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Senior Manager, Raw MaterialsPVH Far East Limited
  • Hung Hom
  • Salary provided
  • Posted on 14 Aug 2019
Senior Manager, Raw MaterialsPVH Far East Limited

Job Highlights

  • Head the Raw Material team for CK Performance Wear
  • Collaborate with Designer, PD team, Vendor & Mills
  • Fast-paced and dynamic environment

Job Description


The Senior Manager, Raw Material is responsible for managing the overall process of developing and innovating new and seasonal fabrics that meet designer's aesthetic vision while balancing quality, cost and speed. He/she will maintain and develop a supply chain that supports the overarching strategic vision.  Collaborating with mills, Product Development teams and Global Supply Chain Partners.



* Fabric Development and Sourcing

  • Effectively executes against design briefs
  • Manage and train Mills across defined region
  • Pushes newness within region
  • Owns communication with mills, Hubs, Cross Function Team and PD team.
  • Communicates directly with Design team if needed
  • Create connections with applicable innovation suppliers in chemical finishes and yarns.
  • Strategically bring suppliers into the office in order to drive future innovation
  • Perform periodic SWOT analysis of mill performance and alignment to strategic sourcing needs. Identify gaps, propose ideas to close gaps and work with mills to elevate
  • Partner with mill on creative solutions to drive to the shortest lead times
  • Guide PD teams on textile knowledge and mill specific processes and technology 
  • Analyze 4 lever costing information
  • Provide macro trend information available from mill that may impact the negotiation strategy
  • Negotiate price
  • Partner with mills on creative solutions to drive the shortest lead time while balancing cost and quality
  • Negotiate to eliminate fabric liabilities wherever possible
  • Collaborate with across brands to find out the cost leveraging opportunities


* Quality

  • Oversee fabric testing and ensure mills understand expectations and communicate as needed to QA to ensure final garment quality
  • Resolve any fabric related issues on the escalation review
  • Utilize technical expertise in collaboration with the mill to meet quality expectations. Proactively resolve quality issues


* Strategy and Process 

  • Proactively initiate support of strategic initiatives identifying where the overseas team can add the greatest value 
  • Proactively monitor and meet calendar deadlines for approvals and mill execution.
  • Ensure capacity to meet deadlines and manage resources as needed
  • Review and manage the process by analyzing metrics to determine effectiveness of current process. Surface ideas for improvement and identify any threats


* Leadership

  • Provide Inspirational leadership to direct reports
  • Work with direct reports to establish their goals
  • Mentor and coach direct reports on performance expectations
  • Influence peers and seek support from Director if difficulty in influencing upward



Experience: Minimum 10 years industry experience

Education: Related technical degree



  • Thorough knowledge of knits, woven, yarn, dyeing and finishing.
  • Excellent English communication skills and the ability to manage through influence.
  • Needs to have understanding of total supply chain from concept to Consumer.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a positive optimistic "can do" attitude.
  • Strong knowledge in Technical and Performance Material in Knit & Woven.

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
10 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Dental insurance, Double pay, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Life insurance, Medical insurance
Company Website

Company Overview

PVH is one of the largest global apparel companies with a history of over 135 years. PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.

The PVH Supply business encompassing 14 international locations with hubs in Asia, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.

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