As a global specialty retailer, Banana Republic is focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics. Our customers seek to make the most of every moment. How we do it is just as important as what we do. We value people who are confident, optimistic and curious, because we believe in unleashing creativity and greatness every day.
Banana Republic offers versatile, contemporary classics designed for today with style that endures. How we create product is just as important as what we do. Details matter. We strive to make it easy; include & inspire our customers & each other every day; be curious, be honest & kind; unleash creativity & greatness every day; & tread lightly on the world.
The Assistant Manager, Fabric R&D will work cross-functionally to drive innovation and new technology for fabric trends with a strong focus on research and development in his/her category.
Meet regularly with mills and BR’s core suppliers to learn any new technologies, updates in finishing and innovation for woven shirt fabrics.
Partner closely with GIS with all new development communication, to initiate any testing needs and address any fabric concerns.
Assist in research and development for all categories as needed
Attend local fabric shows and meet with mills to explore new technology, develop mill relationships and research fabric direction.
Assist in communication for all seasonal sample yardage requests.
Monitor all calendar deliverables to ensure all deadlines and development dates are met.
Assist in organizing and maintaining the TSD and men’s shirt seasonal fabric library.
Assist in organizing and maintaining seasonal development books.
Assist in organizing and maintaining SMR reference cuttings.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred
Basic technical knowledge of fabrications
Ability to negotiate and build consensus across multiple functions
Working knowledge and understanding of Production
Proven ability to work closely and partner effectively with designers and vendors
Has an understanding of trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity requirements, product cycle timeline, and fabric garment construction
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to regularly interface with and influence management
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel preferred
Merchandise discount for our brands:
50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.
One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
Employee stock purchase plan.*
Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*
Family care programs.
Pet Discount Program.
Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.