• Production Manager - Wovens & Denim

    Work Location US-NY-New York
    Category
    Production
    Division
    Sean John
  • Specific Responsibilities

     

    The Production Manager manages the placement, execution and follow-up of manufacturing orders and by ensuring the timely delivery of quality, profitable goods.      

                                               

    Strategy & Innovation

    • Perform competitive research; continuously evaluate marketplace to identify and report on applicability of key trends in manufacturing, fabrications and construction; identify significant innovations and share with supervisors in production and partners in merchandising and design on regular basis; maintain archive of materials, hardware, etc. for production.

    Operations and Results

    • Create approved vendor matrix, with costing and production capacity portfolio.
    • Assist in negotiations on pricing to ensure profitability; enter final buys; track production from first samples to final deliveries; advise Senior Manager and Director of 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 articulate expectations and ensure timely delivery according to development calendar.
    • Manage Product Development including execution of protos, salesmen samples, fabric approval and color approval
    • Follow and enforce production standards and cohesiveness of brand, where appropriate, across categories and vendors; attend all fits and work closely with product development to ensure on-time approvals; execute quality control initiatives, including QA analysis and solutions; adhere to and enforce production standards set by the company.
    • 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.
    • Advise management on capacity planning and performance management by sourcing office, region, country and vendor; contribute accurate information for costing models; allocate production across vendors and reserve production space.

    Customers & Relationships

    • 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.
    • 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 and international trade shows, where appropriate.

    Leadership & Teams

    • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary.
    • Attract, develop and retain talent.
    • Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals.

    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.
    • Knowledge of garment manufacturing, including construction, fabrication, trim and print techniques.
    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • 4 - 7 years experience in apparel production and sourcing; relevant experience in category.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers.

    GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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