Pronovias Group , global leader in the Bridal Industry, is seeking an amazing Fabric Research and Developer to support our growth and obsession for innovation.
This individual will be the internal go-to for fabric R&D from woven to knit fabrics, embroideries, laces and more. As part of a R&D team, you will work in tandem with Design, PD, Technical office and Merchandising to support general needs across the different lines of business.
You must have a can-do attitude and ability to meet demands ahead of their request.
Responsibilities include :
Translate Fabric Design briefs into in-depth researches, perfect combo between creative and commercial.
Stay ahead of trends and continuously feed Design / PD with the latest innovations and techniques.
Analyse fabric needs across the assigned Brands and Categories, clearly communicating and making recommendations to design and product development partners.
Consistently share your expertise and knowledge, educating others towards the correct choice of quality / price options.
Demonstrate understanding of our pricing models and markets.
Partner with our PD and Technical office for fabric suitability and testing.
Know inside-out our In-House Fabrics library to select most suitable options and help to keep it up to date.
Liaise with a large numbers of external suppliers (EU and Asia) and be able to scout additional partners based on business needs.
Minimum of 8 - 10+ years of experience in Fabrics R&D.
Must demonstrate passion (obsession!) for fabrics and trends, experience with Bridal or Partywear is a big plus.
Strong contacts with mills across EU or Asia is also a plus.
Ability to manage multiple deadlines, requests, and projects.
HANDS ON HANDS ON HANDS ON. This role will initially be a team of two, as we are just building the R&D organization.
Attention to detail, as the role requires a certain degree of admin work.
Good communication and ability to influence stakeholders decision at every level.
English is a must, Spanish and / or other languages are a plus.
Effective business partnering skills and excellent judgement with a demonstrated ability to lead in a cross-functional, fast-paced environment and drive different initiatives.