Fashion

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Job# 33430 BH# 376159
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Associate Production Manager, Swim and Intimates

Client Overview: 

Our client is a well-known fashion brand creating comfortable and beautiful apparel and accessories. Their classic, effortless, and contemporary designs are a staple in every wardrobe and loved by the most stylish individuals across the globe.

Position Overview:

The Associate Production Manager is 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.

Responsibilities:

• 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 
 

Key Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree 

• 5+ years’ garment manufacturing and sourcing experience

• Knowledge of production, 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
• Fitness and/or outdoor sport experience a plus
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker, and web-based applications