Material Manager - Sports &Amp; Lifestyle Clothing

Country :
Hong Kong
Category :
Purchasing
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Experience :
5 to 10 years
Job reference n° :
AYPE-802650_1543835061

Job description

Material Manager - Sports & Lifestyle Clothing

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading sports-wear sourcing company as their material manager in their highly established sourcing office in Hong Kong. The company is rapidly growing and are in need of a seasoned material manager who has the necessary experience, technical knowledge, with a commercial mindset along with good communication skills to help them handle all materials developments.

* To lead and manage material development in regards to lifestyle and sports-wear
* Strategically build potential plans in fabric development which aligns with the company's business directions
* Build the fabric management system, concentrating on development, costing, efficiency
* Work closely with fabric suppliers to understand their strengths and weaknesses, improving their capabilities and build strong working relationships
* Present seasonal trend fabric forecasts and recommend potential new materials, technologies etc that can align with the company's strategies and price/quality requirements
* Update relevant teams on market and industry information and provide important market intelligence to draw up the most suitable action plans for the company
* Manage sampling process of raw materials and assist the product development team in sourcing for potential new fabrics
* Build a fabric library that can maintain important fabric specs and details

Job Requirements

* Bachelor's degree or above in textile or relevant field
* A minimum of 10 years' experience in working in fabric sourcing, R&D positions
* Experience working with major sports-wear sourcing offices will be seen as highly advantageous
* Must have strong experience with sports/performance apparel and materials
* Strong technical knowledge in fabrics and fabric production process

* Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe programs, Gerber, Web PDM, Excel and related
* Must speak and write good English and Chinese

Interested parties please send your CV in word format to Angela Tsui for more information.

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