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Fabric coordinator

Job Title: Fabric coordinator
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 2083_1542216391
Contact Name: Sara Morton
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

My client, a leading fashion manufacturer of women's, men's and kidswear - are now looking for a Junior Fabric Design Coordinator with a strong awareness of trends, to join their busy design team.

This job is a great opportunity to understand fabric, construction, weights, washes, testing etc. It will also give you a huge advantage in the design industry.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the design team for a top fashion manufacturer who lead the way in womenswear fashion, designing trend led commercial jersey wear for the UK High Street.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily communication with international countries - India, China and Bangladesh.
  • Excel Charts to monitor fabric tracking.
  • Monitoring costs on fabric - to be cost effectiveness - seeing where best to send a swatch for cost/production feasibility.
  • Gathering trend newness to continuously update our international offices so we can source the latest newness from mills throughout the season.
  • Liaising with the designers to source fabrics which are customer specific.
  • Prioritising fabrics dependant on customer meetings.
  • Sending swatches out with full development details.
  • Updating designers and managers with weekly updates from mill and fabric status.
  • Managing fabrics around national holidays - managing expectations on realistic deadlines.
  • Updating old stock with current yardage status

Person Requirements:

  • Have demonstrable ability to work to deadlines
  • Have a good working knowledge of customer quality standards
  • Professional and confident manner when dealing with customers
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills
  • Be able to liaise with offshore production team, both written and oral
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite and Adobe Suite is preferred
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task with effective communication skills both written and oral.
  • Relevant degree experience, from a technical or design background.