Belk
Position Summary:

The associate color & product integrity manager partners with the color & product integrity manager & sourcing teams to evaluate lab dips, print strike-offs, bulk fabrics, trims, and test reports to ensure color and quality standards are met for the assigned brand(s) or category.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Follow Belk’s “Color Evaluation SOE”; utilizing light booths, spectrophotometer, and spectral data for color evaluation.
  • Provide technical expertise to advise corrections or approvals for lab dips, prints, yarn dyes and bulk fabric/ trims.
  • Communicate color comments /approvals to appropriate business partners.
  • Partner with manager in daily functions including updating and maintaining color manuals and procedures.
  • Help obtain spectral metrics to report on global colorist and mill performance.
  • Partner with brand teams to review line sheets and color palettes during development to identify substrate and color execution limitations.
  • Recognize and communicate potential failures in product testing.  Provide technical feedback for alternate solutions.
  • Support manager in monitoring Federal (CPSC/ FTC) and State regulations to ensure compliance as a national brand. 
  • Review lab test reports, product labeling, and care instructions.  Recommend corrective actions to ensure product integrity and federal compliance as necessary.
  • Review and certify CPSIA product certification documents for goods, prior to import.
  • Analyze fabrics to determine appropriate construction limitations and quality.

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Organize brand information and color cards for global color offices and marketing team
  • File approved lab dip records
  • Maintain trim code database of global color matches
  • Maintain inventory and invoicing of color library design tools and standards
  • Assist in routine maintenance of lab equipment
Requirements/Qualifications:

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • BS in Polymer Color Chemistry, Textiles or related field preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in color management, textile testing, fabric development
  • Superior color vision
  • Working knowledge of spectrophotometers
  • Woven and knit fabric construction and finishing knowledge
  • Understanding of AATCC and ASTM textile test methods

 Competencies:

  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • High level of organizational skills
  • PC Proficient, including Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel mastery a plus)
  • Ability to work well in a cross functional environment


Reports Directly to: Sr Color & Product Integrity Manager and/or Color & Product Integrity Manager as dictated by business need.

 

For reasonable accommodation information for an ADAAA qualified disability please see Belk Associate Handbook for policy and procedures.

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