R&D Raw Material Developer

R&D Raw Material Developer

Posted on 29-Nov-2017
Application Close Date: 29-Dec-2017
Hanes Australasia Apparel Group - Burwood
Product Design
Position Type:
Permanent Full-Time
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  • Collaborative team environment
  • Convenient Burwood NSW location
  • Genuine career opportunities

What's in it for me?

Who wouldn't want to be part of HanesBrands? Our culture is fantastic, made so by our people and the standards we set and strive towards each day. We enjoy the benefits of being part of a global organisation, whilst staying true to our Aussie heritage. As a company, we are passionate about developing our people, and there are endless opportunities for career progression across so many different areas of our business! We are open, honest, highly collaborative and straight-talking: we love coming to work every day and being part of bringing our iconic Australian brands to life that are loved by, well - everyone!

Enjoy some of our perks …

  • We're big on training, development and promoting from within: there are genuine career opportunities across our business available for you to explore!
  • 50% off our fabulous brands, including Bonds, Champion and Sheridan
  • Reduced Health Insurance premiums with our partner BUPA
  • MS Office 365 licenses
  • Generous family and friends discounts
  • Fabulous modern office space in Burwood with great facilities – including free parking!
  • Regular Sample Sales where you can pick up some real bargains!

R&D Raw Material Developer | Permanent | Burwood, NSW

A rare opportunity has become available for a R&D Raw Material Developer to join the Hanes Brands Design Team on a permanent basis in Burwood, NSW. Your key focus will be to manage specific raw material developments (fabrics, elastics, trims and colour and print development) across the Bonds category, ensuring they meet both brand and business requirements.

It's not just about researching new fabrics, trims and yarns in isolation: to be a success in this role you must be able to address end-user needs and commercial viability.

You are a confident and articulate communicator, able to work with cross functional stakeholders and key partners across Australia and Asia.

What will I be doing?

It's hard to account for a typical day, however expect to be involved in the following:

  • Research trends in yarns, fabrics and trims
  • Manage seasonal developments of new fabrics, prints and trims to ensure  the product brief is achieved on brand & within timeline
  • Working closely with value stream to problem solve any technical concerns and ensure countermeasures are put in place to avoid any re occurrence
  • Ensure all Raw Materials meet design aesthetics, quality standards, are fit for purpose & are commercially viable
  • Establish raw material specification & standards

What experience do I have?

  • Degree or Diploma in Textile Technology
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Fabric Development or Product Development
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fibres, yarns, knitting, dyeing, colouration & print techniques & test methods
  • Experience working with design & suppliers in a development role in a fast paced retail environment
  • Experience working and a collaborating as part of a cross functional multi location team. 
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills

A bit about us …

HanesBrands Australasia is home to iconic Aussie brands Bonds, Sheridan and Berlei – to name but a few – and we are proud to be part of HanesBrands Inc, the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of basic apparel brands.

The Apparel Group is the largest operating group in HanesBrands Australasia and our brands speak for themselves: Bonds, Berlei, Champion, Holeproof, Jockey, Rio, Voodoo, Kayser, Razzamatazz and many more … Our Head Office is based in Kew, an Eastern suburb of Melbourne, with easy transport links in and out of the City. We have a NSW office based in Burwood and a New Zealand office in Auckland. Together our dedicated and talented teams are famous for designing and bringing to market a range of fabulous undies, intimates, hosiery, socks and apparel for men, women, kids and baby. 

With a foot firmly in retail – our store network has clicked over 100 brick and mortar stores, and counting – combined with some fantastic wholesale partnerships and a growing international presence, the future is looking bright!

Express your interest by selecting APPLY NOW and upload your CV and cover letter. 


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