This position combines the skills of a Trim Developer and a Colorist. Including the development of new trim components originating from either technical drawings or and inspiration sample/photo. Approve color for all materials (fabric & trims). Provide technical support and trend direction for color and trims. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can work in both an independent and collaborative environments.
⏵ Initiate development of trim components for apparel and accessories utilizing Factory resources and nominated suppliers
⏵ Source New Trims form trade shows, supplier visits, market research and design briefings
⏵ Drive Quality requirements and ensure developed components are tested and meet Klim’s “Fit for Use” standards
⏵ Work cross functionality on any costing related challenges
⏵ Manage Lab Dip approval to development timeline
⏵ Present trim trends to design
⏵ Partner with Design to identify new seasonal development
⏵ Negotiate price, minimums, production location, lead-times
⏵ Maintaining all component and testing data within PLM database
⏵ Manage the lab dip approval process from color palette development for fabrics and Trims.
⏵ Collaborate with Design and Materials teams to determine color achievability across all materials
⏵ Manage Lad Dip approval to timeline
⏵ Acceptable result of Farnsworth - Munsell 100
⏵ Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook)
⏵ Adobe Illustrator
⏵ Excellent communication skills. Able to drive conversations with Vendors, Suppliers, Design, Development, Quality, Sourcing and Production
⏵ Training will be provided for PLM Centric; main systems used to generate and document all Trim Components development and Testing data.
⏵ Travels as necessary to innovate and finalize development or approve color.