About Yeezy Gap
For the last 51 years, we’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. Yeezy Gap represents the next step in our journey. This partnership brings the relationship between Kanye West and Gap brand full circle, as Kanye worked in a Gap store as a teen growing up in Chicago. This bold alliance will take the creativity, fashion leadership and energy of YEEZY and fuel it with Gap brand’s expertise, global reach + recognition, and best-in-class supply chain. If you want to be a part of this historic partnership, we’d love to have you join us.
About the role
For the last 51 years, we’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. Yeezy Gap
represents the next step in our journey. This partnership brings the relationship between Kanye West and Gap brand full circle, as Kanye worked in a Gap store as a teen growing up in Chicago. This bold alliance will take the creativity, fashion leadership and energy of Yeezy and fuel it with Gap brand’s expertise, global reach + recognition, and best-in-class supply chain. If you want to be a part of this historic partnership, we’d love to have you join us.
Yeezy Gap is looking for a versatile, self-driven, full-time
Fabric R&D Manager
Fabric R&D Manger
will help bring the Yeezy Gap brand to life
utilizing strong fabric knowled
ge & understanding of wash
to execute the Yeezy Gap vision.
Our ideal candidate is a
‘fabric first’ mentality and strategy throughout the product-to-market process.
What you'll do
Manage all fabric categories for Y
Have a strong fabric knowledge and understanding of wash-
focus on knits,
Work closely with design to understand design intent and fabric direction.
Build and develop strong mill relationships.
Manage all daily communication with mills from the development stage through sampling.
Order all proto and sample yardage.
Work closely with wash houses in LA to establish scalable washes that meet design intent.
Manage all wash development needs from design direction to factory capabilities.
Oversee all communication from design for fabric approvals for the proper fabric hand, construction and finish.
Coordinate and track all fabrics with factory allocations between all regions.
Partner closely with PD on sourcing strategies.
Manage any testing concerns directly with the mills; troubleshoot to solve and recommend options to have production ready fabrics.
Travel regularly to Cody, Wyoming.
Who you are
Bachelor’s degree in Textiles
7+ years of experience in woven fabric research and development, product engineering or related field.
Fabric mill experience is essential.
to sustain professional demeanor despite unscheduled work, revisions and short timelines
ability to work collaboratively across geographies in a matrixed environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial
aesthetic intelligence with a passion for style and fashion that illustrates a balanced understanding of Gap and Yeezy brands
Ability to manage competing priorities while consistently meeting deadlines.
Ability to analyze problems and offer innovative and effective solutions
Must be proactive and able to work with minimal direction
Ability to establish and maintain strong cross-functional relationships
Ability to network, influence and leverage internal and external resources
Strong collaboration skills and ability to lead projects for the organization
Superior drive for results and proven ability to move projects through to completion
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Benefits at Gap
- 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 for all employees.
- 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.*
- Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
- See more of the benefits we offer.
*For eligible employees
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. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.
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