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Production Manager

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

About Us
Centric Brands is a leading lifestyle brand collective that designs, sources, markets and sells high quality products in multiple segments, including women's, men's and kid's apparel, accessories, entertainment and beauty. Centric Brands is focused on our customers and our brands that will drive the company's future growth. We are defined by innovation as we seize new opportunities and thrive in an environment informed by creativity and thinking that is both analytical and outside the box. Centric Brands reflects a team built on respect, for others and for the hard work it takes to achieve our goals and build our bright future together.

Job description

Specific Responsibilities Would Include

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

  • Achieve global production efficiencies across divisions and groups.
  • Perform competitive research; continuously evaluate marketplace to identify and review applicability of key trends in manufacturing, fabrications and construction; identify significant innovations and share with partners in Merchandising and Design on regular basis; oversee maintenance of archive of materials, hardware, etc. for production.
Operations and Results

  • Manage creation of approved vendor matrix, with costing and production capacity portfolio; approve and review production standards.
  • Perform negotiations on pricing to ensure profitability; review and approve final buys; ensure tracking of production from first samples to final deliveries; resolve 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.
  • Collaboratively set and enforce production standards and cohesiveness of brand, where appropriate, across categories and vendors; oversee quality control initiatives, including QA analysis and solutions.
  • 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.
  • Perform capacity planning and performance management by sourcing office, region, country and vendor; execute accurate costing models; partner with Sales and Planning to project production needs, advise Director of Production on commitments to raw materials, where appropriate; 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.
  • Manage 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 and team.

Profile

Our Best Fit Candidate Would Have
  • 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.

  • Extensive knowledge of garment manufacturing, including construction, fabrication, trim and print techniques.

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • 5 - 8 years experience in apparel production and sourcing; significant relevant experience in category.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers.

  • Experience in hosiery preferred


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Centric Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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