Production Manager - Luxury Handbags

06 Dec 2018
03 Jan 2019
Karolina Zimoch
Job Type
Elite Associates have partnered with a beautiful contemporary accessories brand to recruit a production manager. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing and already very successful business with a cult following among the fashion crowd.

Maintain an up-to-date data base of raw materials and suppliers in relevant tools
Negotiate terms with suppliers and obtain copies of signed contracts
Manage new suppliers on-boarding
Keep an updated rolling report by suppliers and raw materials to show value, volume, and on time delivery in full (OTIF) performance
Conduct end of season supplier performance review before the start of a new season development
Ensure on time delivery in full (OTIF) to DC based on agreed delivery and launch dates - of both samples and bulk production
Manage bulk production capacity planning and place commitments as needed
Agree seasonal key critical path dates with suppliers, negotiate sealing deadlines and ex-factory dates
Negotiate final bulk production minimums and production lead times
Plan final bulk production scheduling per business priorities
Partner with the Design & Development team and the supplier during the development process to ensure pre-set targets are on track
Support Design & Development department during the development stage to find ways to improve on cost without comprising the product integrity
Determine any cost reductions from volume purchasing and source of raw materials optimisation.
Sign off all bulk production final price negotiations to fully maximise margin

Desirable attributes:
Spanish and English speaking
Knowledgeable of raw material and final made goods manufacturing processes
Excellent negotiator
Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
Foster excellent relationships with suppliers
Has a sense of urgency yet remain calm under pressure
Analytical, organised and detail oriented
Able to plan ahead and embed a pro-active approach
Trouble shooter
Proficient in Excel
Able to travel to factories, suppliers and trade fairs as needed

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