Fabric Research and Development Coordinator

Adecco Creative is currently Assisting Ann Inc. recruit a freelance Fabric R&D Coordinator in Manhattan.

This position is a 9 month + freelance role with part-time hours of approximately 30 hours per week.

This position supports the research and development, design, and merchandising teams in seasonal development of fabrics. This role requires a candidate to interact with multiple cross functional partners, as well as overseas offices and fabric suppliers. Champions the company’s values and practices by maintaining effective collaborative relationships, taking pride in the company and brand, and embracing diversity.  Candidates must have strong attention to detail and be able to thrive in a fast paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support fabric development team; including the day to day of meeting and communicating with design, merchandising, fabric suppliers, sourcing and overseas offices
  • Support fabric team with trend and market research for seasonal and on-going needs
  • Send daily packages to overseas
  • Manage and organize seasonal fabric concept packages
  • Organize all fabric meetings and bookings for team
  • Manage seasonal Fabric Standard Setting (FSS)
  • Send color chips to overseas as needed to support seasonal development
  • Support creation of core and seasonal fabric binders for complete fabric records by classification
  • Maintain and update fabric library and build seasonal fabric archives
  • Communicate effectively and consistently with all key cross functional partners
  • Support fabric team with seasonal presentation of fabric direction to design and merchandising teams

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 0-2 years experience in the fashion industry, preferably with textile experience
  • Foundational knowledge of fabrics
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications

  • Apply with Adecco

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