Category Manager & Fabric Specialist


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Category Manager & Fabric Specialist, ISKO


Zurich, Switzerland


Executive / Coordinator


Design (Garments & Accessories)



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

ISKO™ is looking for a full-time Category Manager & Fabric Specialist in Zurich, Switzerland. The right candidate has a passion for design, premium quality garment and the athleisure sector.

About ISKO


ISKO™ revolutionized the way we experience woven technology. With endless creative solutions, services and premium fabric performance, ISKO™ gives consumers the freedom to enjoy all kinds of styles through their favourite brands. The ISKO™ brand is trusted worldwide by big fashion players in the following segments: (Premium) Denim; Haute Couture; Ready-to-wear; Casual wear; Streetwear, Sportswear and Athleisure. In order to work closely with their clients and stakeholders, ISKO™ has offices in over 30 countries in the world. This creates the ability to reach new markets and to provide clients a unique and customized brand experience. 

The world of a Category Manager & Fabric Specialist @ ISKO™ As a Category Manager & Fabric Specialist, every day offers new challenges. You are an innovator with a commercial mindset. You have the ability to form a strategy and work autonomously to achieve targets. It is your responsibility to map out collections, which means you are passionate about the performance of fabrics, trims and garments. Managing and co-ordinating the development of garments are key activities in performing your job. ISKO’s Category Manager & Fabric Specialist has an understanding of timelines and targets but is flexible enough to work in a dynamic environment.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Identify fabrics and trims, thinking about quality standard and price;
  • Define and set-up seasonal colour card – fabric and trims;
  • Set up the seasonal line-list with target retail and FOB price, product name and number;
  • Set-up base for product matrix;
  • Define seasonal best-sellers and sales focus;
  • Stay within defined SKUs and steer these within design;
  • Follow the development of the garments with the factory and stakeholders;
  • Recommend the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements;
  • Appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes;
  • Assess market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products;
  • Support on Lookbook set-up and photography shoots;
  • Support on copy concerning product descriptions.

Job requirements:

  • Background in design, garment/fabric development or textiles;
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in the athleisure sector;
  • Have the relevant permissions to work in Switzerland;
  • Native in the region and fluent in Business English;
  • Ability to travel Nationwide as well as internationally.

Do you want to be a part of something innovative in the athleisure clothing industry?


If you share our values and if you are excellent in relationship management and service delivery, then we would like to hear from you. 

We consider your job application when you meet the requirements.English is the working language at ISKO™, so please send your application in English.

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Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency

About Us

About ISKO™   

The ISKO™ brand is trusted worldwide by big fashion players in the following segments: (Premium) Denim; Haute Couture; Ready-to-wear; Casual wear; Streetwear, Sportswear; Athleisure. 

ISKO™ is the world’s largest producer of denim fabric, with 250 million meters of fabric a year. It creates the soul of jeans, the essence of the most popular fashion style that has become universal.

ISKO™’s vision is as international as the love for denim. It can adapt to different contexts and markets, becoming a point of reference for the most famous designers and inspiring new fashion trends.

The best way to describe our company culture is through our core values.

ISKO™ stands for Quality, Innovation, Customer Focus, Respect and Compliance, Integrity and Trust, Happiness. Every individual in our global company shares the same Passion for Denim.

ISKO™ is part of the SANKO group, a multinational holding company characterized by a solid and well-established presence in the textile industry, which has invested much in cutting-edge technology for its textile division. SANKO holding is strongly committed to research in the renewable energy field and to environment-friendly procedures.