Fabric Manager

Swim USA

New York, NY

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SWIM USA is the premiere designer and manufacturer of women's swimwear located in New York, NY. We are 84 years young and seeking a dynamic Fabric Manager to join our expanding team. We offer an industry-leading benefit package including generous PTO and health benefits after 30 days. Job Summary Works with Designers and Product Managers to develop/source fabric to execute the aesthetic expectations, appearance, hand feel and finish, as well as price point, quality, and testing requirements for each designated brand. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Manages Product Development process to ensure daily, communication and RM deadlines are met for all developments and/or sourcing projects. Manage standardization, second sourcing and execution of fabric developments within parameters of our production sourcing strategy. Work closely with the Lab Manager and Product Management team to ensure streamline testing for all color or strike off approvals. Own and drive to solutions in both development and bulk production through collaborative efforts with cross functional partners. Partner with mills and vendors to resolve any RM development related issue that may surface through the product lifecycle. Facilitate adoption/drop ratios for all NY-based brands for Leadership Presentation on a quarterly basis Work closely with Product Development team to support lab dip, print and bulk SOP's. Reviews and assesses raw material FDS and test reports. Proactive approach to risk assessment during development. Attend fabric trade shows and meet with core suppliers for new and existing raw materials. Contribute to ongoing Trend, Concept and Sustainability initiatives. Maintain fabric data entry and updates to internal PLM system Help define process improvement strategies for PLM. Review and approve color of bulk production samples for Private Label Business to ensure it is within color tolerance Daily communication with overseas suppliers to ensure development is executed to standard Manage development calendar and tools to ensure development is completed per T&A deadlines. Qualifications/Requirements Education: College degree preferred; or relevant experience required Experience: Minimum of 4-5 years' experience (in fabric and color). Skills: PLM, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus. Travel: as required Working Conditions: Hybrid /office Physical Demands: Must be able to stand, sit, and walk 8 hours/day. Note: Manager reserves the right to modify job description base on business needs SWIM USA is an EOE

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