Fabric Developer

Recruiter
May and Stephens
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Oct 2019
Closes
26 Oct 2019
Ref
1280764922
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Fabric Developer - 3-month FTC - interviews slots immediately available!

A Fabric Developer is required for a cutting-edge luxury brand in London.

Reporting to the Design Director, you will be responsible for managing the collections fabrics design, development and supply as per the Design team's instruction - ensuring you remain on brand and on budget.

As Fabric Developer your role will include:

*Developing all cloth for Pre and show collections across Menswear and Womenswear lines (6 collections)
*Work closely with the design team to be able to offer ideas and inspiration on fabrics and development and propose creative translations to mood board images.
*Working across pre and show trying to establish core fabrics across the seasons/collections- hitting target price points and quality.
*In conjunction with the Designers and PD agree the fabric development calendar for each season and be accountable for delivering key actions within the development critical path
*Research and development of new fabric concepts and technologies
*Experience with embellishments, embroidery, print and suppliers on all areas
*Be accountable for the raw material budget
*Responsible for ensuring all fabric and trims are developed to targeted deadlines with the desired aesthetic
*Responsible for labelling and monitoring collection fabrics selection with the Atelier
*Supervise fabrics development, order and delivery with the help of an intern
*Liaison with the Production Department, Studio, Merchandising and Atelier
*Develop effective working relationships with mills, vendors and internal departments
*Travel to fabric fairs - Milano Unica & Premiere Vision
*Accountable for tracking developments to ensure deliveries are on time
*Enter all raw materials in RLM ahead of the PD inputting costings
*Accountable for all the information entered in RLM
*Management of the Junior Fabric Developer and Junior Print Designer.

This is a great opportunity for a senior level Fabric Developer to join a highly creative and commercial brand. You will not only be responsible for developing new textiles, but also revitalising continuity lines.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role with a luxury background. You will have a strong creative eye, be highly commercial and have the ability to work as part of a team in a busy environment.

Please note this role is a fixed term contract for 3 months with an ASAP start date. Interviews are taking place now.

May & Stephens Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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