• Manager, Production (Belts, SLG's, Cold Weather)

    Work Location US-NY-New York
  • Specific Responsibilities

    The Production Manager manages the placement, execution and follow-up of manufacturing orders to drive the on-time delivery of quality, profitable goods.




    Strategy & Innovation

    • Manages factory base for competitive edge for quality, cost, delivery with design, product development, and senior management.
    • Evaluates and manages vendor performance critically based purchase order history of on-time delivery, lead time, quality acceptance rates, fulfilment, and margins.
    • Streamlines, with cross-functional teams, the factory base for maximum performance of product execution and company deliverables.


    Operations and Results

    • Manages on-time placement of final buys with staff and cross-functional teams, tracking of WIP and production from hand off to final deliveries and insures all necessary approvals have been obtained; manages with staff non-compliance/claims chargebacks with vendors; coordinate customs classification coordination with Imports. Assists in negotiations on pricing to ensure profitability for volume buys.
    • Partner with Merchandising, PD/Design and Sales to ensure correct execution of products in production and attain agreed-upon margin goals and delivery; set and articulate expectations. Ensures timely hand off of development into production.
    • Follow and enforce production standards and cohesiveness of brand, where appropriate, across categories and vendors; attends all approval meetings and work closely with Design and/or PD to ensure on-time approvals; execute quality control initiatives, including QA analysis and solutions; adhere to and enforce production standards set by GBG USA, its agents, and our clients.
    • Troubleshoots quality and technical issues with factories, mills, vendors and team(s).
    • Advises management on capacity planning and performance management by sourcing office, region, country and vendor; contribute accurate information for costing models; advise Production Director on commitments to raw materials, where appropriate; allocate production across vendors and reserve production space based on vendors’ achievement of our production standards.
    • Create approved vendor matrix and production capacity portfolio.


    Customers & Relationships

    • Partner with cross-functional peers, customers, Sales, Merchandising and Operations, as well as vendors and factories to ensure on time flow of goods relative to orders and anticipated demand criteria.
    • Coordinate 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 as appropriate.


    Leadership & Teams

    • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up and across where necessary.
    • Attract, develop and retain talent.
    • Monitor, evaluate, and coach performance of staff for bench strength and succession planning.


    Skills and Requirements

    • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented
    • Ability to multi-task, manage teams, meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous
    • Technical capability and sensibility for product and creative problem solving
    • Knowledge of manufacturing, including construction, compliance, fabrication, trim and print techniques, preferably for handbags, SLGs, belts and fashion accessories.
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5-8 years experience in apparel production and sourcing; relevant experience in category
    • Strong proficiencies in SAP, PLM, Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe products

     GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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