Fabric Technologist


Western Cape, South Africa


Aug 18

Are you seeking for that special career opportunity that you need to bring your fabric knowledge, technical skills and textile flair to life. Do you see yourself working as part of a cross functional team that is determined to give our customers the most wanted product at desirable prices? We are looking for the first fabric technologist to bring technical leadership to the fascinating art and science of fabric technology. Do you have an appetite to identify opportunities to implement changes and improvement then this is the perfect role for you. If you are a dynamic, forward thinking and innovative fabric technologist, we have the ideal opportunity for you to join our newly created sourcing department. PURPOSE OF THE POSITIONImplement an integrated Fabric Sourcing strategy within the framework of the Product Group strategy and aligning this to PEPs value positioning. Ensure product delivery that exceed customer expectations of value , quality and sustainabilityKEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Manage and implement the fabric development and execution process in line with the business strategyProvide input into the seasonal fabric/supplier strategy process.Continuously assess opportunities for value engineering with clear tracking and measurement.Keep abreast of local and overseas raw material developments in line with key trends of the season.Guide and Influence fabric decisions in line with volume business needs as well as fashion trends in industryReview new fabric developments in industry and customise for value retailManage and implement the fabric development and execution strategyEvaluate fabric standards and set new standards where applicableMonitor and track fabric standard within our supply base, critical path and authorise qualitiesDevelopment and maintenance of Resource centres (includes the upkeep of the fabric library)Liaise with PEP laboratory to ensure fabric complies with PEP standards Manage specifications and technical packs to ensure product meets technical performance & quality Assist Quality Assurance department with any fabric related queries or quality issues that arise

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