R&D TRIMS SPECIALIST
GUESS?, Inc.
Stabio, Switzerland
vor 6 Tg.

Company Description

Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess?

Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, eyewear, footwear and other related consumer products.

Guess? products are distributed through branded Guess? stores as well as better department and specialty stores around the world.

As of January 30, 2021, the Company directly operated 1,046 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

The Company’s partners and distributors operated 524 additional retail stores worldwide.

As of January 30, 2021, the Company and its partners and distributors operated in approximately 100 countries worldwide.

For more information about the Company, please visit Position

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Reporting to the R&D Fabrics & Trims Manager, the R&D Trims Specialist manages all scouting / development / sourcing activities of trims in order to ensure product alignment, quality, cost and development requested by Design team and Product Development teams.

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Look for new mills in order to have an appropriate vendor basis with company goal in terms of development, quality and cost / margin
  • Develop fabrics proto in terms of quality and design, based on Designers’ moodboards and requests
  • Finalize Trims Specification Sheet and cost based on company target
  • Maintain company system about Trims
  • Purchase Orders for SMS cut based on quantities and timing in agreement with company calendar
  • Approve printing for SMS and Bulk productions
  • Manage any quality issue for SMS and bulk productions
  • Support quality control at third parties laboratories
  • JOB FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Visit on-site mills and fairs to finalize any fabric research, proto production requested by Designers and PD
  • Daily contact to receive and comment all protos received from mills
  • Control, coordinate and approve all specs for yarn dyed, dyed fabrics and printed / jacquard fabrics
  • Negotiate SMS and Bulk production costs
  • Cross costing among all mills in order to meet company targets
  • Requirements

  • Education preferably in textiles, clothing or business related disciplines or equivalent work experience
  • Significant previous experience (minimum 3 years) in the same role and field (R&D in Fashion Companies)
  • Good knowledge in trims, fabric and apparel product development
  • Strong technical understanding of fabrics / trims construction and up to date on seasonal fabrics / trims trends
  • Critical Thinker, rigorous and well organized
  • Self-motivated, focused on meeting deadlines and able to multitask within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong management and problem-solving skills, in addition to excellent marketing sense
  • Good judgment, proven responsibility and strong analytical skills.
  • Capability to work under strict, short deadlines
  • General knowledge of Guess product offer across different lines will be considered a plus
  • Working on cross-functional and multi-national teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with both internal and external customers.
  • Travel availability
  • Fluent English. Any other language will be considered a plus.
  • Proficient with MS-Office programs
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