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Fabric and Color Analyst - Manhattan, KS

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Hanesbrands, Inc.
Physical Address

Manhattan, KS 66502
Job Description


This position ownsthe fabric and color approval process by ensuring the timely development of new fabrics, trims and colors, maintaining the fabric, trim and color library, and communicating all raw material approvals, rejections and details.

Position is located in Manhattan, KS.


+ Evaluates lab dips visually and using Datacolor instrument.

+ Evaluates bulk fabric submits against established standards for appearance, hand feel, weight and color.

+ Ensures color consistency to standard across multiple styles and fabrics and vendors.

+ Maintains color standard data, physical run cards and other data related to fabric and color.

+ Maintains complete and accurate approval records and approves product care instructions.

+ Communicates detailed direction to vendors and mills regarding all fabric and color submits.

+ Point person for sourcing new fabrics and supplies the design team with recommendations on new fabrics, colors, and trims.

+ Responsible for staying current on new color processes and fabric technologies and sharing this information with all cross-functional teams as needed.

+ Requests color submits and ensures adherence to all established approval dates.

+ Assists with development of new Ultrafuse colors and approves final color swatches to ensure that new colors meet Champion Teamwear standards.

+ Overseas all fabric testing and makes recommendations to improve fabric functionalities.

+ Effectively communicates status updates and timeline discrepancies with internal and external teams.

+ Assists with research and problem-solving on QA issues.

+ Supports product development, inventory planning, logistics, QA and other departments as needed.


Minimum Education and Experience Required:

+ Bachelor’s degree in apparel or textiles preferred.

+ At least 4 years of experience in a product development, sourcing or color management capacity.

+ Must have a color discrimination skill represented by a score in the superior range using the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test.

+ Understanding of fabric knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing.

+ Experience communicating with overseas production partners.

+ Experience with fabric and trim sourcing and evaluation.

+ Experience managing color approvals.

+ Knowledge of industry standards for quality and testing procedures.

+ Strong problem solving skills.

+ Organizational skills necessary to handle multiple tasks and reports within deadlines.

+ Experience with Datacolor or other spectrophotometer, Tools 1.2 and 2.0.

+ PC skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel), Adobe Creative Suite, PLM.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status

EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:

Telephone: 877.999.5553


Job Locations US-KS-Manhattan

Job Post Information : Posted Date** 3 months ago (8/28/2020 7:56 PM)

ID 15686-0820-42824

Pos. Type Full Time Regular

Company : Name Linked GTM Sportswear A Hanesbrands Company

Pos. Category Design

Due Date 9/25/2020

Location : Street 520 McCall Road

Location : Zip 66502

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