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Manager, Materials (Men's)

Company: TravisMathew LLC
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

TravisMathew is now a leading innovator in lifestyle and performance apparel. Using best-in-class fabrications and designs, we are pushing forward a growing market trend towards casualization. For us, comfort comes first. Every TravisMathew product is created with attention to detail, designed to deliver the perfect fit and soft, lightweight feel. By offering hundreds of varied, unique deigns across monthly new product releases, we are establishing a new standard for the young professional. We want to elevate your look with details, subtleties, and craftmanship that will get you noticed --- but without flash or pretension. As an aspirational brand, TravisMathew prides itself on being approachable. Anyone and everyone can look great - and feel great - in TravisMathew. We're throwing a party and you're invited. Where We Are Going At TravisMathew we don't just dream big, we plan big. Our goal is to become the top premium menswear brand in the United States with a global presence, while keeping our employees and customers at the forefront of all we do. We believe that a winning office culture will include opportunities for new leaders, a fun work environment, and cultivating an ideal work / life balance for our employees. We are committed to celebrating and achieving diversity in all facets of our business. Additionally, TravisMathew is focused on the development of sustainable practices, challenging ourselves to discover innovations in design, production and technology.JOB OVERVIEWThe Manager, Materials is responsible for leading the innovation of materials and techniques that align with the company's strategic direction and drive growth. Additionally, this individual is responsible for managing costs and improving quality, sustainability, speed-to-market, and service.ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Source and develop new fabrics and techniques that support brand evolution with premium and innovative fabrications
  • Source and develop seasonal trim items including buttons, labels, zippers, metal hardware
  • Qualify potential raw material suppliers that support brand innovation and company / management initiatives
  • Travel to local and overseas shows / raw material suppliers to source materials, identify new raw material suppliers and innovation capabilities
  • Manage the trim and fabric libraries
  • Manage deliverables for new fabric and trim developments, adhering to the seasonal Design and Development calendar
  • Manage approvals, documentation, and clear communications to all vendor partners to meet calendar deadlines
  • Manage all development files, reports for documentation, follow-up, tracking and seasonal recaps
  • Prepare and present material development trials with key stakeholders in seasonal adoption meeting, ensuring alliance with product initiatives to deliver proven and tested materials
  • Understand each new material and its limitations and capabilities to guide design team for future season development and usage
  • Demonstrate consistent progress season over season in fabric and trim sourcing and development initiatives and become the company expert in specific material categories
  • Serve as the "expert" to mill partners in relation to fabric selection for M&D and create valuable relationships with partners
  • Manage, develop, and mentor materials team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Proficient in PLM system(s)
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability to coach / lead and collaborate at all organizational levels
  • Ability to manage and mentor a team
  • Ability to prioritize workflow based on deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve and communicate all issues to applicable departments
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Strong organizational skillsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor's Degree or technical trade school and / or equivalent
    • Minimum 8 years' experience in materials and / or product development
    • Minimum 3 years' experience in a leadership capacityIf your experience is close to what we're looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diverse backgrounds and experiences make for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply. We look forward to learning more about you.

Keywords: TravisMathew LLC, Huntington Beach , Manager, Materials (Men's), Executive , Huntington Beach, California

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