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2 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 1X8
Fresh Style. Fresh Careers. Founded in 2006, Joe Fresh is a leading source for modern style and accessible design, offering comprehensive lifestyle collections for men, women and children. Joe Fresh delivers quality and compelling value in categories spanning apparel, accessories, footwear and Joe Fresh Beauty® cosmetics. Joe Fresh collections are polished and sophisticated, with a focus on essential designs that appeal to a broad range of style-savvy consumers
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
Why is this role important?
Sr. Manager Raw Materials
The Senior manager leverages consumer insights, mill strategies and key trends to drive fabric development, innovation, and costing. You will be responsible for supporting a “Fabric First” mentality and strategy throughout the product-to-market process. This position partners with internal partners: fabric developer in NY, production, product development, QA; and external suppliers, to ensure the alignment of goals and expectations.
What you’ll do:
Responsible for executing fabrics sourcing strategy and managing raw materials activities.
Negotiate costs, minimums, lead-times, purchasing terms with the suppliers/mills.
Identify fabrics that need to be cost engineered and communicate with the mills/suppliers.
Develop best in class partnerships with our strategic suppliers/mills.
Support fabric process discipline throughout product-to-market calendar to ensure alignment at each key milestone.
Analyze fabric needs and action into developments that are within cost and aesthetic parameters.
Partner with product development to ensure that fabrics are within pricing architecture
Provide recommendations and guidance to design and cross functional partners for leveraging qualities across the divisions.
Track fabric development and change KPIs.
Co-ordinate with QA on fabric preliminary fabric testing and risk assessment.
Maintain open and frequent communication with design, product development, QA and production on all issues related to material costing, quality, delivery and supplier performance issues
Responsible for accuracy and maintenance of seasonal materials libraries in PLM and physical libraries.
Maintain broad knowledge of market trends on raw materials.
Support the new business initiatives as related to fabrics
Creates a collaborative and positive team environment that encourages authentic and transparent contribution.
What you’ll need:
Bachelor’s degree in Textile, or equivalent
10+ years’ experience in fabric development and sourcing
5+ years of managerial experience required
Self-starter, flexible thinker, and outstanding communicator, comfortable working cross-functionally
Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
How You’ll Succeed:
At Joe Fresh, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.
If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.
Type of Role:
Joe Fresh recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.