Raw Materials Manager, Australia

Raw Materials Manager

The Raw Materials Manager is the company’s expert on coated, synthetic, waterproof, and breathable textiles, as well as plastics and metals.  You will manage a small team looking after supplier management, sourcing and development.

  • Camping & Outdoor Travel Goods
  • Technical Textiles, Metals, Plastics and Packaging
  • Australian-Owned, Global Brand

The company engineers a wide range of products that help make time in the outdoors fun, efficient and comfortable.  This global brand is sold in more than 60 countries, and the original ethos “to equip and inspire” continues to drive the research and development of new techniques, materials, technologies and production methods, inspiring new products for outdoor enthusiasts and active travellers around the world.

You will drive materials innovation through sourcing, technical expertise, and development.  Your everyday role will be to:

  • Manage and develop the materials department
  • Define and deliver a supplier matrix to meet the global brand technology, quality, price and capacity demand
  • Source, evaluate, train and develop new and existing suppliers
  • Review fabric costing, composition and construction
  • Collect market intelligence
  • Drive SOP standardisation for material sourcing, development, procurement, and quality

You will have expertise in technical textiles, with additional knowledge of Plastic, Metals and Packaging for consumer products and Global Chemical Compliance Standards.  You will also have experience managing a small team and supplier sourcing, development, continuous improvement, driving change and developing meaningful results-orientated relationships with suppliers.

This is an immediate vacancy based in Perth, so only those currently able to live and work in Australia should apply.

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