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Director of Fabric Sourcing & Purchasing

New York, NY

Company Description

Marc Jacobs International

Job Description

Develops and manages material sourcing strategy.

  • Research and develop RTW Woven Fabrics
  • Maintains material vendor base in alignment with sourcing strategy.
  • Manages strategic relationships with key material vendors.
  • Reviews & evaluates vendor capabilities.
  • Negotiates material prices.
  • Communicates standards to material suppliers.
  • Evaluates testing & inspection reports to ensure materials meet standards
  • Communicates issues with Production and Merchandising
  • Troubleshoots material related problems from Development through Production
  • Stays abreast of industry trends, market conditions, technological advancements, trade regulations, etc.
  • Works closely with Design during concept stages to develop brand appropriate fabric selections consistent with Design’s vision.
  • Oversee purchasing, buy schedule creation, testing and bulk cutting approvals 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ years of material sourcing experience
  • Understanding of chemistry related to after-treatments
  • Ability to effectively negotiate material pricing
  • Excellent written & verbal communications
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills
  • Computer skills

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.