Job descriptionProduction Manager - Handbags
Client Overview: Our client is a privately-held company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of premier brand and private label handbags and accessories.
Production Manager Overview: As the Production Manager for a wholesale branded handbags company, you will oversee the manufacturing process from start to finish. You will be responsible for ensuring that production runs smoothly, efficiently, and within budget, while maintaining the highest quality standards. You will also be responsible for negotiating with suppliers, forecasting demand, and anticipating potential issues to ensure timely delivery of products.
Production Manager Responsibilities:
- Manage and oversee the production process, ensuring that it runs smoothly, efficiently, and within budget
- Supervise a team of production staff, providing guidance and support as needed
- Negotiate with suppliers to obtain the best prices and terms for materials and services
- Forecast demand for our products and plan production accordingly - Anticipate and proactively resolve potential issues that could impact production schedules or quality standards
- Monitor and analyze production data to identify areas for improvement and implement changes as needed
- Ensure that all production processes comply with relevant safety, quality, and environmental regulations
- Manage inventory levels to ensure that we have the necessary materials and products on hand to meet customer demand
- Collaborate with other departments, such as sales and marketing, to ensure that production aligns with customer needs and market trends
- Develop and implement policies and procedures to improve efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness.
Production Manager Qualifications:
- 7+ years of experience in production management in the budget to moderate price range of branded handbags
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent negotiating skills and ability to make data-driven decisions
- Ability to anticipate potential issues and develop proactive solutions
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team
- Familiarity with production software, such as ERP systems, and Microsoft Office
- Familiarity with Walmart a PLUS