62 Lambs Conduit Street
London WC1N 3LW
Fabric cO-Ordinator For Luxury Menswear Brand
Country : United Kingdom
Region : London
County : Greater London
Town : LONDON
Category : Purchasing
Contract type : Permanent
Availability : Full time
Experience : 2 to 5 years
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 sourcing, price negotiating, ordering, quality control and logistics.
Attending design meetings.
Sourcing new fabrics, including travel to fabric fairs.
Understanding the woven fabrics we use and able to come up with solutions for alternatives
Arranging strike offs and lab dips.
Negotiating prices and lead times on fabrics.
Create and maintain fabric files and input fabric details ensuring all codes/colour references/descriptions are correct.
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 factory delivery dates, organising all logistics.
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 regular basis ensuring all transfers, deliveries and returns are recorded accurately.
Critical path management.
2+ years’ experience working in a role involving raw material/fabric buying.
Basic understanding of woven textiles/fabrics and their different traits. Ideally will have studied Textiles at University.
Experience of working with European mills.
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.
Good Excel skills - need to be able to create spreadsheets.
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.