Fabric Technical Manager

  • Job Reference: JB3959
  • Date Posted: 25 May 2017
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary + benefits
  • Sector: Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Julie Brogan
  • Email: info@uandirecruitment.co.uk
  • Telephone: 0115 948 7979

Job Description

Our client is a fast paced and demanding sourcing office with global operations.  They now have an exciting opportunity for a Fabric Technical Manager to join their Sri Lanka office.   

Fabric Technical Manager - The Role: 

  • Work with the relevant fabric technologists and merchandisers to ensure fabric procedures and systems are both understood and adhered to
  • Ensure effective and consistent mill evaluation 
  • Train the supply base
  • Oversee base fabric approvals and  bulk fabric performance
  • Effective regular communication with UK based Fabric Technologists and the suppliers at development and pre-production stages
  • Support the teams to communicate fabric related issues and concerns effectively 
  • Maintenance of fabric suppliers and fabric quality databases, with the systems accessible to merchandising and product development for reference
  • Colour management from lab dip through to bulk
  • Schedules Sri Lankan, Pakistan and Indian annual mill, laundry and print plant evaluations

Fabric Technical Manager - The Candidate: 

  • Degree Certificate in a Technical Textile Qualification or a minimum of 10 years work experience in a similar capacity
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Problem solving
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook)
  • Proven experience in mentoring a cross functional team
  • Experience in quality compliance & auditing 
  • Previous experience in manufacturing & sourcing in Asia
  • In depth knowledge of EU legislation and REACH compliance
  • Full understanding of fabric testing standards & methodology

Fabric Technical Manager - The Package:

  • Competitive salary + benefits. 

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.