Fabric and Technical Apparel Specialist

  • Job Reference: AW4068
  • Date Posted: 17 October 2017
  • Location: Anywhere UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary + benefits
  • Sector: Marketing, Sales, Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Angela Wilkinson
  • Email: angelaw@uandirecruitment.co.uk

Job Description

Our client is is among the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, with a business presence in more than 20 countries.  They are looking for a Fabric and Technical Apparel Specialist to support brand customer growth, and help develop/promote technical performance fabrics.  This role can be based anywhere in the UK with regular travel to the head office in the South West.

Fabric and Technical Apparel Specialist - The Role:

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of market needs and technical fabric trends within the textile value chains supporting European Military, Workwear and Outdoor segments.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key influencers and decision makers at the apparel and equipment brand level for target market segments.
  • Understand of technical fabrics in order to support the initiation of fabric developments as well as promote the value and differentiation at end user product level.
  • Support marketing and development activities through relevant industry and trade events.
  • Identify value creation opportunities for their brand in line with business strategy.
  • Identify and communicate overall market trends and insights to the business team to help enhance strategic thinking.

Fabric and Technical Apparel Specialist - The Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Textiles or related scientific field
  • Textile industry experience – particularly technical fabrics
  • Demonstrate clear thinking skills and the ability to analyse and simplify complex situations and data and make sound judgments
  • Ability to prioritise decisions and development activities based on long-term economic thinking
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis, including overnights and occasional weekends.
  • An understanding of ingredient brand development in B2B environment
  • Fluency in one or more European language as well as English

Fabric and Technical Apparel Specialist - The Package:

  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

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