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Fabric Coordinator

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Date: May 16, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10003

Company: J.Crew Group, Inc.


Purpose and Scope: To assist in managing fabric research and development through the pre-production process for the J.Crew Factory brand under the direction of the Fabric Manager.



  • Fabric Research and Development
    • Collect and organize all samples and receive/send all packages
    • Organize all headers and swatch cards and prepare presentation materials for review with Design and/or Merchandising
    • Communicate with mills and agents to ensure accurate fabric information and delivery details
    • Schedule mill appointments and fabric meetings
    • Attend select fabric appointments, trend presentations and concept meetings when necessary
    • Build understanding of brand aesthetic and taste level through experience and study of past successes
  • Sample Yardage Management
    • Collect and track FIS sheets for all fabrics, ensuring accuracy and completeness
    • Enter sample yardage orders in tools/system according to process and quantity/price guidelines
    • Track sample yardage orders and update tools/system with appropriate details on delivery, status, etc.
    • Receive and organize all sample yardage cuttings and ensure all required accompanying information is complete
    • Gather all late requests from Design and update/input orders as directed by Fabric Manager
  • Costing
    • Input pricing and ex-mills information into tools/system to keep track of department budget
    • Execute and track countercosting and countersourcing in tools/system
  • Color Submits
    • Receive color submits for all orders; send and track all comments
    • Update fabric tracking tool/system with status
  • Fabric Library
    • Maintain and organize fabrics and headers, removing fabric references from library when obsolete
    • Maintain digital fabric library and/or documentation in tools/system
  • Documentation and Tracking
    • Own accurate and timely data entry
    • Maintain all fabric trackers with accuracy
    • Input fabric prices in system, as applicable
    • Gather data to support various Raw Material analyses
    • Build understanding of critical reports and data



  • Degree in Textile Design or Textile Engineering preferred or similar work experience
  • Good foundational knowledge of fabric with an understanding of the J.Crew aesthetic
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PLM)



  • Ability to build good relationships with cross functional partners and mills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, operate with a sense of urgency, meet deadlines and multi task




J.Crew Group, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Engineer, Merchandising, R&D Engineer, Data Entry, PLM, Engineering, Retail, Administrative, Management

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