PLM Manager | Apparel

Job title: PLM Manager | Apparel
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 402777
Contact name: Valerie Haldeman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a knit apparel company, is looking for a PLM Manager to join their team! As the PLM Manager you will be responsible for developing and supporting a global sourcing strategy to support the product development and bulk production execution of multiple categories that meet brand quality standards. This role will be onsite in Santa Monica, CA.


• Collaborate with manager and design seasonally to ensure the company has the right vendor mix to support product design and innovation

• Communicate seasonal category strategies with the team and direct vendors, design, and graphic design on sample and artwork development that align with the category sourcing strategies

• Provide recommendations for raw material and garment development sourcing and communicate to vendors raw materials to be ordered for seasonal development

• Manage sampling time and action calendar to meet key milestones and monitor on-time delivery of development samples

• Partner with Manager to identify opportunities for fabric platforms and responsive supply chain styles and maintain Sales Based Rapid Response (SBRR) initiatives per department

• Utilize cost matrix by category during proto plan discussions to direct design and product development on raw material selection and style development to meet category cost and margin goals


• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• 3+ years or proven Production and Product Development experience

• Bilingual in Mandarin/Cantonese

• Proven garment manufacturing and sourcing experience

• Knowledge of production and product development, including manufacturing, product engineering, product lifecycle, calendar management, trade regulations, fabric performance and garment construction, and testing standards

• Excellent communication, presentation, time management, detail-oriented, negotiation, and problem-solving skills


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