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Product Sustainability Fabric Sourcing Manager

.Job Specification for In Country Materials Team

Job Title: Product Sustainability Fabric Sourcing Manager
Direct report to: Sustainable Fabric Manager

Role:
The role will be to support the Product Sustainability team to expand Primark’s sustainability credentials across all clothing segments of the business.

The main functions of the role are; but not limited to the following:
  • Supporting the development of sustainable services linked to products.
  • Effective management of customer/vendor data requests in relation to procurement.
  • Work with supply chain partners in achieving key milestones in Primark Cares Product Sustainability Strategy. Development and communication of our sustainable product offering to guide and support customer/vendor decision making.
  • To manage capacity planning and costing where applicable for programs such as Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme/ Recycled Cotton/ Recycled Polyester and other sustainable materials. With focus on spinning mills, this will be done in conjunction with supply chain, sourcing and the environmental team.
  • Manage related product attributes, data management requirements, and product profiles.
  • To work with supply chain, standardising yarns and fabrications for key product areas e.g Jersey/ Denim/Leisure with sustainable materials / processes.
  • Research new material sources for fibre/ yarn/ fabric under the Primark Cares portfolio of sustainable material options.
  • Research new technologies for sustainable materials and /or processes whether at fibre, yarn or fabric production level.
  • Work with supply chain partners in understanding SOP’s and Ways of Working for Primark Cares and Product Circularity.
  • The candidate needs min 5 years’ experience in the textile sector with a sound knowledge of sustainable materials, production methods and sourcing options. The candidate should have ideally a wide network within the textile industry across all sectors and will have previously held a managerial role in this position.

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