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ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER (Order ID 625896)

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ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: 6 MONTHS
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO
PAY: $26.00/HR

** A FORTUNE 500 FASHION COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER! **

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Associate Production Manager is responsible for the execution and communication of a global production strategy (Maternity Global Production). This person is responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of a Production Department. They will work closely within a cross-functional team that includes; Design, Sourcing, Merchandising, R&D, Tech Services, and Planning and Distribution, responsible for product and strategies to support end-to-end process.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

1. Product Strategy Management
• Execute production strategy in partnership with sourcing channels.
• Monitor and ensure on-time delivery by troubleshooting issues with production team, sourcing channels and logistics.
• Partner with sourcing channels and internal cross-functional teams to manage calendar adherence.
• Manage and track production time lines.
• Manage pre-production approvals as necessary.
• Conduct monthly In-store quality assessment visits.
• Ensure product integrity by troubleshooting bulk testing exception reports.
• Lead weekly production update with cross-functional team.

2. Product Placement
• Compile data for production hindsight package and product placement strategy.
• Manage seasonal costing process.
• Create product placement plan and present sourcing options to achieve financial goals.
• Confirm program placement with sourcing channels.
• Develop an action plan for post-placement open issues.

3. Financial Management
• Communicate monthly receipt issues to sourcing channels and recommend an action plan.
• Track business financials by validating accuracy of all departmental reports.
• Partner with cross functional team to execute chase and fast track strategies.
• Manage costing process to achieve departments cost of goods goals.
• Partner with cross functional teams to maintain Vendor Managed Inventory and Sales Based Rapid Response initiatives per department.
• Gather information on liabilities and present solutions to Manager.
• Support in PO to vendor management by ensuring accuracy of Order Management Systems and Assortment Costing Tool (PO system).
• Manage costing process to achieve financial goals and cost of goods (COGs) goals.
• Review and recommend all costing opportunities. i.e., e-sourcing, Canada sourcing.

MUST HAVE:
• Understand/Use of Internal Tools – PLM, ACT, Microsoft excel, outlook, Folio (Sharepoint)
• Have production and/or sourcing experience
• Communication & Initiative

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