PVH Corp. Associate Manager, Raw Materials (Underwear Group) - CALVIN KLEIN in New York, New York
The Associate Manager, Raw Material is responsible for the research and development of all fabric for The Underwear Group. He or she will also be responsible for developing fabric, yarns, and finishes.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
Assist with researching the raw material market for new fabric (knit, woven), trims (elastics, bra pads, functional), yarns and finishes for The Underwear Group.
Work closely with design and raw material team on seasonal trend/material direction and create seasonal inspiration boards.
Ensure raw materials are aligned to PVH global sustainability targets.
Oversee raw materials from initial design request to bulk approval, and beyond.
Provide technical expertise on raw materials, focused on quality, aesthetics & cost efficiency.
Work closely with cross functional partners on seasonal calendar deliverables, such as quality/color risk assessments, SMS/proto raw material requests etc.
Ensure Centric PLM systems is accurate and updates with all necessary information, including seasonal raw material Libraries.
Implement and review raw material testing, plus assist/manage quality issues and escalation
Communicate directly with Mills and Overseas offices, regarding all raw material requests, sourcing and seasonal development details.
Lead raw material discussions in cross functional meetings, communicating all raw material details, updates etc. to all departments (sourcing, merchandising, design and overseas agents/mill).
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Must have Textile background experience
Must have Trim knowledge, preferably Elastics and Bra Pads
RM technical experience is a huge plus
2-4 years of overall experience recommended
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
Ability to multi-task and take initiative in busy environment
Excellent prioritization and organization skills
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS:
Internal: Sourcing, Design, Merchandising, & Technical Services teams
External: Mills, Factories, Vendors
BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A
DECISION MAKING: Must be able to assist in making timely decisions with the help of the Sr Raw Material Manager
RESOURCEFULNESS/CREATIVITY: Must have the ability to assist with finding solutions and building strong relationships with cross-functional partners as well as third party vendors
ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to thrive in busy, deadline-driven environment
PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant’s current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH
DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY We are committed to recruiting, training and providing career advancement to all associates regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or social or ethnic origin. Diversity in the workplace is encouraged. Bigotry, racism and any form of harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.
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