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Consultant: Materials, Trim, R&D

Company: Brooks Brothers
Location: New York
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Choose a career with America's oldest clothier As America's oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers has a long history of creating long-term relationships with both our customers and our Associates. With more than 200 stores throughout the United States and Canada and more than 130 locations abroad, we continue to grow the brand with a respect for our heritage and a vision for the future.

The diversity of our operations creates many opportunities, ranging from careers in our stores and manufacturing facilities to positions in our New York headquarters and Enfield, CT support center. The Brooks Brothers culture is rooted in our VALUES of relationships, innovation, history, fairness and celebration and our vision to be the premiere lifestyle destination for ladies and gentleman for every generation. We are proud to offer our Associates a fulfilling work environment, unique and special benefits and a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth. POSITION SUMMARYMaterials Management is a critical function at Brooks Brothers. This role orchestrates and manages the development of new fabrics and trims across all categories for textiles in Italy, Europe and the Middle East and engages in Regional Mill Management. The role requires deep industry based technical knowledge and a highly collaborative approach to management of people and process. This new position will act as an agent of change to drive new ways of doing business. he/she must is technologically adept, and be able to manage a diverse team of people both onsite in New York City as well as technical experts that operate "in the cloud" in other countries and time zones. The Director must be a strong cultural fit with the other members on the Brooks Brothers management team.This position will promote innovation, providing competitive advantage to Brooks Brothers products, speed to market, through the identification and selection of high quality raw materials that can be produced across a diverse manufacturing base. The position requires close collaboration with design, merchants and manufacturing partners to deliver high quality fabrics, yarns and trims.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES-- -- Be responsible for ensuring that all fabrics and trims meet the Brooks Brothers minimum performance standard and that they are fully compliant with federal and state regulations as well as meet global regulations of our partners around the world. -- Accurate fabric detail, price negotiation, production capacity negotiation and pre-evaluation of proposed or recommended textiles to ensure the materials are meeting the Brooks Brothers performance standards. -- Manage material integrity for textile for all programs, uniform and commercial retail globally. -- Manage, control and provide direction for proper textile engineering. -- Establish and maintain strong relationships with key textiles partners and supplier. -- Manage Regional Development which includes and is not limited to mill evaluations is capability, capacity and execution performance. -- Effectively matching material engineering and chemical applications to meet the product standards for NJ and UA programs as required and with the support of Product and Material Integrity Teams. -- Make sure the bulk mills understand and adhere to the Brooks Brothers material testing and performance protocols for bulk delivery and textile quality. -- Provide technical and quality input where and when needed related to all Brooks Brothers textiles. -- Follow Brooks Brothers existing testing protocol and if failure occurs; direct the mills and the Brooks Brothers Fabric R&D team for mill CAP. -- Lead and manage the work effort of the fabric and trim team that will be operating in different parts of the World to ensure they are actively working on creating products that meet the needs of the business from a product quality and timing standpoint. -- Be responsible for ensuring that the communication between the business and our suppliers is clear and concise allowing for a high percentage of on target first time protos. -- Work to constantly develop and enhance the technical competence of all in Materials Management team to ensure they remain current and strive for technical excellence.
PREFERRED YEARS EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY -- Must have a minimum of 5+ years of deep industry experience. This includes thorough technical knowledge of fabrics and trims plus knowledge in accessories would also be useful. -- Must have a track record of having been an innovator in this field - creating new fabrics and having the technical ability to guide mills and spinners in the development of new and exciting products for Brooks Brothers -- Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels in the organization with the proven ability to set and communicate team priorities and develop budgets. -- Should be a strong team player with excellent managerial and leadership skills. -- Ability to prioritize workload and concurrently manage multiple projects. -- Should embrace change and strive to deliver a high level of satisfaction for internal customers; helps and motivates others in the face of change, setbacks and constraints -- Recommends best practices and utilizes deep industry knowledge to improve products, processes and services -- Strong analytical skills with the ability to manage and understand data from several sources and be able to identify trends and take pre-emptive action whenever possible. -- This position will also require a collaborative relationship with our Hong Kong and Milan regional offices. He/she will ensure that where appropriate the work is distributed to maximize talent and minimize overlap of roles and responsibilities.

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