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Production, Product Execution, Sourcing Manager

Location: Midwest

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.    

Summary:

Works closely with and direct the production team and manufacturers in the production process from vendor selection to product delivery.

Job Description:

  • 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 

Qualifications:

  • 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

     

TO APPLY:

Send your resume with salary requirements to Sue at Midwest Personnel Resource, LLC:

    e mail: sue@mpresource.com

     phone: 262.681.3727

Please include Job Code PPRSM- MPR0418 in the subject line of all emails.