Fabric Program Coordinator

  • Region: Maumee, Ohio, USA
  • County/State: Ohio
  • City/Town: Maumee
  • Ref: Maumee OH
  • Posted: 05-Feb 2024

The Role:

 

  • Work with the Memo Approval team to develop/expand the internal and external fabric testing programs. Maintain records and associated reports for fabric approvals, testing results, warranty issues, and expiration of memos for testing. Support root cause corrective actions on fabric warranty issues.
  • Manage COM memo approvals process to ensure completion in 48 hours.
  • Work with Marketing to update and maintain fabric approvals, offerings, documentation, and disclaimers on the US Portal.
  • Manage on-board training for Fabric Approval Process, Graded in Fabrics and COMs to new hires, dealers, and reps.
  • Support and offer Graded-in fabric reselections for Out of Stock, delayed, or denied COMs or issues with Graded in Fabrics.
  • Provide guidance to dealers, designers, and end users to down select fabrics based of specific criteria such as cleaning, application & use, lamination requirements, and other required functionality.
  • Down selection, testing, and approval of new product offerings from graded in partners. Review and update graded-in offerings periodically throughout the year.
  • Develop and manage Workflow Process documents for fabrics with disclaimers, specials, or internal application process notes. Create special care & maintenance sheets for fabrics that do not fall into the standard production process.
  • Create and maintain internal fabric quality standards reference guides and associated documentation to support quality and production. Develop baseline for internal standards that differ from industry standards (sew seams, double rubs, rebound, etc.).
  • Update and maintain archive of fabric specifications and regulatory certifications for graded in fabrics and requested COMs (BIFMA, CAL 117, SCS Indoor Gold, etc.).
  • Manage information and product changes from fabric manufacturers and stay current on industry trends, key features, regulations and sustainability efforts.
  • Support merchandising team with new product launches and fabric projects. Develop timeline for pushing out new merchandising campaigns and work with fabric partners to identify best fabrics for specific applications/environments. Create materials to promote and educate sales team on benefits of our graded-in offering.
  • Develop Fabric Partner Program in order to offer graded-in pricing/procurement for non-graded fabrics within fabric partner lines. Create testing process, documentation, tracking system, order process, support materials.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends, research competitive offering, present findings to leadership.

 

The Person:

 

  • Experience in textile application-based manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working as a liaison between end users, internal & external sales, and production.
  • Previous experience in the commercial furniture industry, textile or fashion industry, design background preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in textiles, fashion, merchandising, interior design, architecture or related field preferred.

 

Working Hours:

 

Monday to Friday — 8 Hour Shift

 

Benefits Include:

 

  • 401 (K) matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

 

If you’re interested in finding out more about the role and The Senator Group, please apply now.

“The Senator Group is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity and we encourage applications from different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, disability, gender and all other underrepresented job seekers”.

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