Assitant, Raw Materials and R&D
Job Ref#: 7987
Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: Product Development
Job Type: Full-time
11215 Metro Pkwy,
Fort Myers, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.
This position is responsible for organizing, maintaining the sample yardage request, ITR’s of seasonal raw material assortments for assigned area.
Organizes and prepares the raw material database, ensuring entry of all pertinent information including raw material qualities.
Assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the core fabric library.
Maintains raw material development requests in respective areas.
Facilitates communication with internal and external partners, reviewing various issues, challenges, and directives.
Supports the sample yardage ordering process.
Gains an understanding and awareness of raw material development process, T&A, and projects to support team in analysis and evaluation of qualities.
Supports team as directed with post line review functions, sending out hand standards and ITR’s .
Other duties as assigned.
1-2 years’ experience in raw materials research and development
Detail oriented; ability to drive to completion with solid communication, organizational, and problem solving skills
Understanding of raw materials development process
General understanding of textile science skills
Proficient understanding of dyeing, printing, and finishing techniques
Awareness of raw material trend direction, and research & development avenues
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft office suite; emphasis in Excel and experience with web based applications
Advanced Adobe experience
Chico’s FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.