Fabric Development Manager

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  • Date Posted:
    16 September 2021
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  • Work Hours:
    Full Time
  • Contact:
    Angela Wilkinson
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Job Description

Our client is a market leading manufacturer of both woven and knitted fabrics. As a result of continued business growth they are now seeking a Fabric Development Manager to join their stretch fabric team which focuses on their automotive applications.

Fabric Development Manager – The Role:

  • Promote/Sell Company as technically advanced supplier to existing, new and potential customers.
  • Identify new market potential for our products within existing customers and new opportunities.
  • Design and develop new fabrics for the above.
  • Establish strong working relationships with key customers.
  • Identify new raw material sources.
  • Devise specifications for customers on new products, sometimes on existing products.
  • Compile and monitor weaving specifications for commercialised products.
  • Compile and monitor weaving specifications for development, quality, segregation needs.
  • Manage development yarn and fabric stocks to ensure they remain at a suitable level.
  • Sign off development products for commercial use.
  • Managing weekly Development Meetings.
  • Regular technical input for troubleshooting/firefighting and dealing with complaints/substandard fabrics.
  • Regular input to prioritise & set work for development of new textured yarns.
  • Regular role in facilitating continuous improvement (waste reduction, cost down, efficiency improvements initiatives.

Fabric Development Manager – The candidate:

  • Degree in Textile/Material Science or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of fabric design and an understanding of fibre technology are essential. Ability and knowledge of textile calculations is a great asset.
  • Comfortable presenting to customers.
  • Knowledge of the textile industry in terms of what can be achieved with fabric design, yarn selection and finishing processes.
  • Use of spreadsheets, word processing and databases are essential.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to drive. 

Fabric Development Manager – The package:

  • Competitive Salary DOE.
  • Excellent Benefits.

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