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Fabric R&D Assistant

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Fabric R&D Assistant

Start Date:  ASAP

Contract Length:  6 Months

Location:  New York, NY

Pay Rate:  $27/hour

 

**A Fortune 500 Fashion Retailer is seeking a Fabric R&D Assistant to assist in seasonal fabric research and development for women’s and men’s team**

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update existing Fabric R&D Reference Library
  • Generate RD#s and update fabric details for landed fabrics in PLM system
  • Attend fabric pass off meetings with design and production
  • Assist in creating fabric trend boards
  • Prepare development packages to send to Asia offices
  • Create tailoring / development / wash charts and consistently follow up on status with team
  • Receive submits / samples and pass to designers for review
  • Follow up on approvals and provide comments to counterparts
  • Attend and schedule fabric shows and appointments
  • Partner with Product Development and Merchandising to insure that fabrics are within the pricing architecture
  • Support fabric process discipline throughout product-to-market calendar to ensure alignment at each key milestone from Mill Week to Fabric Alignment and Sampling
  • Track fabric testing report and risk assessment tool to level set expectations across functional areas
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of design, merchandising, and product development priorities

 

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of fabric or product development experience
  • Knowledge of Fabrication
  • Software skills:  PLM or similar software applications, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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