Fabric & Research Specialist

Business units
Corporate/Product Development
Established in Pennsylvania in 1830, we call ourselves the “Original Outdoor Clothing Company”, having produced quality garments for outdoor enthusiasts for over 190 years. At Woolrich we continue the legacy of our heritage into our present and future by empowering life in the elements and bringing long lasting authenticity to new generations of consumers.
We now embrace an #OutdoorHeart style with a contemporary European design that speaks to the #UrbanSpirit, showing our customers that the test of all outdoor environments can be met with products built to last.

Your role:

As our Fabrics & Research Specialist, you will join Woolrich’s R&D Team in Bologna, reporting directly to the R&D Manager. You have a broad knowledge of fabrics and trims globally and proven experience in working with international design teams.

 Your day to day in the team:
  • Research - Provide innovation and trend guidance to design and maintain an awareness of the latest technical development of fabrics and trim focalized on man material
  • Innovation and Conceptualization - Deliver inspiration, style & product concept boards, identify the best fabric/trims to present to the designer and guide them with mood boards to follow.
  • Evaluate the capabilities of material supplier
  • Facilitate agile decision making on material review and revision
  • Review and maintain the department's fabric library to ensure this is kept up to date
  • Ensure the brand aesthetic and creative vision is achieved
  • technical fabric knowledge and competence
  • Travelling to attend fabric and trade shows, visit to vendor and mills

What you will bring to the team:
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role within speciality, multinational or trading company, fabric technical competence, preferably on OTW fabric world
  • Experience in working with international design teams
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office
  • Fluency in English

If this sounds like you and you would like to join a collaborative and challenging environment where working means loving what you do, going the extra-mile, and learning from others, then please apply with a CV in English: we’re looking forward to reviewing your application!

Woolrich is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of race and nationality, religion, color, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.
Business units
Corporate/Product Development