The Production/Sourcing Director will manage the production life cycle of baby thru girls sportswear, sleepwear and swimwear categories from initial development through final production including negotiation planning and execution of the product.
Lead & Establish critical process by implementing a detailed WIP calendar report for all factories
Lead team to translate the calendar into detailed procedures to achieve on time completion of critical deadlines & execution of inputs required.
Manage pre-production to post-production calendar
Allocate work amongst supply chain with margin requirements and product capabilities in mind
Develop new suppliers, and find new regions, for potential incorporation into new and existing products
Train, develop, and evaluate production team
Will work closely with Design, Merchandising and sales counterparts to ensure all teams are aligned and updated on product status and deliveries.
Ensure timely delivery according to development calendar
Follow and enforce production standards and cohesiveness of brand, across categories and vendors;
Work closely with Product Development to ensure on-time approvals; execute quality control initiatives, including QA analysis and solutions; adhere to and enforce production standards
Troubleshoot quality and technical issues with factories and design and technical teams in order to maintain aesthetic
Achieve financial goals
Managing relationships with global partners, and play a key role in the production and sourcing strategies
Skills and requirements:
Must have an existing global supply chain and relationships with suppliers
Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills, relationship building, team oriented
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous
Ability to lead a team
Knowledge of garment manufacturing, including construction, fabrication, trim and print techniques
5 years’ experience in apparel production and sourcing
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, Excel
Must have deep product knowledge of fabrics – ie. fabric weight, fabric content, and fabric construction.
MUST have prior Kidswear experience
This role is on-site in NYC