This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fabric Coordinator who has worked with Fabric previously to join a Luxury lifestyle brand based in London.
You must have excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as strong computer literacy, to play a key role in the smooth running of fabric ordering, quality control right through to production.
Create and maintain fabric files and input fabric details onto NAVISION ensuring all codes/colour references/descriptions are correct.
Work closely with Head of Design to ensure a smooth handover from development to production.
Liaise daily with fabric mills and inform relevant departments / people of any changes to delivery dates and report any under/over deliveries.
Approve bulk fabric for delivery.
Action any additional processes to fabric in timely manner eg; Fabric washing, embroidery etc.
Co-ordinate the delivery of fabrics to/from multiple destinations to meet in store delivery date.
Work with Finance to ensure all invoices are accurate and that the relevant paperwork is processed to allow prompt payments.
Manage internal and external fabric queries/availability/quality issues/shortages.
Manage and update stock levels on a daily basis ensuring all transfers, deliveries and returns are recorded accurately on Navision.
Send out weekly fabric stock updates to relevant people / departments.
Critical path management.
4+ years’ experience working in a role involving raw material/fabric buying within Luxury.
Knowledge of UK and offshore production of CMT garments.
Good knowledge of printing, dying, special finishes and extras processes such as washing.
Basic understanding of textiles/fabrics and their different traits.
Experience of working with European mills at luxury level.
Experience working out fabric requirement using garment ratings.
Must be good at calculations.
Good negotiating skills.
Excellent administration and time management skills.
Strong communication skills and an ability to build strong relationships with colleagues, suppliers and manufacturers.
Excellent Excel skills - need to be able to create spreadsheets and use basic formulas such as V look up.
Does not need to be advanced.
Attention to detail, efficient and able to work calmly under pressure.
Articulate – well-spoken and clear with their instructions.
Forward planning and pre-empting issues.
Suggesting or implementing new processes that streamline in with the rest of the department.
Needs to work well on own without been micro managed.
Must have excellent organisational skills.
Due to the anticipated interest in this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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