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The job description of a Fabric Manager is to oversee the production and management of fabric materials in a manufacturing or textile industry. A well-drafted Fabric Manager Resume mentions the following core duties – ensuring the efficiency of production of quality fabric products, coordinating various processes, sourcing raw materials; procuring raw materials from suppliers, supervising the fabric production process, ensuring fabric meets the quality standards; managing fabric inventory levels, and optimizing stock, monitoring production costs, and maintaining relationship with material suppliers, and vendors.

The most sought-after skills for this post include – a strong understanding of different fabric types, team management skills, proficiency in quality control, and assurance procedures, knowledge of procurement, inventory, and supplier management; the ability to analyze production costs, excellent communication skills, and a good understanding of sustainability practices in fabric production. Bachelor’s degree in Textile Engineering or Textile Technology is often required. Relevant certification or an advanced degree may be advantageous.

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Fabric Manager Resume

Summary : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for recommending the best technical execution of seasonal fabrics with a handoff of a robust Fabric Development Sheet (FDS) to design for the creation of a Pattern Development Sheet and Knit Development Sheet (PDS/KDS) by design, and innovated raw materials, lead times and supply chain process.

Skills : Fabric Knowledge, procurement, Inventory management.

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  1. Regularly shopped stores and benchmark brands to better understand where they are and where they are going and their relativity to Tommy Hilfiger’s business.
  2. Clearly understood of general fabric development process, and ensured seasonal fabric details were distributed to Design and Product Development.
  3. Ensured and provided the Production Materials team with any new seasonal selections and informed them of details- price, minimums, availability, mass production lead time, and FDS.
  4. Communicated with mills or related fields to have them service TR in the best possible way as well as TR providing the most up-to-date information for mills to perform.
  5. Developed a cohesive vendor base that is capable of producing products to the brand’s specifications and quality requirements while also meeting pricing parameters.
  6. Collaborated with Merchant, Design, and Production teams to ensure roadmaps, development ratio, and targeted IMUs are followed and are achievable.
  7. Collaborated with design to understand seasonal brand direction and needs, and focused on pre-season developments that deliver against the brand’s aesthetics using the best supplier within our mill matrix.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Textile Management


Fabric Manager Resume

Summary : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for maintaining development charts and seasonal binders, managing fabric details in PLM to create Fabric Development Charts, and managing and maintaining both development and production fabric libraries (physical and PLM) to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest development and running fabric standards, and also attending Cross-functional team meetings and lead in any fabric related conversations.

Skills : quality control, Sourcing, Procurement.

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  1. Strategized with the garment team to optimize any opportunity for virtual vertical integration, to achieve shorter lead time, sustainability, and potential cost savings.
  2. Ensured the Offshore Raw Materials team was clear on seasonal brand direction and execution of seasonal fabrics.
  3. Maintained a core fabric library on a seasonal basis, and reviewed leverage opportunities with divisional fabric leaders across brands In the textile industry, with expertise in fabric development knowledge.
  4. Ordered sample yardage and followed up for timely deliveries and development of the collection, approval of strike-offs, and samples.
  5. Supported regional fabric strategies that support company production placement.
  6. Managed mill, agent relationships, and negotiated cost seasonally, and managed development calendar, managed necessary tools, and ensured direct reports completion as per deadlines.
  7. Delivered on company initiatives and strategies with minimal oversight, and daily communicated with overseas mills agents and designed partners.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Supply Chain Management


Fabric Manager Resume

Headline : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for managing the T&A calendar from concept to bulk for fabric development, proto, SMS (shared with/ Nicky Bunce and fabric director), and also creating and maintaining a vendor base strategy management to build mill fabric and leather vendor matrix (shared w/ director and HK team), and also working with Brand Fabric Lead on upfront development packages

Skills : Cost Management, Supply Chain Management.

