Develop and maintain color standards and tools to communicate color & fabric development to internal and external partners.
Create, organize, and maintain complete and accurate color library.
Ensure consistent color standards and integrity across fabrics and products internally & globally. Facilitate color customization efforts when needed.
Collaborate with fabric R&D, Product Development, Sourcing, Quality & regional sourcing hubs to establish standards and meet calendar deadlines SMS through production.
Manage incoming color submits. Assess pass / fail on incoming colors to ensure color consistency; visually (light box) and electronically (spectrophotometer) from multiple sources and across different product categories in a timely manner.
Communicate to all suppliers our color and fabric approval process and our expectations.
Update the current color & fabric manual as required.
Maintain equipment within the color lab; spectrophotometer and light box, including daily and monthly calibration exercises.
Implement color lab software upgrades and administers annual correlation tests with selected vendors.
Enable speed in the production approval process, seeking efficiency and time savings opportunity, inclusive of implementing new technology to advance the brand’s color & fabric process.
Work with mills, testing labs and Product Development to oversee quality of all bulk materials inclusive of but not limited to construction, finishing, hand feel, color, print and fiber content.
Lead raw material risk assessment processes and troubleshooting of fabric related issues.
Manage the performance of colorists & technologists to ensure they carry out their roles in an effective and timely manner.
Develop and manage KPI’s to evaluate performance of all strategic Raw Materials suppliers.
Provide input to global Raw Materials sourcing strategy.
Form 5 or above.
10+ years of experience in the Textile industry with strong understanding of fabric substrates, knowledge of color / dying process.
Must score superior on Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Color Test.
Must be able to identify issues and analyze relevant data to determine course of action and generate solutions.
Strong team player.
Work in fast-paced, constantly changing, and deadline-process-driven environment with extremely time-sensitive procedures.
Understanding of Quality Control.
Domestic and International travel as required including visits to Distribution Centers and Sourcing hubs as needed.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and follow up skills.
Strong PC skills in MS Office and PLM.
Fluency in both written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Holidays : Bank Holiday
Experience : Education : F.5
Education : F.5