APPAREL - Material Sourcing Specialist
Alpinestars
Spresiano, Italy
1 gg fa

Alpinestars is the leading global performance motorsports apparel, protection and footwear manufacturer. For over 55 years the company has been providing the world’s best athletes and motorsports enthusiasts in the pursuit of performance excellence with the most technologically advanced products which fuse protection, innovation and style.

The company, thanks to outstanding and constantly innovative products, is in a powerful growth phase in the global market, reflecting the strengthening of the staff in order to join our great successful team.

Now we are looking for a MATERIAL SOURCING SPECIALIST to join our R&D Department, who will drive the development of product materials and follows the research and development for the use of new materials, including the related tests, up to its application to developed products.

Main Responsibilities :

  • Drives the selection of materials for the development of apparel products, in order to achieve the required targets for product quality, time and costs;
  • Supports the apparel collection development at collection brief stage;
  • Update the material data base;
  • Manages the contacts with the raw material suppliers, dealing with them in order to respect the development timeline and to drive the technical discussions;
  • Actively identifies new materials and colors to achieve the quality of developed products in line with required certifications;
  • Contributes to the definition of material quality targets for product development;
  • Researches new materials from scratch for all product development purposes (inputs from the market, racing needs, trade shows and others), following the material identification, development, certification tests and application tests (on prototypes).
  • Qualifications and requirement :

  • Textile studies and / or 3-5 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Fluency in English and very good communication skills;
  • Knowledge of technical fabric development and physical tests;
  • Management skills and proactive approach;
  • Team working orientation;
  • Customer orientation;
  • Product Knowledge is a plus (especially from technical, protective or outdoor apparel);
  • Knowledge of materials standards and certification requirement is a plus.
  • This position is available in Onè di Fonte (TV) - Italy.

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