Job Opportunities

Working at Toad&Co

Toad&Co is a great place to work. But don't take our word for it, we've been named a "Best Place to Work" by Outside Magazine five times!

Our headquarters is located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. We also have a retail store in Freeport, Maine, and a retail location called Lizard Lounge in Portland, Oregon.

Do you think you'd make a great member of our team? If you feel you're qualified for any of the positions listed below, or just want us to know what you've got to offer, please send a resume and letter to jobs@toadandco.com

Job Openings

There are currently two positions open at Toad&Co:


  • Toad&Co Product Assistant
  • Toad&Co Materials Manager



  • Position:Toad&Co Product Assistant

    Reports To: Director of Supply Chain

    Location: Santa Barbara


    The Product Assistant will work with the Direct of Supply Chain to assist with the day-to-day deliverables related to fabric color development, product line list maintenance, factory communication, order placement and technical design proto review. This position will work directly with internal functions: Product Development, Materials, Design, Planning & Sales and external vendors to execute to the corporate pipeline calendar. Successful candidate will execute on a process that insures efficiency and delivery precision.

    Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with Design and Merchant to maintain seasonal product line assortment chart.
    • Assist with creation & maintenance of Merchandising Maps.
    • Work with Materials Manager and vendors on fabric color approvals.
    • Work with Product Development to assist with proto review.
    • Work with internal cross-functional peers to execute to a seasonal calendar for sample and bulk production.
    • Support Design in preparation for seasonal presentations.
    • Work closely with Design, Materials & Product on initial style & material allocation and development trouble shooting.
    • Support relationships with factories (and agents where applicable).
    • Assist with the purchasing process contemplating materials commitments, materials minimums, and lead-times.
    • Write and execute on purchase orders (samples and bulk production).
    • Manage Product/Design sample set through the pipeline calendar.

    Qualifications:
    • Basic knowledge of garment and textile manufacturing processes.
    • Understanding of apparel product process from concept through to order delivery from the factory for knits & wovens.
    • Knowledge of knit fabric characteristics preferred.
    • 2-3 years of experience with knit and woven garments preferred.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Strong computer skills and the ability to obtain information from various systems.
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel & Adobe Illustrator.
    • Ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal form with a diverse audience.
    • Detail oriented with strong follow through. Must be able to organize and prioritize multiple projects in a fast paced environment.

    Position:Toad&Co Materials Manager

    Reports To: Director of Supply Chain

    Location: Santa Barbara


    The Materials Manager is the point person for all matters related to the fabrics that go into each Toad&Co product and is responsible for sourcing, initiating and tracking fabric developments for each season. Materials Manager initiates new developments which are appropriate for the brand aesthetic. As the primary factory contact for all raw materials, the Materials Manager ensures that each factory has clear information and specs that allows them to provide materials that meet Toad&Co requirements for function, performance, quality and aesthetics. Materials Manager must understand the technical aspects of textiles, finishes, washes, dyeing and printing and can work with our vendors to achieve desired qualities as well as troubleshoot, problem-solve and challenge as needed. This position is responsible for setting up and maintaining a materials library and archive for fabrics and trims. The Materials Manager works closely with the Director of Design/Design team, Director of Supply Chain and PLM to meet price point targets and margin goals and works collaboratively and creatively with the entire product team to ensure thoughtfully executed products while helping to reduce the environmental impacts of all that we do.

    Responsibilities:
    • Drive innovation. Bring new, unique & brand appropriate fabrics to Design/Product team. Initiate, source, develop and track fabrics from initial concept to production. Identify requirements for performance, quality and cost. Communicate effectively internally with all members of the product team acting as the hub of materials development.
    • Create, maintain and manage complete records for all materials. Document and seasonally update detailed information including composition, construction, weight, finishes, washes, MOQs and costs for all fabrics via Toad&Co Materials chart. Track seasonal developments to ensure timely movement through the product development process. Create and maintain a library of relevant materials by fabric type & vendor that is well-organized and searchable. Maintain a historical seasonal archive of Toad&Co materials, yarn-dyes and prints.
    • Communicate effectively with mills and factories as their primary Toad&Co contact on the development and approval of materials. This includes lab dips and care/content labels. Manage the timeline so that specified materials meet salesman samples and bulk production deadlines.
    • Insure that the appropriate Toad&Co textile testing standards are provided to each vendor and that all fabrics meet or exceed the minimum performance requirements for quality and environmental compliance. Work to continually improve the environmental footprint of our materials and processes helping evaluate the trade offs between cost, minimums and overall impact. Help integrate the heightened sustainability into our raw materials decisions.
    • Participate in fit sessions working with design/product team to execute design intention related to fabrics and stay within Toad&Co fit standards. Communicate knowledge of cost challenges related to materials used in prototypes and work with design team to suggest cost saving solutions as needed.
    • Partner with the Production Team to support the sourcing strategy for each season and to problem-solve any fabric issues that occur during the production stage. Review QC fabric problems with Production and factories to evaluate and clarify issues.
    • Support Sales team by providing accurate technical fabric descriptions for seasonal workbooks.
    • Travel as needed for fabric sourcing development and trade shows.

    Qualifications:
    • Thorough understanding of fabric manufacturing processes for knits & wovens.
    • Working knowledge and understanding of garment production.
    • 5 years of experience in textile industry working with knits & woven fabrics, all content types.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Strong computer skills and the ability to obtain information from various systems.
    • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel.
    • Ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal form with a diverse audience.
    • Detail oriented with strong follow through. Must be able to organize and prioritize multiple projects in a fast paced environment.