(Senior) Fabric Manager-Knit focused

Location Hong Kong
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Hugo Ng
Email email Hugo
Reference 5316_1655782930

(Senior) Fabric Manager-Knit focused

My client is a renowned U.S. company. They are currently looking for a (Senior) Fabric Manager who can lead the Fabric team and manage the Fabric Research & Development.

Key Responsibility:

  • Manage and evolve the Fabric Research and Development Department.

  • Drive innovation, research and development menus on sustainable raw materials together with regional vendors and partners in keeping with the Brand aesthetic

  • As a part of the Raw Materials Team, brings new ideas and innovation each season while also conducting season-less, continual research and development

  • Develop a materials development and research strategy that supports the business objectives for the assigned area of responsibility

  • Alignment with regional sourcing strategies and ensure product and material expertise and capabilities showcased are in alignment

  • Participate as key stakeholder in achieving company's sustainability goals, by developing sustainable fabrics and sources

  • Source seasonal design requests with appropriate vendors to offer creative solutions if the request is outside the brand's sourcing and pricing strategy

  • Collaborate with Raw Material Procurement/Product team to drive consolidation & COO developments as per sourcing strategies​

  • Analyze fabric needs across the brand and make recommendations to Sourcing & Production and Design for leveraging qualities across divisions

  • Develop & maintain a portfolio for regional vendors with curated vendor/market strength, capabilities and opportunities​

  • Responsible to assess and secure quality risks during development to ensure compliance with brand Testing requirements.

  • Maintain a fabric resource library to support seasonal inspirations as well as archive historical and fundamental fabrications

  • Ensure product development milestones and calendar dates are met

  • Build and clearly articulate & present seasonal boards and trends that represent overall brand strategy, design vision, and textile industry innovations and trends

  • Oversee sample fabric approvals with Design determining proper hand feel, wash and construction


  • Bachelor's degree in Textile, Fashion Design or related field

  • At least 8 of experience in fabric research and development

  • 3-5 years of management experience preferred

  • Excellent technical knowledge of all fabrications, constructions and yarns

  • Attention to details, initiative, organization and strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to maintain data integrity

  • Strong analytical and management skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to regularly interface with senior management, work effectively with Designers and Production partners

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin

  • Proficient in PLM, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel preferred

Interested parties pls send your CV to Hugo Ng (hugo.ng @connectedgroup.com) for more details.

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