Alix Is Hiring A Production Manager In New York, NY

Alix is a small but fast growing women’s contemporary brand based in NYC. We are seeking a Production Manager to oversee domestic production.
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Alix is a small but fast growing women’s contemporary brand based in NYC. We are seeking a Production Manager to oversee domestic production. This person will be responsible for directing the internal process to increase efficiencies and continuously improving the production strategy, process, and management of priorities. 

Planning/Execution 

  • Serve as primary contact for factories, suppliers and service providers 
  • Management of pre-production, and production calendars and approval process
  • Production placement and reservations - (based on information from planning and merchandising) 
  • Approving T.O.P’s per style/factory 
  • Creating and updating costing documents 
  • Production tracking and reporting 
  • Trouble-shoot production/delivery problems 
  • Evaluate and monitor the performance of the supplier base 

Vendor Tracking 

  • Responsible for ordering production fabric & trims 
  • Communication with mills and vendors on shipping and fabric orders/deliveries
  • Fabric and trim OH tracking 

Vendor negotiation 

  • Assess and negotiate MOQ’s 
  • Negotiating with factories and confirming pricing 
  • Aggressively negotiate costs to ensure IMU targets are met 
  • Vendor Research and Development - Capabilities, capacity and growth plans 

Development  

  • Accurately track and update fitting notes per style 
  • Reviewing with development final specs and approved patterns per style 
  • Identify opportunities for improving, quality, cost and execution 
  • Work with design team and coordinate on time packaging development and production with agents, suppliers and service providers. 

Quality Assurance 

  • Final check and approval of fabrics before going into production 
  • Manage in-house quality assurance activities to ensure all products meet brand’s quality standards. 
  • Work with Sales and Logistics to Trouble-shoot escalated issues and coordinate QA / inventory inspections at the factory 

Skills & Qualifications 

  • Organized & strategic; are able to prioritize and manage multiple projects with aggressive timelines 
  • Initiative/sense of urgency ; demonstrated problem solving
  • Ability to thrive within in a team environment 
  • Strong project management skills: Ability to work across multiple internal and external partners 
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to adapt in a rapidly changing and growing environment 
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel  
  • Bachelors Degree Required 
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in production, sourcing, and product development 

To apply for this position, email lmartinez@alixnyc.com with the subject line: “Production Manager Position”. In the email please include your resume, cover letter, and a brief paragraph explaining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.