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Free People Manager of Raw Materials

Company: Urbn UK Ltd
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

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--- Help define a clear mill matrix appropriate to the brand by fabric and yarn type so that business can be driven to key core competent mills and the brand business can be highly leveraged as a result.
--- Continuous `benchmarking with regards to price and lead time so that we are right first time with development.
--- Helps to drive fabric innovation - keep the business up to date on relevant fabric trend and new developments, through continuous sourcing and fabric development.
--- Strategic seasonal developments to the design/buying teams with "right first time" fabrics that are aligned with calendar and business needs to drive adoption rates and leverage.
--- Fabric engineering to adapt design concepts into price points and brand quality requirements.
--- Work closely with cross functional partners within concept, design, PD, Production and overseas offices to ensure communication is clear and consistent with regard to fabric.
--- Continuous lead time and price negotiation - follow leadership strategies to increase efficiency and to reduce fabric price and lead time.
--- Be the point person within the brand for all fabric related issues on certain categories of the business,, including issues such as ownership, payment terms, fabric claims etc.
Job Skills--- Minimum 7 years experience in textile sourcing or merchandising for a fashion retailer brand.
--- Solid technical knowledge in yarn, fabric, knitting, weaving dyeing and finishing.
--- Ability to define and interpret desired fabric characteristics and translate this into production
--- Knowledge of lab testing, global and commercial fabric testing criteria
--- Experience in sustainable fibers and processes is preferred
--- Management experience
--- Strong excel and analytical skillsEducation Qualifications in Textiles or Textile related field is preferred
Location (Philadelphia PA Home Office)Urban Outfitters, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.

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