of both spoken and written English

· Previous people management experience is a plus

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