Highly Regarded Emerging Designer Brand Seeks Development / Production Manager (NYC)

Highly regarded emerging designer brand is looking to add a motivated, organized, full-time professional to manage in all aspects of development and production management.
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Highly regarded emerging designer brand is looking to add a motivated, organized, full-time professional to manage in all aspects of development and production management.

Highly regarded emerging designer brand is looking to add a motivated, organized, full-time professional to manage in all aspects of development and production management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for managing all product developments and production
  • Calculating costs and yields for all styles
  • Creating and updating Seasonal Linesheets, Salesman Sample Breakdowns, and Product Books for internal use and sales
  • Manage, maintain, and monitor development and production T&A Calendar
  • Communicating daily with domestic and overseas factories to ensure timely deliveries and quality product
  • Communicating and following up with mills and suppliers in a timely manner to ensure workable ex-mill dates for all vendors
  • Negotiating prices with factories and creating costing templates to confirm final costs for market to meet margin goals on a seasonal basis
  • Follow-up bulk raw material delivery dates, negotiate raw material prices, and approve all bulk color standards, trims, fabrics, and knit-downs
  • Collaborate with fabric buyer to place all bulk purchase orders in a timely manner to ensure a workable ex-mil date for all factories
  • Help with sourcing new factories, mills and trim suppliers
  • Creating and updating spreadsheets that track all essential information for all styles
  • Coordinate and solve production issues with suppliers, manufacturers, sales, shipping, and merchandising in regards to delays, delivery dates, allocation, extensions, liability, overages and shortages
  • Quality control of all merchandise
  • Assist in preparing all samples for line review, market, and seasonal shows

Our ideal candidate will have/be the following:

  • Extremely organized, self-motivated and able to multi-task daily
  • A bachelors degree from a United States apparel design program
  • An understanding of garment construction, specs, and tech packs
  • A minimum of 3 years designer level apparel production
  • Both domestic and overseas production experience
  • Contacts or the ability to source local and overseas apparel factories and suppliers
  • Experience with costing
  • Experience with quality control
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with better contemporary or designer level brands
  • A strong-willed work ethic and positive energy

We offer a fun, dynamic, and challenging work environment! The position is full-time and includes benefits.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume to phelanjobs@gmail.com.