Our Fortune 500 Fashion Retail Client is looking for a Fabric R+D Associate!
TITLE: Fabric R+D Associate
DURATION: 3 months+
LOCATION: San Francisco (on-site with Client)
Assist in researching fabric trends by attending mill fabric appointments and fabric shows with Manager.
Assist in creating fabric boards that represent seasonal Fabric trends.
Work with design, production and GIS mill management offices to develop qualities that are cost appropriate for the season and fit Banana Republic’s aesthetic.
Support Manager in following up with design, production, mills and overseas offices on any fabric related issues
Support product integrity by facilitating the testing of all fabrics prior to bulk order and reviewing test failures with manager.
Assist in entering and maintaining fabric information in PLM and fabric reference books.
Build an archive of continuity fabrics that have been approved and used in previous seasons to recommend to design.
Manage receipt of new fabrics and file accordingly
Maintain a library of fabrics that are representative of raw materials that could be used in bulk production that are brand appropriate.
Ability to assist multiple divisions
Monitor calendar to ensure on time deliverables.
Experience with: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint
Ability to make presentation boards
3-5 years or experience in textile or fashion industry (design/trend/fashion background)
Ability to multi-task, strong organizational + interpersonal skills