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PRODUCTION MANAGER

Company Confidential
New York, New York 10018
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Production Manager is responsible for establishing, developing and directing the production strategy for a product category and effectively directing the business relationships with finished product suppliers and our agents to leverage lower costs and reduced lead time without sacrificing quality

  • Management of production timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions
  • Develop time and action calendars for all programs managed
  • Work with Design and Technical Services teams to develop production ready samples for quarterly design presentations
  • Work closely with all vendors and agent offices to ensure that monthly production capacity is utilized and recommend appropriate action when issues arise
  • Manage placement strategy and follow-up by recommending product placement and action plan for chase
  • Oversee, maintain and report cost, delivery and quality metrics and KPIs for finished goods
  • Ability to use cost data to develop tactical responses and strategies
  • Manage any required fabric reservation; Confirm fabric and trim with factories
  • Coordinate and lead weekly production meetings with factories and agents
  • Monitor production status of all programs by season
  • Track shipments from vendor to distribution center
  • Support costing process by creating and distributing packages, issuing spreadsheets for tracking and conducting cost negotiation
  • Analyze test, quality, delivery and cost reports, making recommendations and communicate exceptions to management and vendors
  • Manage product integrity and order specifications compliance. Approve lab dips, dye lots, washing effect, hand feel and shade bands and general flow of process
  • Elevate and communicate high risk potential order problems and issues as appropriate
  • Develop relationships with mentors, peers, and all Productions channels
  • Develop bench strength and serve as mentor to assistants
  • Hire and develop people
  • Recognize individuals
  • Set individual and team goals


Requirements

  • 4-6 years of experience in apparel production management
  • At least 1-2 years of experience managing direct reports
  • Varied Production background working with Men’s product preferred
  • Experience managing “Speed to market”/fast track orders from inception is a plus
  • Strong costing and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge/understanding of fabrics and different garment wash processes that help problem solve production issues will be plus
  • Overseas travel to manufacturing facilities experience is plus
  • Microsoft Office programs and familiar with Full circle
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates proactive problem-solving skills
  • Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through - able to organize and prioritize multiple projects
  • Has a sense of urgency in managing time and while accomplishing tasks
  • Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
  • Good people management/delegation skills and able to influence others

 

Posted: 2018-10-11 Expires: 2018-11-10

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

Company Confidential
New York, New York 10018

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