Tory Burch

Materials Associate, Accessories

US-NY-New York

About Us

Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer’s own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection.

Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, but in many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do!

Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.

Overview

As a Tory Burch Materials Associate, you are a critical cross-functional partner, pivotal in building aesthetically and quality authentic product while achieving financial goals. Coordination of the materials process is performed by: meeting calendar deadlines to ensure that components are delivered on time; maintaining gross profit goals by working with sourcing partners to plan and control item costs; and sourcing and developing components to meet aesthetics, function and quality goals outlined in the design and development request.

Responsibilities

  • Schedules, tracks, and reports on all requested materials.
  • Compiles and reviews all material, fabric, and leather data sheets (MDS, FDS, LDS) for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance.
  • Coordinates with cross functional teams to manage material requests and turnover within calendar, development status, and final handoff to production.
  • Communicates daily with design, PD, HKO and suppliers on questions on materials and changes, standards, and aids in interpreting design needs.
  • Coordinates and reviews all materials submissions to insure faithful execution to design request or spec with Manager for training.
  • Buys, schedules, monitors, and reports on all necessary sample materials (R&D, prototype, SMS) daily and weekly to the team.
  • Maintains and issues all approved standards for the designs and production to manufacturing partners.
  • Ensures timely receipt and facilitation of all color/material approval submits from materials vendors to our design department.
  • Completes all lab dip, hand loom and strike off submittal forms prior to hand off to design/color area as needed.
  • Receive of materials with proper labelling and check in inventory as well as maintenance of materials library room
  • Follow up on all invoices to be submitted to Account Payable

Product Integrity:

  • Aims to instill quality in the product from material evaluation through final production.
  • Reviews all components with an eye for quality and durability with supervisor.
  • Work with our HK office to ensures that all components and constructions used are compliant for performance and restricted substances in development with Supervisor.
  • Work with our HK Office to maintains accurate compliance records in the event of audit by applicable authorities in PDM (future). 

Administration:

  • Regularly reports (daily and weekly) on materials status and coordinates timing of deliveries to calendar needs.
  • Sets up materials in PDM and maintains tracking and adoption records daily.
  • Maintains material archives.
  • Distributes materials (cuttings, skins, yardages) to design and development and has materials ready for all milestone meetings.
  • Cutting and distributing all sales sample fabrics/leathers as well as sales sample fabric boards once received from fabric/leather vendors.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Interacting daily with the Design, Tech Design and Production teams regarding all aspects of the materials sourcing process
  • As needed, works closely with supervisors to resolve delivery and material issues affecting production.
  • Works on other relevant projects as required by Supervisor.
  • Tracking of all essential approval submits needed throughout the product development process, from both fabric vendors and tanneries.
  • Attend and contribute to product development and calendar meetings as needed
  • Assist in ensuring the timely delivery of market ready sample yardage to the coordinating sample factory(s)
  • Copy, distribute and file all adopted paperwork and swatches on a daily basis to the appropriate recipient; this includes request forms as well as any CAD artwork, pitch sheets, etc.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent life experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in fashion accessories product development, sourcing, and/or production
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong math and collaborative skills
  • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced, multi-channel environment

 

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. 

 

If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact talentacquisition@toryburch.com

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