• Senior Manager, Production

    Work Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Juicy Couture
  • Specific Responsibilities

    • Partner with corporate resources to achieve global production efficiencies across divisions and groups
    • Perform competitive research; continuously evaluate marketplace to identify and review applicability of key trends in manufacturing, fabrications and construction; identify significant innovations and share with partners in Merchandising and Design on regular basis; oversee maintenance of archive of materials, hardware, etc. for production
    • Manage creation of approved vendor matrix, with costing and production capacity portfolio; approve and review production standards
    • Perform negotiations on pricing to ensure profitability; review and approve final buys; ensure tracking of production from first samples to final deliveries; resolve non-compliance/claims chargebacks with vendors; coordinate customs classification coordination with Imports
    • Partner with Merchandising, Design and Sales to develop product, ensure correct execution of products and attain agreed-upon margin goals, in context of larger assortment and cost structure; set and articulat expectations and ensure timely delivery according to development calendar
    • Collaboratively set and enforce production standards and cohesiveness of brand, where appropriate, across categories and vendors; oversee quality control initiatives, including QA analysis and solutions
    • Troubleshoot quality and technical issues with factories, mills, vendors and team(s); execute efforts in special garment development and enhancements and modifications to designs and materials, including line and discount/derivative products, in order to maintain aesthetic and achieve financial goals
    • Perform capacity planning and performance management by sourcing office, region, country and vendor; execute accurate costing models; partner with Sales and Planning to project production needs, advise Director of Production on commitments to raw materials, where appropriate; allocate production across vendors and reserve production space
    • Partner with customers, Sales, Merchandising and Operations, as well as vendors and factories to ensure adequate flow of goods relative to orders and anticipated demand criteria
    • Manage interoffice communication and follow-up with internal and external customers and contacts regarding production, including suppliers and vendors
    • Perform special projects as assigned
    • Travel to factories and international trade shows, where appropriate
    • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary
    • Attract, develop and retain talent
    • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals and team

    Skills and Requirements

    • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous
    • Creativity, technical capability and sensibility for merchandising/design
    • Extensive knowledge of garment manufacturing, including construction, fabrication, trim and print techniques
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • 5 - 8 years experience in apparel production and sourcing; significant relevant experience in category
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers

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