Everlane is looking for a materials developer to lead innovative, sustainable sourcing, research, and development for apparel, shoes, and accessories, Men’s and Women’s divisions. This role will include sourcing and development for apparel categories; Leather, Knits, Yarns, Trims and Components. You will work closely with design, merchandising, product development, and QA, and report directly to our Material Sourcing Manager.
This is a full-time role based at our San Francisco office located in the Mission neighborhood (when our office re-opens).
Partner in setting supplier direction; analyze supplier base and support relationship creation and development with mills
Research sustainability opportunity for materials to support brand sustainability goals
Creatively and strategically source and develop new materials to support business needs
Build strong cross-functional relationships with Design, PD, and Merch leads in product development process
Attend seasonal fabric fairs, organize SF mill weeks
Manage RM Database and Key Sustainability Metrics
Manage materials inquiry & development process with mills for relevant categories, balancing aesthetic, cost, and lead time
Facilitate best in class materials quality through close partnership with QA team
Negotiate bulk fabric costing based on buy quantity and IMU targets
Analyze seasonal development yardage spend, development and adoption ratios
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
5-6+ years in materials sourcing, strong technical skills in fabric and leather innovation and development.
2+ years management experience, passion for developing and growing team-members
Experience in leather, sweater yarns, and/or performance/technical materials
Working knowledge of product development and QA
Experience with environmentally sustainable sourcing