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Fabric/Trim Buyer

Miami Gardens, Florida 33169

Post Date: 02/23/2018 Job ID: 92585 Job Category: Buying, Fabric

Title: Fabric/Trim Buyer

Location: Miami

Company: High-end uniform company


Seeking a Fabric/Raw Material Buyer

Key Functions:

  • Create/Place purchase orders
  • Sourcing of new fabrics and trim
  • Determine optimal stocking levels & purchase quantities
  • Identify & select vendors
  • Negotiate pricing, delivery terms & lead times
  • Provide daily, weekly, monthly reporting
  • Ability to handle large volume of work and multiple priorities simultaneously, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Proven credibility and integrity with both the customer and supplier community using purchasing best practices
  • Verify history of supplier qualifications and ability to meet specifications.
  • Achieve PPV savings targets


  • Develop & maintain material specifications
  • Recommending & Pre-qualifying new suppliers
  • Ability to research product/services and conduct value analysis by analyzing data and identifying options
  • Work closely with Product Development on new material, design and finished goods
  • Maintain sample material, pricing and availability


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Textiles, Fashion, Supply Chain, or Business related field is a +
  • Minimum of 3 years apparel industry experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a buyer for a manufacturing company
  • Solid understanding & knowledge of fabric, yarn, fibers, threads, colors, fabric construction
  • Solid background in inventory/materials management
  • Uniform experience a plus not a must

Other Skills

  • Strong Communication & Organizational skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated, critical thinker
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Customer Oriented & focused (internally and external)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Proficient using ERP & MRP programs

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