Director Raw Materials, Advanced Concepts - The Underwear Group

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Director Raw Materials, Advanced Concepts - The Underwear Group

The Director of Raw Materials is responsible for overseeing as the strategic leader behind the Raw Material sourcing department; guiding the research, development, and sourcing of raw materials that are trend, customer and brand right, while working within lead-time parameters and maintaining pricing structure. Directs efforts to support Advance Concept: Strategy of leveraging the combined purchasing power and developing relationships with material suppliers who can meet multiple objections of: Innovation, price/value, quality, and delivery speed/reliability.


  • Directs and drives the research for Innovative raw material trends to cross functional teams. Interprets design concepts to provide commercially viable raw materials.
  • Directs the research and development of new materials ensuring raw materials are in accordance with brand aesthetic, lead-time and cost strategy.
  • Directs all raw materials sourcing strategies.
  • Directs the cost reduction initiatives to meet corporate goals and drive process improvements. Identifies and implements strategies for streamlined workload in partnership with Sourcing, Suppliers and overseas offices.
  • Ensure raw materials developed are commercial and pass all requirements. Ensure cross functional partners are fully supported regarding technical textile testing and problem solving.
  • Leads the development of core raw materials on a seasonal basis. Attends key Brand meetings as needed to drive raw material strategies and represent team.
  • Partners with Design/Global Merchandising teams and suppliers on raw materials research and development related issues. Partners with cross functional teams (CFTs) to support on-time delivery of first quality goods that meet margin requirements.
  • Establishes & maintains relationships with raw material suppliers for immediate need resolution and future development opportunities.
  • Leads on-boarding efforts with new vendors.
  • Leads and directs team activities that ensure functional KPI's are achieved.


Experience: Minimum 10 to 15 years of experience in raw material field in apparel industry
Education: Bachelor's Degree or industry / mill experience that equates
Skills: Proficient in Raw Material constructions, finishing, and dyeing process

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