Fabric Director - Functional / Sportswear - Based in China

Location China
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Vincent Chow
Email email Vincent
Reference 2_1615595975

Fabric Director - Functional / Sportswear - Based in China

One of the largest fashion & apparel group in Asia is looking bring on board a functional and sportswear fabric expert to join and lead this fabric team in order to further grow their already highly successful business. You will be reporting into the head of the business unit and lead a well established team in order to drive for the continuous excellence that the company is known for.


Responsibilities:
* Strategically define and execute the business unit's sourcing strategy in fabric and raw materials
* Be able to provide managerial leadership to provide excellent service to various brands' buyers and designers
* Understand the market and trends and various significant events and new technology
* Manage the fabric mills and ensure their performance is of the highest standard consistently
* Be able to lead the suppliers and be able to represent them in terms of their capabilities, price and product ranges, capacity and quality
* Work closely with the merchandising team to distinguish the most suitable plan of action and development direction with the fabric mills
* Negotiate with the mills according to the company's needs in terms of lead-time and prices
* Continuously drive for excellence - align the company's values with the suppliers
* Provide technical knowledge to both internal and external teams
* Train and develop the team and also to external stakeholders in order to drive for excellence in a holistic way
* Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Requirements
* Bachelor degree or above in textiles or related discipline
* Minimum of 15 yrs experience working for fashion and apparel manufacturing / trading / buying offices
* Minimum of 8 yrs experience as manager or above
* Must have excellent functional/sportswear fabric sourcing, vendor management, technical and quality understanding
* Must speak and write fluent English and Chinese
* Willingness to base in China (Southern China) and frequently travel