Production, Technical & Wholesale

Colour Manager

Freedom Recruit
Moscow Oblast

Liaise between Design, Product Development, Fabric and Trim sourcing teams within the company to execute upfront colour, print and pattern development seasonally. Coordinating lab dip and bulk colour approvals with the Shanghai colour team, RU garment factory and Uzbekistan and to achieve fast and accurate colour approvals which perform to the companies quality standards.


  • Develop all seasonal colour inclusive of solid, print, pattern, stripe and wash colour's.

  • Liaise with overseas colour team to ensure correct colour communication and a clear understanding of the companies colour intent and quality requirements ensuring efficient colour approvals.

  • Organise and maintain the colour standards library and colour palettes per season.

  • Review all lab dips, strike offs, 1st bulk and shade bands making colour comments, corrections or approvals as needed to the Asia colour team.

  • Train Asia colourists team to do bulk and then lab dip approvals on behalf of the business. Train new colourists as they come into the team. Support teams on difficult colour approvals.

  • Set up, create and maintain colour names, codes & approvals in PLM.

  • Organise and maintain the physical colour libraries with easy to access seasonal colour standards, lab dip, print and shade band approvals / history.

  • Maintain the seasonal colour charts to ensure good work flow between countries and suppliers.

  • Maintain clear communications within the internal and external partners on status.

  • Set up and maintain the colour development area, lighting systems, (in line with stores).

  • Set up and maintain the spectral, virtual colour library and data base.

  • Partner with Asia team on monitoring colour KPIs to ensure correct and timely colour development and quality.

  • Support RU factories and Uzbekistan mills in the trouble shooting of colour issues finding suitable solves that support the business.

  • Assess RU denim wash shade bands for approval.


Aaron Wallace

If this Colour Manager role interests you, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your cv with your portfolio and quote reference AW58305/001_1561563343.