Assistant Production Manager

5 days left

London (Central), London (Greater)
£45-50k + benefits
05 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Job Type

The Assistant Production Manager is responsible for coordinating the production critical path for multi-product womenswear from sampling to production working with the design team, suppliers and factories (CMT and Fully Factored). The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ senior level experience working with premium high street, contemporary or luxury womenswear.

This design led contemporary brand is known for sexy, vintage inspired womenswear selling worldwide.

Main responsibilities

Sample Management

  • Liaise with the Product Manager on factory planning for the coming season. Reserving proto sampling space with the relevant supplier.
  • Plan factory prototype sample requirements and ensure timely delivery for agreed buy dates.
  • Ensure costings and fabric ratings have been received from the supplier and negotiated where necessary before buy meetings.
  • Manage PP1/PP2 sample days outstanding to ensure quick turnaround, (internally and externally).
  • Liaise with Product Manager, QC and Design on priority list for fit sessions.
  • Work with Design to select press sample requirements, confirm production space with factories and ensure sample fabric orders have been placed to cover requirements.
  • Update critical path with received/sent sample dates.
  • Organize despatch of samples to suppliers on a daily basis.

Production Management

  • Attend relevant buy meetings with Product Manager.
  • Manage and communicate factory plans to relevant manufacturers in Europe and the Far East after confirmation and agreement with the Product Manager.
  • Work with Design team and factories on timely lab dip submission and approvals.
  • Negotiate factory cost prices for approval by Product Manager.
  • Confirm production ex-factory dates with suppliers.
  • Add costs to buy sheets for sign off by Product Manager.
  • Create dockets, ensuring suppliers are sent copies in a timely manner.
  • Prepare weekly exception reports for review by Production Manager.
  • Review and update critical path on a daily basis and take any action necessary to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Manage creation of L/C’s with Finance as required.
  • Ensure presentation documents are fully prepared for product buys and Franchise presentations.
  • Update Fast React daily – raise styles and orders, log samples in and manage the critical path using the system.
  • Liaise with fabric and trim departments on ex-mill dates and trim available dates.
  • Maintain strong supplier relationships.
  • Attend fit meetings to ensure problems are highlighted and communicated to suppliers and relevant departments and monitor any changes that may have an effect on costings.
  • Liaise with Merchandising and Design teams to ensure all departments have the same information.

Essential Skills

  • Senior Production Coordinator or Assistant Production Manager with experience coordinating volume based sampling and production.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ senior level experience working in premium high street, contemporary or luxury fashion on multi-product womenswear.
  • Sound knowledge of production processes and critical path management.
  • Experience working with global suppliers and factories across CMT and Fully Factored product.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Positive, self-motivated team player able to communicate effectively with internal/external parties.

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