LELET NY Is Hiring A Production and Development MANAGER In New York, NY

LELET NY accessories are designed and fabricated by hand in our NYC studio ensuring the highest quality product. We are committed to sourcing all materials and labor locally.
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The Production Manager will oversee, plan, manage and coordinate all aspects of production to ensure that goods are produced efficiently, on time and in accordance with the level of quality expected from LELET NY.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work collaboratively with web and wholesale sales team to come up with deadlines for seasonal production orders and timelines for re-orders and special orders 
  • Source, purchase and issue all raw material POs for sampling, initial orders, and reorders 
  • Create, maintain, and monitor seasonal development and production calendar, ensuring that the production is timely and cost effective 
  • Manage all factory finished goods and raw material vendor relationships, including hardware 
  • Manage raw material pricing, lead-times, minimums and inventory to ensure the most competitive pricing, timely deliveries and margin goals are met 
  • Monitor and ensure timely deliveries of all needed raw materials and finished goods
  • Negotiate all pricing for labor and raw materials 
  • Source, evaluate and manage all activity and scheduling of deliverables 
  • Work with development team to create and maintain cost sheets for all products that meet margin and retail price goals ensuring the cost of goods sold for each style 
  • Oversee and maintain quality control by monitoring product standards and implementing quality control programs; ensuring product is being made to LELET NY standards 
  • Review and approve all invoices to ensure 
  • Work with Design Director to provide input on silhouettes, fabrics, color and price point based on historical data to help establish the merchandise line plan 
  • Evaluate and issue in-season reorders for inventory management and communicate with factories and vendors to ensure timely delivery 
  • Communicate production timeline to Sales team in order to advise wholesale accounts and e-comm availability 
  • Collaborate with development team to provide production insights that should inform future season development; help drive growth and evolution by utilizing production knowledge and factory capabilities to conceptualize and develop new product opportunities 

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 2 years of proven experience in production and/or product development 
  • Very strong planning and organization skills, acute attention to detail 
  • Very comfortable in an ever-Changing, entrepreneurial environment 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel) and RLM or other inventory management software 
  • Customer-oriented approach – personable and outgoing 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines 
  • Strong negotiating skills 
  • Problem-solving capabilities 
  • Positive attitude 

To Apply: Please send your resume to nina@leletny.com.