Category: Apparel (ladies, men’s, kids)
Do you work with overseas factories, have a keen sense of timelines and the ability to drive development with cross functional partners, and WIP with vendors, along with great negotiation skills? If so, this is a perfect opportunity for you. You will report to the VP of Sourcing and Production and manage two Production Coordinators.
Work in a collaborative, forward thinking, consumer-centric environment. This passionate, expanding company offers a fast paced, casual work environment with growth opportunity.
Works closely with and direct the production team and manufacturers in the production process from vendor selection to product delivery.
Oversee communication of all order details from vendor selection to delivery
Manage the relationship with vendors and mills, spearheading the negotiation and final price confirmation, garment details, factory allocation, and delivery
Direct product and fabrication development with vendor base, including sourcing with new suppliers, negotiating the best costs without compromising the brand’s relationship with the supplier.
Assist VP of Sourcing & Production in building long term vendor partnerships and alliances as required, cultivating the brand’s relationship worldwide.
Develop and execute communication of seasonal time and actions calendar and ensure teams are in compliance with required dates
Oversee the Production Coordinator’s time and actions calendar and updates Work In Progress (WIPS) reports
Work with sales and product management to adhere to required deadline dates for all vendor/product forecasts or projections, securing supplier and mill capacities to deliver margin and delivery goals
Implement and regulate production policy and standard operating processes across vendor base. Balance capacity among vendor base as necessary.
Ensure quick resolution of product related issues with appropriate Product Manager, Technical Design and /or Designer, Product Development, or Sales Person, bringing in Sourcing VP when necessary
Define and monitor all vendor chargeback’s and/or discount details
Recommend and lead growth efforts that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the sourcing organization and process
· Overseas travel required 1-2 times/ year
Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Business, Retail Merchandising, Apparel Merchandising/ Design or a related field
5 + years’ experience within the apparel industry
5+ years’ experience working with overseas vendors
Working knowledge of technical requirements related to testing of knit 80%/woven fabric, trims, and garments preferred
Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite and production tracking software, i.e. BlueCherry or similar PLM systems.
Strong analytical skills
Ability to speak and understand Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese is a plus
Ability to follow instructions and take initiative when required
Ability to collaborate effectively with other teams and individuals
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Highly organized and detail oriented
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