Senior Coordinator, Fabric

The Senior Fabric Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating many aspects of the fabric development and counter source processes, as well as acting as a liaison to the China team. This role will report to the Senior Director of Fabric.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and organize the fabric header library with new China Mill selection
  • Communicate with Shanghai office for all fabric developments and c/sources, following up with sample yardage delivery, and to troubleshoot/resolve current season China bulk order issues via Smart Sheets
  • Follow up with SHO orders fabrics to review DeSL and BC; ensure all sampling information and swatches are correct for the new season
  • Responsible for seasonal Denim/Fabric Wash Meetings to review all fabrics/denims that may need to be fabric/garment washed/tumbled for production
  • Work with design and Caitec on Authentic denim developments and sourcing requests
  • Partner with fabric and IT team for various projects such as Fabric Tracking Report, DeSL reports, Fabric Clean Up process and creating SOPs for new processes (as necessary)
  • Prepare seasonal essential woven plans and lab dip cards following lab dip requests from design and merchandising
  • Prepare and file production standards for woven and print fabrics based upon bulk orders
  • Follow up with Merchandising for seasonal turnover comments
  • Organize OTS cards for design to work with by season
  • Generate design cards for teams to use cross functionally for essential and novelty fabrics
  • Travel to China to work with fabric and design team to develop new seasons with tasks including but not limited to tracking fabrics, creating fabric boards and updating fabric tools. Meet with mils for seasonal sourcing.
  • Attend local fabric shows and meet with mills on a seasonal basis for denim and lifestyle fabrics selection and developments.

Desired Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in fashion degree or related experience)

Experience:

  • 3+ years’ in garment industry experience desired

Skills:

  • Exceptional communication skills are essential
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment with a strong sense of urgency
  • Must be able to interact across departmental divisions and integrate/collaborate with them
  • Demonstrates ability to manage projects, set schedules and meets deadlines
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Must be creative, self-motivated and be able to work independently
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Flexible with an entrepreneurial drive

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