Fabric Production Associate

Fabric Production Associate

FABRIC PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

Title Fabric Production Associate

Reports to Sourcing Manager – Fabric Production

Position Summary

The Fabric Production Associate focuses on several aspects of the fabric production process post fabric approval through fabric delivery, such as: approval of bulk fabric, execution of approved fabrics in production, communication with fabric mills and garment vendors for both overseas and in house production to ensure on-time delivery and calendar deliverables are met. This position requires close collaboration with Sourcing - Fabric Development, Garment – Sourcing team, Design, Product Integrity, Merchandising, Quality Assurance and the Weissman’s team in China.

Duties & Responsibilities

· Oversee bulk header approval process and provides guidance to Fabric Sourcing Assistant to meet approval deadlines and to ensure quality is acceptable for the garments to be visually consistent.

· Participate in new fabric mill onboarding process.

· Review pre-production samples and ensure all information is correct in the system.

· Work with Sourcing Manager – Fabric Production to review and resolve all fabric execution issues in production with a clear understanding of impact on delivery dates.

· Partner with the Fabric Development team to ensure fabric meets aesthetic and quality in production and to understand potential limitation and execution issues before fabric is produced.

· Assist Sourcing Manager – Fabric Production with putting together reports to place fabric commitments with fabric mills.

· Communicate daily with our team in China and fabric mills to solve production related issues that may cause delay.

· Source vendor owned trims as needed.

· Review and communicate approved fabric audit reports to fabric mills and garment vendors.

· Oversee care label approval process conducted by our team in China.

· Provide Marketing with main content of the fabrics.

· Review that all information on technical packages is accurate as styles get adopted into the line.

· Aid Sourcing Manager – Fabric Production with minimum order quantity issues to avoid surcharges as needed.

· Partner with Quality Assurance on quality issues based on customer feedback.

· Work with Sourcing Manager – Fabric Production on gathering fabric samples for fabric overstock meetings and discussions.

· Attend line development, sourcing and other meetings as needed.

· Other job responsibilities assigned by Manager as needed.

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Sourcing, Product Development or related field

· 3 to 5 years of professional experience with production sourcing or product development in the apparel industry required

· Working knowledge of fabrics and fabric construction

· Solid understanding of garment construction, fit, finishes and industry resources

· Strong work ethic and ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

· Strong verbal and written communication skills and responsiveness in order to develop a rapport with fabric mills and to work cross-functionally with internal teams

· Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Strong knowledge of Excel preferred

· Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and to be flexible and adaptable to change

· Must align professionally and personally with the culture of Weissman

· Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

To apply, send your resume with cover letter to careers@weissmans.com.