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Senior Manager, Fabric R&D

Calvin Klein
New York, New York, United States of America
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

Job Details


Individual will be responsible for managing the overall process of woven development innovating new and seasonal fabrics that meet the brand aesthetic vision while balancing cost, quality and calendar adherence. Individual will be strategic and proactive in sourcing fabrics keeping in mind current company initiatives such as speed to market, sustainability and corporate environmental initiatives.

The principal purpose is to lead in globally sourcing and developing woven fabrics with brand aesthetic at the right cost using a strategic go forward filter to fulfill the brands needs and strategic goals while ensuring best in quality.


  • Drive and manage all phases of woven fabric research and development with an emphasis on forward aesthetic and strategic thinking to determine direction for future seasons while driving the business forward.

  • Manage cost and speed optimization.

  • Support Raw Material and supply chain strategies.

  • Assess and mitigate risk at fabric level and propose solutions ensuring calendar adherence.

  • Ensure HUB Raw Materials team is clear on seasonal direction & execution of Raw Materials.

  • Oversee management of digital /physical Raw Materials libraries

  • Own business relationships with cross-functional partners

  • Troubleshooting issues & escalating when appropriate

  • Drive process improvement

  • Coaching and developing a team

  • Oversee developments adhering to calendar deliverables.

  • Completing and understanding seasonal analytics to support strategic go forward plans.

  • Maintenance of fabric resource library to support seasonal inspiration and foundational fabrics.



  • 5- 8 years of R&D experience

  • 2-4 years' experience leading a team of 1 or more.

  • Exposure to overseas mills and factories


  • B.S. Textiles or Fashion degree preferred.


  • Verbal comprehension & critical thinking

  • Problem solving and decision making.

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Expert understanding of global knit textile knowledge.

  • Excellent management and organizational skills

  • Strong strategic and analytical skills

  • Ability to work closely and partner effectively with design, vendors, mills and global production.

  • Awareness of potential testing and/or quality issues

  • Ability to negotiate and build consensus across multiple functions.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship


Pay Range: $115,000 - $135,000
PVH currently provides base salary ranges for all positions-on job advertisements-in the United States based on local requirements. These ranges are based on what PVH reasonably believes that it will pay an associate for their base salary for said position at the time of the posting. Individual compensation will ultimately be determined based on a variety of relevant factors including but-not limited to qualifications, geographic location and other relevant skills. PVH is committed to providing a market-competitive total rewards package to eligible associates, which includes diverse and robust health and insurance benefits to meet the varied needs of our associates and an above-market 401(k) contribution to help our associates save for retirement. We also offer career growth opportunities, empowering our associates to design their future at PVH.

PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant's current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH


For five decades, CALVIN KLEIN has been a cultural catalyst, creating a legacy of iconic imagery and provocative conversation while retaining its American DNA and youth-inspired designs. Our associates are a group of talented individuals with unique personalities and perspectives. At CALVIN KLEIN, we take risks, embrace differences and strive to make a positive impact on the world. Above all, we care passionately for the brand, our customer and each other. Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, CALVIN KLEIN is one of the world’s largest and most successful designer fashion brands. We are driven by our associates, creating one of the most visionary workforces in fashion. We are proud of who we are, what we do, and the future we are creating. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN products exceeded $8 billion in 2017, and CALVIN KLEIN branded products are distributed in 110+ countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs a worldwide network of over 10,000 associates and operates more than 2,000 free-standing stores globally. Calvin Klein, Inc. was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

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