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Manager, Materials Development

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Coach is a global fashion house founded in New York in 1941. Inspired by the vision of Creative Director Stuart Vevers and the inclusive and courageous spirit of our hometown, we make beautiful things, crafted to last-for you to be yourself in.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands committed to stretching what's possible.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Primary Purpose: Responsible for assisting the team with the development, commercialization and timely delivery of innovative fashion leathers, fabrics, prints, and color from design concept through production.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Materials Development and Sourcing to...

  • Organize, maintain, track material development information and references
  • Maintain and distribute material development charts that are shared cross-functionally
  • Ensure that the ECVision database is complete, accurate and updated in a timely manner
  • Accurate follow up with overseas suppliers for status updates
  • Possess an awareness of the product development timeline and understand how their function relates to the big picture
  • Proactively communicate with the team and cross functional partners about material development status, material sample orders, and any delays/issues
  • Partner with team to maintain and organize an efficient materials and color library as well as archiving system that includes development folders and article masters.
  • Lead cross functional Article Master review and ensure masters are sent to overseas partners
  • Act as an organizational lead within team
  • Maintain clear communications within the internal and external teams
  • Attend and lead cross-functional meetings as needed
  • Special projects as assigned.
The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Material technical knowledge - fabric and leather
  • Sense of urgency and ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • A true team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and balance high priority situations under pressure
  • Possesses creative and innovative way of thinking
  • Takes proactive approach with strong problem solving skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to an evolving environment
  • Analytical skills to interpret and react to information accurately
An outstanding professional will have...

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Window, Word, Power Point, PLM and ECVision
  • Currently working in related fields
Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
BASE PAY RANGE $72,000.00 TO $90,000.00

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Req ID: 106387
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