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  1. Conducted seasonal research on raw materials by attending fabric shows, mill visits, vendor visits, market research, and using existing materials in the physical fabric library as needed.
  2. Conducted Hindsight Spend and Volume meetings twice a year, collaborated with Design and cross-functional teams (GS/Merch) to develop and source trend-right fabrics that fit within a target price point and overall fashion trends.
  3. Initiated allocation and fabric meetings with design and global sourcing partners to maintain deadlines on the calendar Continual Fabric R&D, both seasonally and ongoing.
  4. Communicated with overseas partners and the NY Product Development team on a daily basis.
  5. Managed the development of seasonal fabrics for the woven and/or denim division, utilized technical expertise to translate design intent; and cost engineer fabrics within brand parameters.
  6. Troubleshooted development issues, and worked with cross-functional teams to resolve issues quickly.
  7. Gathered and negotiated fabric costs from nominated mill base, and also recommended best print and wash techniques and track submissions.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Business

Fabric Manager Resume

Objective : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for partnering with overseas teams to review FDS and test reports, proposing solutions to any issues at the development stage, and leading the sourcing and development of fabric for Lord & Taylor, Saks, Core, and Kids Owned Brands, and also built and maintained relationships with mills, suppliers, agents and cross-functional partners.

Skills : Technical Specifications, Communicational Skills.

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  1. Partnered with the R&D Team in the creation, updating, and execution of training for both OMNI & MMG teams.
  2. Created fabric board cards by brand and maintained seasonally, where applicable, and maintained fabric binders by style/category.
  3. Partnered with the BPI team to identify fabrics for potential consolidation opportunities, and recapped and shared with Product and Design teams.
  4. Prepared seasonal fabric concepts and presented brand-appropriate newness, attended Ascena Key Fabric Alignment meeting for collaboration with other brands to identify opportunities for cross-brand fabric consolidation and negotiations.
  5. Worked with knit and woven fabrics and yarn development, and clearly understood dyeing, printing, and finishing techniques.
  6. Monitored and measured development ratios and KPIs using reporting tools, and daily followed-up/troubleshooted with agent and vendor partners regarding any projects in work.
  7. Collaborated with Q&A, production, and design on best practices and solutions regarding fabric testing and performance.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Textile Management

Fabric Manager Resume

Summary : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for attending fabric shows and independent agent fairs seasonally, spearheading sustainability opportunities at the onset of the season while working within the price matrix, and also organizing and maintaining a generic fabric library as well as seasonal fabric research.

Skills : Problem-Solving, Regulatory Compliance.

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  1. Responsible for overseeing fabric testing and compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  2. Responsible for conducting regular supplier audits to evaluate performance and quality standards.
  3. Responsible for coordinating with suppliers to develop sustainable fabric options and support the company's environmental goals.
  4. Responsible for participating in cross-functional meetings to align fabric requirements with production schedules.
  5. Responsible for maintaining accurate records of fabric sourcing, quality control, and inventory management.
  6. Responsible for assisting the Fabric Manager in fabric sourcing, procurement, and inventory management activities.
  7. Responsible for collaborating with suppliers to negotiate pricing and delivery terms, resulting in cost savings.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Textile Management

Fabric Manager Resume

Summary : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for managing all overseas full package programs and pushing vendors for newness in raw materials, partnering with print designer each season to identify base cloth and repeat limitations of each print base in the development stage maintaining calendar deadlines, and maintaining WIP and COGS charts with all fabric info for the Design, PD, and Production team

Skills : Communicational Skills, Negotiation Skills.

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  1. Managed end-of-month reports tracked liabilities and inventory at the end of each season, and determined the approach for sourcing fabric and trims that fulfill the design vision.
  2. Partnered with Sourcing to evaluate fabric suppliers and ensure their product offering meets Aritzia’s needs.
  3. Liaised with fabric suppliers to manage their performance, ensuring successful production of fabrics in line with product calendar deadlines.
  4. Ensured fabric production was in compliance with Aritzia's sustainability standards and supported in identifying materials and suppliers that would reduce Aritzia’s social and environmental impact.
  5. Researched and identified innovative and sustainable fabric, trim, wash, and applied graphic trends, and also identified fabric trends for the season across the marketplace, runway, shows, and suppliers.
  6. Conducted fabric research across top sellers, trends, innovations, and sustainable yarns, and also prepared for, developed, and participated in the fabric creative strategy presentation.
  7. Attended weekly meetings with the Product Development team on all development groups and managed fabric mill dates to meet milestone calendar dates.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Supply Chain Management

Fabric Manager Resume

Headline : As a Fabric Manager, Partnered with Production to ensure that fabric production was proceeding on plan and on schedule, ensuring that bulk fabric was delivered to finished good suppliers accurately and on time, and also experienced with managing products throughout their lifecycle (from concept to production to final product).

Skills : Organizational Skills, Multitaking.

