The Arrivals, an outerwear company, is seeking a junior level apparel Production Manager with 3 - 5 years experience in domestic production. If you geek out on excel charts, can teach and mentor a team of interns while manufacturing quality garments on time, then we want to meet you!
As a Production Manager, you will lead a team of interns to provide linkage between development and production to ensure quality products are delivered on time.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with factories & vendors
- Support VP with sourcing and costing as needed.
- Oversee all standards in development are carried throughout into production
- Use Europeans/international factory and vendor experience for moving product abroad and gaining higher margins
- Source competitive manufacturing domestically
- QC production at factories prior to shipping. Train and oversee interns to conduct in-line checks during sewing and finishing.
- Align production dates to calendar
- Actively manage production delivery timeline via WIP report, saved in shared drive, to ensure visibility to all.
A day in the life of a Production Manager…
- Place bulk POs for fabric. Once fabrics are landed by Design, Design conducts an official hand off (should include swatch, approved lab dip, contact info, price, terms, lead times) and the PM takes over responsibility and places orders.
- Follow up on bulk fabric POs to ensure on time delivery, guide mills on ship mode, guide freight forwarder on final destination. Train and oversee intern on logistics support.
- Coordinate logistics on bulk fabrics, trims & factories. Work with Assistant Designer to pull trims from stock.
- Issue garment cut tickets to domestic factories
- Issue garment PO’s to overseas factories.
- Allocate styles for production and negotiate price
- QC production – in line check as well as final inspection.
- Manage intern – Guide intern to update and maintain WIP; to raise exceptions to the agreed upon time line.
- Submit invoices and ensure on time processing.
- Attend Fit meetings – Highlight concerns on calendar or technical issues with execution.
- Create WIP with Initial Costs – This starts as soon as 1 fit samples are made and can be costed. The WIP will contain all factory options until allocations are finalized. Daily maintenance of WIP for each booked style with help of intern.
- Lead weekly meetings with status of production – Review outstanding deliverables on WIP for cross-functional team.
Resume and cover letter should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please add ‘Production Manager’ in subject line.