VF Corporation Fabric Manager in Merriam), Kansas

Job Description

This position works with new fabrics and finishes to meet market trends and consumer demands. This position is responsible for interacting with VFA and fabric mills and follows through with wet processing and product development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates fabric mill meetings.

  • Works with trend manager to select fabrics and washes to meet market trends and consumer design.

  • Oversees direction of wet process development of new fabric candidates.

  • Reviews new fabric and finish development with Trend Manager and Product Management.

  • Communicates fabric and pricing direction to GMS/Mills.

  • Coordinates VFA fabric submissions in conjunction with domestic options.

  • Communicates to GMS or Mills color development info by fabric.

  • Coordinates all communication to GMS.

  • Works with GMS to re-engineer or create new fabrics to meet consumer and market needs.

Key Relationships:

Design, Merchandising, Product Development, VF Asia, Fabric Mills

Job Requirements:

4 Year degree or equivalent experience in apparel and textiles

3+ years of experience in related field

Additional Capabilities:

  • Ability to work within tight timelines and additional hours around key calendar deadlines.

  • Strong follow up and execution skill set.

  • Cross functional collaborator.

  • Strong presentation and communication skills.

  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).

  • Self-starter with ability to set priorities, strong work ethic, and high initiative.

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.