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Fabric Buyer/Developer

Job Title: Fabric Buyer/Developer
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 1988_1539086052
Contact Name: Val May
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Fabric Buyer/Developer Luxury women's wear lifestyle brand
Our client is a well- known established fashion lifestyle brand that has a presence in the market with a unique product offering. They are actively looking to recruit an experienced Fabric Buyer/ developer to work closely with the Creative Director. You will need to have a strong luxury background ideally with several years' experience as a Fabric Buyer working for an established luxury fashion house/ brand
Main responsibilities

  • Attend fabric fairs to source fabrics and suppliers
  • Identify requirements for each season's collection
  • Provide correct options to cover raw materials required each season
  • Work with fabric mills to purchase & develop new fabrics.
  • Monitor quality of fabric from development through to production
  • Keep a clear record and check stock levels of all owned fabric/ raw materials
  • Place PO and negotiate prices with vendors
  • Visit mills to resolve any production issues
  • Work closely with the Creative Director on the development and sourcing of fabrics

Person requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Textile Design
  • Experience essential working within the luxury fashion market across all fabrics
  • Strong technical knowledge of the print processes, woven construction, fabric finishes and understanding colour
  • First class written and verbal communication at all levels
  • Key attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills CAD, Excel, MS Word
  • International travel
  • Maintain and develop existing contacts and relationships with fabric suppliers and mills at luxury level essential