Production Manager/Director

South Yorkshire
£40000 - £50000 per annum + SALARY IS AN AGENCY GUIDE ONLY
31 Aug 2018
28 Sep 2018
Claire Harker-Gill
Job Type
This is a rare opportunity to work for a lifestyle brand committed to creating technically innovative, fashion forward apparel. If you are highly experienced in production and critical path management at a senior level then this may be the job for you.

Production Manager/Director - The role
* Create and publish global development and production calendars to internal teams and vendors.
* Build strong cross functional relationships with internal and external partners
* Oversee all vendor communication regarding development and production
* Oversee cost negotiations of all product to ensure that targets are met
* Manage vendor allocation according to pre-season planning
* Partner with design to source and develop product based on quality standards
* Oversee creation of critical path reports to track and manage all product details
* Ensure all development and production deadlines are met
* Implement and manage speed to market projects, including timelines and stock fabric program
* Help onboard new vendors, including vendor set up and paperwork
* Attend relevant milestone meetings
* Oversee management of production chargebacks and extension requests

Production Manager/Director - The candidate
* Extensive production experience with Apparel at a manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer
* Must possess strong planning, cost analysis, and margin knowledge
* Multi tasker with the ability to work across different time zones (UK, US and Far East)
* Strong knowledge of garment construction, fit and finishing
* Ability to manage multiple vendors and experience working with overseas vendors
* Solid understanding of the marketplace
* Strong leader and experience with managing a team
* Excellent communication skills - verbal, written, and presentation
* Ability to multitask and work in a face-paced environment under pressure
* Deadline driven and organised
* Place Po's on internal order system
* Software proficiencies - Excel, Word, Shopify.
* Flow Process Management
* A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and ability to work individually as well as within a team
* Outstanding quantitative analytical skills

Production Manager/Director - The candidate
* Excellent

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