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Senior Material ManagerH/F

Reporting to the Annecy Design Center Development Director, your mission will be :
To lead the strategy of material research and development & forecasting for the Annecy Design Center Apparel and Gear needs within the best conditions of cost, lead time, quality and OTP.
Collaborate with our Material Office in Asia to find optimal sourcing strategy for season fabric brief.

Essential Duties:
• Lead the material strategy for Salomon (collaborate with strategic b suppliers)
• Manage the fabric development together with R&D
• Manage the ADC Lab testing
• Manage Fabric and Trim Developer
• Coordinate Material Strategy for Salomon and collaborate with our Asian material office on seasonal development brief and sourcing strategy

Major activities:
• Propose material supplier partners for mid & long term research & development with support of Amer Sourcing
• Research new technologies and new suppliers in collaboration with Advanced Material & Amer Sourcing
• Coordinate with Quality manager the Supplier Quality Insurance and continual improvement
• Follow the supplier performance scorecard with support of Amer Sourcing
• Maintain Annecy Design Center lab accreditation with QA manager
• Correlate Annecy Design Center lab testing with ITS and Mills
• Leftover management with support of the material office
• Ensure Material consolidation (fabric & trims)

• Degree in textile engineering
• 5 to 10 years experience in the textile &/or apparel industry, performance outdoor
• Good knowledge on Waterproof, breathable techno, next to skin, insulation
• Business travel in Asia and Europe
• People management skills
• Solid skills in international negotiation, solving problems/troubleshooting and synthesis mindset
• High communication with various & international people
• Fluent spoken and written English
• Microsoft Office (word, excel, outlook)

Permanent Contract based in Annecy (FR) Print Offer published on : 23/07/2014