Color, Material, Finish Coordinator

Location: Los Angeles, CA Posted: Mar 16

Job Description

The color, material, and finish coordinator will wear many hats through the diversity of our product assortments, with the key material focus points of: fabrics, finishes, resin wicker, table top/fire pit. They will be the liason between the US design team, China teams, and fabric mills for all development that is non-account specific, in addition to account specific development. This is a newly created position, and the candidate will report directly to the VP of Design. We work in a fast-paced environment with a great team, and this candidate will have a well trained eye for color, style, and design. This is a full time position with benefits after 3 months. The office environment is open with a team of industrial and graphic designers. Yotrio is the world's largest manufacturer of outdoor furniture.

Key responsibilities will include:
Material swatches: establish standard swatch formats so that all material swatches shipped are in a uniform format.
Sourcing manager: CMF coordinator will work closely with sourcing team to hone in newly discovered materials and processes to be best suited for the outdoor market.
Fabrics: work with design team to select fabrics for various accounts, work with US/TW mills to development fabrics per customer’s direction, manage sample ordering for all US/TW mills, ensure fabric library in factory has adequate yardage for immediate sampling, create low MOQ fabric books for small/regional accounts, ensure designers have a digital library of fabrics for renderings, provide direction and guidance to Chinese mills to develop new fabrics
Finishes: constantly asses our assortment to ensure we have the most sellable and on trend finishes available, and work with both our factory and suppliers to develop new finishes – push the envelope to achieve new looks.
Resin wicker: assess current market trends and trend predictions so that our assortment is ahead of the curve, present the sales/design team with new wicker patterns/combinations/colors/sizes on a quarterly basis, push suppliers to create new shapes for extrusions.
Table top & fire pits: work with sourcing manager & design team to create a library of new table top designs and patterns.
Trend: work with team to track and predict trends relevant to the outdoor market, help support in customer trend presentations (travel required), work with VP of design and graphics team on annual trend book and quarterly trend newsletters, help create physical trend presentation boards for customer meetings
Work with design team to select materials for designs, ensuring proper time is being given for new development of any materials and fabrics.

MS Office and Adobe Suite proficiency preferred

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NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

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