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Fabric Manager

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Location: Kowloon Bay, K, Hong Kong - Flt/Rm1bto7a 21/f & 39 Wang Kwong Rd Kowloon Bay
Job ID: 1105318
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jul 23, 2021

General Description

JCPenney Purchasing Corporation Position Description
 
Position: S25 - FABRIC MANAGERComp %: 5Date: 06/08/10
 
Basic Functions:
1. Utilizes technical expertise to realistically translate the design intent and aesthetic into clear, executable direction for fabric suppliers.

2. Supports merchandising departments and garment vendors on all fabric development and piece-goods related issues.

3. Provides leadership and expertise on textile research (yarn and fabric), development, fabric approvals, and quality issues.

4. To ensure that the production of textiles is completed in a timely and professional manner to achieve the goal of quality products and on-time delivery.

5. To act as liaison/coordinator between other foreign offices in a Designated Mill Program.
 
 
Principal Responsibilities:
1. Balance quality and cost of fabrics by engineering the fabric to meet the design intent at a cost that is marketable to the JC Penney customer.

2. Explores, evaluates and develops textile manufacturers (mills, converters, yarn sources) for assigned product categories, based on a thorough familiarity with current Brand strategies, pricing/quality objectives and related buying needs (includes new manufacturers, new processes, new technologies, new materials and finishes in relation to cost savings and competitive advantages).

3. Interprets and develops textiles submitted by Fabric Department or Sourcing from the Designers and Product teams.

4. Provides useful textile market information, and intelligence to Fabric Department or Sourcing in a timely manner for assigned product categories through the establishment of a business/social network that yields accurate market data regarding current competitor activities, general business levels/capacities, recent innovations and market trends in textiles.

5. Provides input to the negotiation support process by providing expert evaluation/guidance to Sourcing regarding cost comparison, delivery estimates, mill status, and any other pertinent information, as required.

6. Ensures smooth, efficient and effective communications with all key relationships, especially with rest of Fabric Merchandiser team members located in other foreign offices.

7. Resolves difficulties in areas of production and quality, acts as facilitator and mediator between those involved.

8. Reviews and assesses fabric quality and mill performance as well as identified areas requiring quality and service improvement using resources of Quality Assurance.

9. Travel as required to textile mills and textile fabric fairs.
 
Scope Data:
Reports To: Country Manager

Supervises: Fabric Merchandiser

Operating Budget: N/A

Scope Data:
 
Knowledge & Skills:
1. Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
2. Strong analytical skills
3. Ability interface with all staff both internally and externally

Education: Textile technology degree or equivalent
Experience: 10-12 years
 
Recommendations:
1. The correct fabric mills or textile converters to produce the required fabric development to brands' requirements.
2. Improvements in fabric construction and finish.
3. Solutions to fabric production issues
 
Key Relationships:
1. Fabric Director, Sourcing Directors, Sourcing Managers
2. Country Manager, DMM, MM & Merchandiser
3. Quality Assurance (HK-MTC), RTL, QC Team as well as Fabric Manager in foreign offices
4. Product Development Team, Mill Co-coordinator Representatives
 
 
Key Challenges:
1. Provides leadership and expertise on fabric quality issues and fabric development to other key relationships.
2. Continually evaluates the fabric processes in order to recognize and communicate the potential for improvement.
3. Continually looking for new and better fabric mills.
 
Decision Making:
1. Fabric suppliers matrix
2. Bulk fabric finish and hand approval
 

Job Title: Fabric Manager
Location: Kowloon Bay, K, Hong Kong - Flt/Rm1bto7a 21/f & 39 Wang Kwong Rd Kowloon Bay
Job ID: 1105318

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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