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  1. Partnered with Creative Design to select the best fabric options to incorporate in the line, considering construction, textile design, wash, and applied graphics.
  2. Acquired the necessary approvals to proceed with fabric production, maintained, placed, and reported on purchase orders for sample fabric yardage, and managed the maintenance of the fabric sample library.
  3. Maximized our margin and minimized lead-time without compromising quality, worked with fabric suppliers to agree to the optimal quantity of fabric yardage ordered to optimize cost.
  4. Worked with fabric suppliers to reduce the minimum order quantity required, and also worked with fabric suppliers to minimize surcharges as part of supplier agreements.
  5. Optimized margins through strategic management of currency and exchange rates in fabric orders.
  6. Worked with fabric suppliers to establish the shortest possible lead times to meet or beat product calendar deadlines (when) while achieving exceptional product quality (what) and margin (how much) objectives.
  7. Managed the development and delivery of high-quality fabric, trims, washes, and applied graphics.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Supply Chain Management

Fabric Manager Resume

Objective : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for administering appropriate materials and resources for all innovative products, coordinating with the design team for various seasonal materials, and also analyzing and identifying issues for all material construction, monitoring and providing responses to all client internal and external requirements.

Skills : Analytical Skill, Fabric Knowledge.

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  1. Responsible for maintaining the archive for all fabric and trim directories, and managing communication with clients and management.
  2. Responsible for preparing project schedules ensuring compliance with them, and developing and maintaining efficient relationships with vendors.
  3. Responsible for developing with contingency plan in mind for product placement e.g.; backup lab dips, artwork & handlooms All relate to quick turn & price points.
  4. Responsible for sending artwork requests to the CAD team and working closely with them on repeat sizes.
  5. Responsible for working within the time frame of the developmental calendar ensuring we approve all bulk s/o’s on time so as not to delay bulk deliveries.
  6. Responsible for collaborating and problem-solving with the mill and factories on any fabric-related issues during development and production.
  7. Responsible for managing a Fabric Associate and share management of a Fabric Assistant.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Supply Chain Management

Fabric Manager Resume

Headline : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for conducting fabric quality checks and communicating feedback to suppliers for continuous improvement, assisting in developing and maintaining fabric specifications and documentation, and also working closely with the production team to ensure the availability of required fabrics.

Skills : Inventory Management, Communicational skills.

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  1. Maintained a fabric resource library to support seasonal inspiration as well as archive Heritage Brands' production development fabric.
  2. Participated in identifying potential key item fabrications for upcoming seasons, led the Fabric team, and ensured ready fabric supply on time-based on the requirement.
  3. Sourced different types of fabric with various vendors, and also dispatched finished fabric to units for garment making.
  4. Get production plan from managers and plan fabric requirements,  ensured quality check of all types of fabric.
  5. Placed sample POs and coordinated sample shipments to both domestic and overseas factories.
  6. Ensured all FDS sheets were complete each season, and also maintained sample yardage inventory at domestic and overseas factories to utilize for proto samples.
  7. Established bulk standard setting and managed up until bulk approval and receiving, and also managed bulk projections, negotiations, and final order placements with mill partners and ensured target delivery dates.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Textile Management

Fabric Manager Resume

Summary : As a Fabric Manager, responsible for ensuring that all fabric is loaded correctly with Mill References and Composition into the system, negotiating bulk prices with the suppliers, submitting, chasing, and signing off lab dips for sampling, and coordinating fabric for press samples with the Press Team.

Skills : Public Speaking, Fabric Sourcing.

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  1. Built, developed, and maintained effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams.
  2. Partnered with Design teams to maintain brand aesthetics and seasonal direction to ensure that new fabric trends can be interpreted by the brand.
  3. Attended key fabric development meetings to support the sourcing of new materials; entered and maintained information in PLM.
  4. Created weekly fabric tracking report to review with Design and Product, and also sent material requests to OS offices & mills, optimizing sourcing based on regional fabric strength, factory location, and price targets. 
  5. Partnered with the Fabric R&D team to edit fabric trends from runway, market/competitive shopping, and mill presentations.
  6. Partnered with the Fabric R&D team to identify key items/fabrics seasonally for potential fabric consolidation opportunities.
  7. Coordinated meetings between mills, design, product, and fabric teams, where applicable, and developed creative and actionable solutions to develop desired fabrics in the right aesthetics, at the right price points, and in the right locations.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor's Degree In Supply Chain Management