Veronica Beard is an elevated American ready-to-wear brand that strikes the balance between cool and classic. The brand provides a modern perspective on iconic wardrobe pieces and delivers a lifestyle offering that has expanded to include jeans and shoes. Thoughtfully designed with feminine silhouettes and refined tailoring, the collection is intuitively built for real life – empowering her from day to night, work to weekend, and everywhere in between.
Veronica Beard is seeking a Director of Raw Material to lead a direct the Raw Material team to stabilize sourcing strategies and partnerships to support the growth of the business. This position will work closely with the Design, Merchandising and Production teams to analyze raw material needs across products and make recommendations, for leveraging qualities and cost. The role reports directly to the VP of Production and is based in our NYC office.
Lead the department driving process improvement, efficiency, and industry best practices.
Define general and seasonal strategy.
Create raw material roadmaps that deliver against the design/sales goals.
Work with IT team to design and edit PLM/ERP to enhance work efficiency for the team.
Utilize technical expertise to translate the design intent of fabric and trim to meet raw material cost parameters.
Seek sustainable fabric and trim alternatives that fit costing parameters.
Ensure sustainable raw materials meet all global certification requirements.
15+ years of experience in global raw material research, development, and purchasing within the apparel industry
Knowledge of manufacturing and product engineering, trade regulations, testing protocol, and fabric construction
Knowledge of PLM, ERP system
Ability to work well within team environment and cross-functional partners
Proactive and able to multitask
Detail oriented and strong organizational skills
Must be driven and able to handle pressure in a fast-paced environment
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