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GUCCI: Fabric Research & Development Specialist

Gucci - Regular
ROMA - Italy

Gucci Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is creating a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the House has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. Eclectic, contemporary, romantic—Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail. Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands. The Role: The Fabric Research & Development Specialist, will work closely with the Designers researching and providing timely fabrics, respecting the guidelines and the input defined by the Creative Director and the aesthetic of the brand.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Fabric research:

  • Based on the Creative Director and Design Director inputs and the aesthetic of the brand, research fabrics, inspiration and textures, visiting suppliers, vintage markets and stores;
  • Guarantee the creations of innovative, sustainable ad-hoc fabrics and textures supported by the suppliers;
  • Visit category’s trade fair with the aim to have a continuous feedback on latest news and trends, new fabrics;

Support to Designers on the Collection development:

  • Propose fabrics to Designers ensuring coherence with the Collection mood, guaranteeing the availability in time to respect the Collection/Special Project timelines;
  • Ensure availability of different variation of colors based on Creative Director and Merchandising reviews;
  • Exchange constantly with Designers and Product Development with the purpose to be updated on the development of each item, asking feedback on fabrics and resolving quickly eventually issues or proposing new ideas;
  • Timely support the Celebrity and Made to Order Design Team providing fabrics dedicated for their special needs;
  • Guarantee an updated and organized archive of fabrics and its details, including those used for the Collection and the ones discarded;

Cross departments and cross categories interactions:

  • Ensure an adequate procurement fabrics guaranteeing continuous exchanges with the Raw Materials Purchasing Dept.;
  • Collects ad documents all the information related to each Collection’s fabric (price, codes, technical details, color’s name, develop steps) to share with Merchandising and Legal depts.;
  • Interacts with different Categories to ensure coherence on fabrics and colors for the same Collection and propose new ones;
  • Build strong relations with vendors.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in factory is a plus
  • Sound knowledge and passion of fabrics and print techniques
  • Good knowledge of the industrial production process
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Creative mind
  • Good organization skills and high attention to details; ability to manage the activities in a timely manner
  • Positive spirit, able to forge working teams with different multi-cultural personalities
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface regularly with internal and external partners at all levels
  • Problem solving and solution orientated with a ‘Can-do’ attitude
  • Fluency in English
  • Full time
  • Europe
  • Italy
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