Quality Assurance Manager – Colour

Role Objective:

At Bravado Designs, our purpose is to inspire every new Mom to breastfeed and help support her to succeed in her breastfeeding journey.

We believe that our success is dependent on the superior design in our products and a very strong collaboration and bond between our sales, design and marketing teams to deliver a great brand experience.

The Quality Assurance Manager - Colour (QAMC) is responsible for ensuring that all products comply with Bravado standards and specifications, specifically as they relate to colour.

The QAMC collaborates closely with the Sourcing R & D Manager, Design Manager and Technical Design Managers to understand the seasonal vision and requirements and creates appropriate controls for successful product and colour development.

In addition, the QAMC is responsible for ensuring all internal team members and vendors understand the specifications and compliance requirements and monitors their continued adherence to these specifications.

The QAMC is accountable for planning, preparing and delivering a successful seasonal colour hand-off to the Bravado Bulk Production team in Malaysia.

 

Accountabilities:

Product & Colour Development:

  • Ensure raw materials (fabrics or components) presented by Sourcing and/or Design are appropriate for the identified end use
  • Communicate effectively and clearly during development meetings with your cross functional partners
  • Ensure colour submissions are evaluated and approved against the Bravado set standards and protocols within the seasonal development timeline
  • Create the Seasonal Raw Material & Color hand-off for the Bravado Bulk Production team in Malaysia; utilizing approved colour QTX Files and visual assessment records
  • Ensure performance-related attributes regarding colour are finalized at development and communicated as required

 

Continual Production Evaluation and Control:

  • Create Bravado fabric master colour card standards, manage colour standard library
    • Manage the refreshing of these standards as required
  • Monitor colour in bulk production to ensure results meet approved standards for all subsequent seasonal use
    • Initiate colour reset when required
  • Initiate and build a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) if required

 

Management of Colour Quality Problems:

  • Identify problems, investigate, gather all facts and make recommendation(s) for resolution
    • Initiate and build a CAP if required
  • Have discussions with Vendors and Team Malaysia on an “as-needed” basis after hours

 

Vendor Management:

  • Monitor and collect data for quarterly vendor performance evaluation and report card
  • Make recommendations for improving vendor performance

 

Quality Assurance Departmental Responsibility:

  • Ensure all seasonal development milestone deadlines and deliverables are met on-time
  • Work with suppliers and Bulk Production team in Malaysia ensure complete understanding of the set Bravado colour process, Quality Management Process (end-to-end) and all standards
  • Ensure Colour Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are created, and modified as needed, and followed

 

Additional duties and responsibilities may be added or modified as required throughout the course of your employment

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Quality Assurance, Clothing and Textiles, Fashion Technology
  • 6-10 years of industry experience in a related position
  • Management experience
  • Proven track record for delivering successful quality products
  • Excellent knowledge of Colour and its evaluation
  • Must have experience using a spectrophotometer and QTX files
  • Experience working on the dyeing floor is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of Garment Testing and Quality Control
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word

 

Essential Requirements within Bravado’s culture:

  • Demonstrates the key Bravado Values and must be: Collaborative, Respectful, Fantastic, Optimistic, Accountable
  • Enthusiastic about and aligned with our values
  • Collaborative style in a team-oriented environment, yet works effectively on an independent basis
  • Takes initiative, and is flexible, adaptable and resilient in approach
  • Ability to quickly develop rapport and trust
  • Results-oriented, highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who takes ownership
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, and presentation skills, plus the ability to communicate concisely and clearly with people in other cultures
  • Proven critical thinking skills necessary for problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making
  • Clear understanding of the Bravado aesthetic
  • In-depth knowledge of the apparel industry – intimate apparel preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of garment manufacturing
  • Superior interpersonal and listening skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, planning and execution skills

 

Travel & Logistics Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License for travel
  • Valid Passport and available to travel internationally
  • Must work out of the Bravado Toronto office
  • Core office hours are Monday – Friday
  • Global nature of the position will require flexible hours outside core office hours


We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Bravado Designs Ltd. is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Bravado Designs Ltd. will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the skills and experience required, we invite you to send your covering letter and resume to: recruit@bravadodesigns.com and in the subject line quote the position title and date of application. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.