Head of Fabric, China

Head of Fabric

The Head of Fabric will lead fabric development and manage sourcing to ensure that all materials selected meet technical and colour standards.  

  • Lead development and Sourcing
  • Active and Swimwear
  • Foreign-Owned Apparel Manufacturer

This very successful foreign-owned apparel manufacturer supplies apparel to high-profile international brands and retailer groups – your input will ensure continuing quality, innovation and on-time delivery.

The key accountabilities are:

  • Work with the design team to source materials
  • Work within the critical path timelines that are affected by material selection and colour approval decisions
  • Liaise with designers and suppliers to set material specifications and standards
  • Undertake material test procedures to ensure that specifications and standards are being met and provide feedback and technical support to suppliers and manufacturers
  • Ensure that all product conforms to current legislation and standards
  • Work with the design team, customer, manufacturer and raw material suppliers to establish the colour master or standard
  • Manage the colour matching procedure throughout the supply chain
  • Be aware of new materials on the market and work with suppliers on the development of exclusive materials

To be successful you will have a technical focus on fabric, with:

  • Working knowledge of colour evaluation
  • Working knowledge of the methods required for setting and testing material specifications
  • Good working relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Experience in an apparel manufacturing environment, with an understanding of the importance of the critical path

If you are prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ with your team to achieve targets and see change as an opportunity, not a threat, you should enjoy the challenge of working with this successful company as it continues to grow.

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