Pre - Production Director

Country :
State :
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Los Angeles County
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Category :
Production - Quality
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Availability :
Full time
Experience :
5 to 10 years

Company description

Talent Suede is a Recruitment search firm specializing in Apparel, Entertainment, Digital, Branding, and Corporate roles. Our proven Recruiters serve Los Angeles, New York, and other metropolitan U.S. cities, and London, U.K.

Job description

Popular women’s and men’s lifestyle brand is looking for an experienced Pre-Production Director in Los Angeles to oversee domestic areas of Production from design through item execution. This hands-on critical role will have textile and fit expertise, a proven history of meeting and setting KPI’s, build relations, work closely with vendors, and utilize excellent communication tactics.

•Lead, manage, and streamline workflow activities by creating metrics, guidelines and due dates from design, development and fit to final product
•Collaborate a workflow development model and create process structure that aligns with business goals
•Use metrics, calendar deliverables and enforce timelines, manage all seasonal calendars for pre-production / product development
•Interact, engage and create partnerships internally and externally, create solutions, anticipate issues
•Proactive approach to internal communication, provide clear and concise instructions
•Handle and oversee daily communication with domestic and international vendors
•Share and gather data, information, and explanations to manage and stay ahead of the development cycle
•Manage budget and P & L, provide updates and tracking as requested
•Update WIP by vendor, provide tracking and other reporting and information weekly
•Approve tech packages for development and release, oversee handoff
•Take hands-on ownership and perform daily tasks as requested


Requirements/ Skills:
  • Normally requires a Bachelors’ degree or Associates degree
  • Experience of  7 – 10 years or more of Preproduction experience with 5+ years of management experience
  • Must have experience or deep knowledge of Pattern Making, Sewing & Grading and Fit
  • Fabric expertise; including denim, leather, knits, wovens for Women and Men
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the Product Development cycle
  • Strong interactive experience working with Designers and TD’s to relay fit and design comments to domestic and international vendors and consultants
  • Lifestyle brand experience strongly preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and Adobe Suite
Location: onsite Vernon, CA. No remote, no relocation. Competitive salary package, full benefits, parking, and career growth. This is a full time career opportunity to bring your Pre-production management experience.
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