Coordinator - Raw Materials/R&D

Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: Fabric
Corporate, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

Position Objective

This position is responsible for assisting and supporting the operational functions within the Raw Materials department.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Assists in the preparation of the raw materials database, ensuring entry of all pertinent information including raw material qualities.
  • Maintains raw material development binders in respective areas.
  • Updates the raw material development Time & Action (T&A) calendar, raw material charts and workload reporting.
  • Facilitates communication with internal and external partners, reviewing various issues, challenges, and directives.
  • Supports the management with budget, invoicing, and ratio reporting for departmental KPI's.
  • May support the coordination of Research & development of gathering raw material assortments according to design direction.
  • Gains an understanding and awareness of raw material research & development process, T&A, and projects to support team in analysis and evaluation of qualities to be researched & developed seasonally.
  • Supports team as directed in the seasonal/monthly presentations; which may include event preparation.
  • Assists with researching raw material trends and technological developments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED; Associate degree preferred
  • 0-1-year of experience in the Apparel Industry environment
  • Working written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Working computer skills in Microsoft office suite; emphasis in Excel and Adobe, experience with web sed applications
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for apparel business and ability to work effectively as a team player


From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate job opportunities in Fort Myers, FL for talented professionals to join our team of retail associates who share our commitment to excellence.

Fabric Jobs in Corporate at Chico's can include:

Manager - Raw Materials - Team members in this fabric job are responsible for driving the research, gathering, and development of a fabric group or trim area. Partners with cross-functional teams and external vendor/mill partners in the development of high-quality, brand-right fabrics.

With hundreds of boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, 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. Apply online today for Fabric jobs at Chico's.

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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