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Production Manager - Footwear

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

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Whether you are taking the first step toward beginning your career or are a professional looking for an exciting new opportunity, we offer a wide array of challenging and creative paths. Whether in our stores, our home offices or in our distribution or call centers, we believe a work environment like ours that promotes unity through diversity creates stronger teams and fosters an inclusive experience for all our associates and customers.

Job description

RESPONSIBILITIES

Management Skills


  • Motivate, develop and orient staff members while supporting team building elements
  • Interface with support teams to ensure Production deadlines are met on a timely basis
  • Oversee all Production functions
Communication Skills


  • Detail in-season Production and time / action meetings with cross functional partners (PDR)
  • Correspond with cross functional department associates and agents/ direct vendors on product issues
  • Correspond with internal and overseas partners on technical aspects on construction and make of a garment.
  • Articulate deadlines to direct reports while constructively supports with timely feedback
  • Interact with inter-department colleagues from initial concept stages through delivery
  • Relationship building with strategic Agents/Vendors
Production Maintenance Skill


  • Initiate and maintain all PLM cost sheets, negotiate costing at factory level, review cost breakdowns
  • Review Production reports to ensure accuracy and integrity of product maintenance
  • Monitor all aspects of Production procedures are followed accordingly
  • Collect time and action information to ensure adherence to the Corporate Production Calendar
Operational Skills


  • Assist in sourcing strategies set by supervisor and department head
  • Attend all fit sessions to ensure proper measurements are met and sample corrections are made with the Fit Process and timelines to maintain photo sample and bulk delivery
  • Monitor all testing procedures on fabric, yarn, trim and finished garments
  • Evaluate all department systems to ensure quality consistency and efficiency
  • Maintain a Production Development Report (PDR) to include current style detail information
QUALIFICATIONS


  • 6 years Production experience in a related field.
  • Experience of costing and understanding of garment manufacturing
  • Excellent communication, organizational and follow through skills
  • Able to manage a team of 1 -2 associates
  • Expertise in time and action calendars
  • Strong vendor negotiation and relationship building experience.
  • Proficient in PC applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook Express and PLM
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.
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