Spanx, Inc.

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Raw Materials Manager

Raw Materials Manager

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Spanx is a brand for women, by women.  We obsess comfort, deliver results and ensure you look as good as you feel.  We think forward, and give back.  We believe that we are stronger together.  And together, we will make the world a better place…one butt at a time.


  • Partner closely with design from the beginning of a season to understand aesthetic and source appropriately.
  • Work with Senior Raw Materials Manager to develop and source fabrics that are brand right, while maintaining pricing structure.
  • Negotiate fabric prices and provide alternate fabric options when selections are above margin goal.
  • Coordinate with production team to ensure visibility on cost and lead-time implications prior to bulk.
  • Partner with cross-functional team members to identify key fabrics for potential fabric consolidation opportunities.
  • Communicate consistently with fabric mills and cross-functional partners on fabric development and related issues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with fabric suppliers and garment vendors to ensure successful partnerships.
  • Position greige and mid-spec yardage each season for SMS and fit samples.
  • Responsible for QA fabric approvals.
  • Adhere to T&A calendar to ensure all development and testing deadlines are met.
  • Identify and stay abreast of aesthetic fabric trends and new technologies in textiles and finishes.
  • Attend key trade shows in New York & Europe and travel to overseas mills
  • Build and maintain seasonal fabric charts.
  • Maintain and update fabric library.



  • Degree in Textile Design or Textile Engineering preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with woven and knit fabrics, and yarn development.


Core competencies:

  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PLM, Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Time Management and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • ­­­Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to details.