Manager, Raw Materials

Job Description

Title: Manager, Raw Materials

Company Name: WMGS Bangladesh Private Limited

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ University - 4-year degree/ Bachelors in Textiles, Chemistry, Fabric Production

Experience Requirements:
∎ 3 to 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Primary Purpose of Org. Unit:
∎ Enable Walmart Merchant strategies through close collaboration with our supply chain partners
∎ Provide raw material related technical, quality and cost savings support for cross-functional partners.
∎ Provide technical input in support of quality and innovation initiatives driven by testing results or the needs of the business.
∎ Oversee Material Development Process for Direct Import
∎ Contacts:
∎ Suppliers & mills - Management and Supervisor level.
∎ Cross-functional partners within Walmart - Technical Manager level
∎ Third party testing companies - Operational personnel level
∎ Career Ladder : Manager

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Primary Purpose of Position:
∎ Summarize why this job exists and the contribution it makes to the overall success of the company
∎ Provide fabric technical support to mills, suppliers and WM Sourcing on physical performance and color standards for fabrics
∎ Evaluate mills and help solve production issues
∎ Evaluate testing for MAP process and document fabric information as required
∎ Visit mills and supplier facilities to improve or solve technical challenges related to WM fabrics
∎ Manage projects that have strategic impact on WM Apparel fabric quality or innovation Job
∎ Essential Functions of the Job:
∎ Develop plans in coordination with mills and factories for process improvement.
∎ Ensure fabric specifications and performance characteristics meet WM quality standards. Recommend alternatives or seek overrides when appropriate.
∎ Provide technical support with a commercial perspective when working with mills and suppliers to resolve fabric problems and issues.
∎ Provide technical support on color issues, color review and approval
∎ Management of assigned projects
∎ Relationship management of assigned mills
∎ Specific Duties and Accountabilities of the Job:
∎ Understand fabric standards, WM Apparel Testing and Color Testing requirements. Work proactively with mills, suppliers and third party laboratories where quality and production issues can be anticipated. Recommend alternative fabrics or re-engineering, finishing achieve quality requirements.
∎ Visit raw materials manufacturers to assess capabilities, capacity and quality.
∎ Work directly with mills and garment manufacturers to solve production problems related to delivery, performance, fabric characteristics and wet processing.
∎ Work proactively with cross-functional partners and CTL to understand fabric performance concerns. Develop and implement practical production solutions with mills prior to fabric commitment.
∎ Work with yarn spinners, knitters/weavers, dye houses, finishers, garment washers, and dyestuff & chemical suppliers to improve fabric quality.
∎ Develop and execute corrective action plans with major mills to upgrade their performance.
∎ Identify potential fabric quality and production issues upfront and resolve prior to production. Troubleshooting: solve production problems related to fabric characteristics, performance, lead time or price.
∎ Advise what is possible in production to achieve fabric standards. Identify creative alternatives and solutions and work with mills to implement.
∎ Assume additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed

Additional Requirements:
∎ 3-5 years in a dye house or fabric production
∎ Experience working in fabric for a major Retailer, or Brand, or an Importer or Buying Agent.
∎ Technical production in knowledge of yarn spinning, knitting or weaving, dying & finishing, as well as garment washing.
∎ Strong technical knowledge of yarn, fabric, knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing, key fabric performance traits, testing protocols and standards.
∎ Knowledge of yarn and fabric performance traits, testing protocols and standards.
∎ High level of technical skills in fabric & fabric production which commands respect on the factory floor. Knowledge of mill/ dyehouse machinery and its operation.
∎ Knowledge of quality assurance systems particularly related to fabric.
∎ Able to anticipate production problems and work proactively to resolve prior to production.
∎ Ability to creatively explore and identify solutions to solve fabric and color issues so desired characteristics, performance and shipment can be delivered.
∎ Works well with a broad range of individuals from multicultural backgrounds.
∎ Organizational skills to maintain multiple tasks simultaneously.
∎ High level of integrity and business ethics.
∎ Works independently, but also a good team player. Action oriented, strong sense of urgency.
∎ Fluent in local language and English

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 26 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 27 May 2021
∎ WMGS Bangladesh Private Limited
∎ Address : Bay’s Edgewater (4th Floor), Plot # NE (N) 12, North Avenue | Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212 | Bangladesh

Category: Garments/Textile