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Manager R&D Denim Fabrics and Trimmings (m/f/d)
HUGO BOSS AG | Metzingen near Stuttgart | Germany | Full-time/Part-time


To strengthen our Product Development Denim team we are looking for a Manager R&D Fabrics and Trimmings (m/f/d).


What you can expect:
  • Responsible for Research & Development of fabrics and trimmings related to Denim, considering collection briefings, market requirements, minimum quantities, quality requirements and lead times
  • Maintains the Fabric Menu, Fabric Library and coordinates Fabric Mill Weeks
  • Proactive research of innovation and trends, new technologies, washes and sustainable options
  • Manage capsules and programs execution within R&D
  • Establishes and maintains fabric standards for all materials to include testing and evaluation protocols
  • Responsible for trim supplier management, including price negotiations, 3D data management, material counter sourcings
  • Sampling orders and monitoring  fabrics and trimmings that need to be cost engineered, follow-through
  • Supporting on developing a seasonal fabric and wash lineplan 
  • Ensure that sustainability is a key priority and reflected in materials development
  • Responsible for PLM/ SAP data maintenance and data monitoring related to developed fabrics & trimmings
  • Strong collaboration and follow-through with interfaces, e.g. Technical Development, Materials Management, Buying, Production, Global Sustainability, Quality Departments
  • Proactive benchmark of competitors materials, trends and innovations. Fair attendance and supplier visits on a regular base
Your profile:
  • Bachelor degree in technical fashion management or equivalent from recognized academic institution
  • Min. 2 years experience as denim fabric & trim developer
  • Strong passion for Denim and fashion sense combined with a passion for innovative product and sustainability
  • Proven ability to anticipate operational issues and develop preventative measures
  • Basic knowledge of 3D materials visualization considered a plus
  • Proven ability to take decisions across geographies in a matrix environment where speed is crucial
  • Responsible, proactive, capable of performing under pressure and adaptable to shifting priorities and timelines
  • Open-minded, intercultural competent and a confident communicator liaising at all levels
  • Good IT skills (Outlook, MS Office, PLM/SAP)
  • Excellent english communication skills


Your benefits:
  • Made for Me: three days in Metzingen and two days working remotely. Our hybrid working model "Threedom of work" is as individual as your personal needs.
  • Today. Tomorrow. Always. Sustainability is one of our key values, and more than just a trend. We are committed to environmental, animal and climate protection, and human rights.
  • Does innovation drive you? Same for us! We have digitized most of our workflows and almost fully automated our logistics centres.
  • Exclusive discounts for shopping and arts: benefit from discounts for family and friends along with free entrance to more than 15 international art museums.
  • High-performing people need a healthy balance. Take advantage of the employee gym, the beach volleyball field or yoga classes on the rooftop terrace.
  • As a fashion company, we value good taste in everything - including food. Welcome to our own restaurant and café, Times.


We are a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. Our inclusive culture embraces each person’s authenticity and individuality. We are committed to equal employment opportunity. And we believe our equitable work environment helps unleash your full potential and inspires you to thrive.