Fabric Sourcing Manager - Womenswear Multi category - Dubai

Fabric Sourcing Manager - Womenswear Multi category - Dubai

£45,000-75,000 tax free (inc package and bonus)
REF: 11361 AA

Job Description

This exciting opportunity is looking to recruit an experienced Fabric Sourcing Manager (womenswear) for one the region’s biggest retailers.

Fabric Sourcing Manager  - Responsibilities:

  • Manage colour & fabric process from Design through to Supply Chain supporting Design, Buying & Technical Teams.
  • Identify and establish key fabric trends for the upcoming season covering woven and jersey fabric for the products
  • Actively source and manage the fabric supply base and expand the respective network in China and overseas countries.
  • Focus on Margin improvement and fabric consolidation across core ranges.
  • Manage and prepare key trend presentations to the UK buying and design teams.
  • Drive strategic seasonal cross costing projects on core programs globally.
  • Actively manage fabric sourcing critical path.
  • Plan and execute the establishment of new global sourcing routes working with our key vendor partners.
  • Monitor the execution of the day to day fabric sourcing requests.

Fabric Sourcing Manager  - Requirements:

  • Degree holder in Textile Design/Textile Technology preferred, creative flair essential.
  • At least 5 years’ in fabric sourcing, design and development experience (2 years at managerial level).
  • Open to a background from within a supplier, sourcing or retail office.
  • Good level of technical expertise in woven & jersey fabrics.
  • Strong trend focus and a keen sense of fashion and the ability to interpret fabric trends.
  • Apparel design and development process knowledge essential.
  • Understanding of textile processes - spinning, weaving, dyeing and finishing. Working directly with mills, agents and manufacturers.
  • Understanding of print techniques, cost & capabilities.
  • Fabric sourcing network both in China and overseas countries.
  • Confident communication and presentation skills.
  • Good Management skills, self-motivated and a team player. Strong personality to work with a multicultural Team based in Dubai
  • Ability to travel as and when required.

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