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.

Position Objective

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.


  • Bachelors degree

Required Qualifications

  • 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.
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About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our stores, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.
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