We turn fashion into technical apparel, for an active lifestyle, because we believe you should be able to do everything you do in a day without having to change your clothes. Inspired by the modern, active individual, we've created a clothing line that maximizes performance without sacrificing style.

DUER is a fabric first organization, and the Raw Material Innovation Manager is a critical role in the product team as they are the first spark of innovation and the foundation of all product. Reporting to the Director of Product, you are the fabric expert and responsible for innovating, developing, sourcing and commercializing new fabrics and materials.

We specialize in natural fiber and natural performance and through this lens we are always looking to improve our fabric and reduce our global footprint.

Who we are looking for:

  • Someone who has an insatiable appetite for new innovations in the fabric, textile, trim and technology space
  • Design, develop and innovate textiles, trims and chemical applications
  • Curiosity about denim and washed garments
  • Passionate about circularity and sustainability
  • Obsessed to simplify, streamline and improve processes

What you will work on:

  • Research and present new ideas in fabrics and trims that uphold a future focused brand vision of natural fiber and natural performance
  • Owns the execution of new fabric development from concept to manufacturing readiness
  • Source and develop fabrics, trims, chemical applications, and dyes
  • In depth knowledge of materials and textiles, including fibers, yarns and of knit or woven construction
  • Fully versed in raw material testing and standards to meet quality expectations in both lab and wear testing situations
  • Collaborate with design, production, factories, and suppliers to ensure we meet timelines from concept to PO
  • Manage official hand off to quality, development, and production teams
  • Support operations from PO through delivery as needed.
  • Partner with the development team and quality team to ensure that the fabric and product are exceeding our customer’s expectations
  • Continue to evolve and improve quality through new innovations
  • Collaborate with merchandising and design teams to ensure initial costs are aligned to our final product pricing.
  • Negotiate costing throughout development to ensure target cost and margin goals are achievable
  • Provide Product Knowledge for internal and external facing customers

What you will bring to the role:

  • Minimum 7 years working in textiles and development
  • Degree in textiles or equivalent qualifications
  • In depth knowledge of materials testing
  • In depth understanding of Microsoft office software
  • Detail oriented
  • Loves working to calendar timelines and able to juggle competing priorities
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to build and lead a team
  • Passion for problem solving and being a team player
  • Clear communicator especially with overseas partners
  • Ability to travel for fabric sourcing and development to international locations

Some of the Benefits:

  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Paid time off 
  • Extended health and medical benefits
  • Employee discount for Duer product
  • A monthly health and wellness stipend to put towards whatever you decide will most benefit you in this area of your life 

Who will you work with?

You will be reporting to the Director of Product and work closely with the entire product team as well as Operations and Planning teams.

To apply for this role- please send an email to elizabeth@shopduer.com with the title “raw material innovation manager role” in the subject line.