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Assistant Production Manager - (4455242) NYC

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Fortune 500 Fashion company is looking for an Assistant level Production Manager to actively support their Global Production Team that is responsible for the execution and communication of their global development and sampling strategy for a specific category or department that supports Design’s vision and that meets or exceeds financial goals and bulk execution. This person will be coordinating the activities of a pre-production process, classification or key programs, depending on the scope and complexity. They will also be assisting in tracking bulk production, transmitting necessary information to overseas offices and working with cross-functional partners to execute product strategies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Financial Management
• Support Global Sourcing Strategy as related to a certain category/sub-category within a department to achieve financial targets.
• Responsible for maintaining costing in ACT.
• Understand department goals as relayed by Manager and Director.

2. Production Management
• Work with Manager on production approval process in collaboration with their Production Execution counter parts.
• Own accuracy of outputs of the PLM system.
• Own accuracy of ACT
• Track all sample fabric, trims and styles for key milestone meetings by calendar deadlines
• Adhere to all calendar deadlines and troubleshoot any missed deadlines with Manager
• Track and ensure on-time delivery of development samples by troubleshooting issues with team, sourcing channels, and logistics. Escalate any exceptions.
• Participate in weekly production status update with Design.
• Confirm and validate all information regarding order quantity placement with overseas offices.
• Monitor and ensure on-time delivery and of bulk production.
• Manage scheduled work
• Own accuracy of outputs from Order Management System.
• Adhere to all Production and Pipeline processes

3. People and Relationship Management

SELF-DEVELOPMENT
• Establish a development plan with Supervisor.
• Develop relationship with Mentors, Peers, and all Sourcing Channels.

4. Special Projects
• Drive results for Corporate and Brand initiatives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Knowledge of:
• Production: Manufacturing and product engineering, trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, calendar management, fabric and garment construction.
• Computer skills: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, web-based applications.
• Understanding of cross-functional dependencies.

Skills:
• Effectively communicate in written and verbal form
• Detail oriented with strong follow through; Organize and prioritize multiple projects
• Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks
• Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills.
• Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn
• Influence others; Negotiation skills
• Monitor employee performance, provide feedback, and develop employees through formal and on-the-job training
• Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
• Ability to react to change
• Solicit feedback/self-development

2. Minimum educational level:
• 4 Year Bachelors Degree preferred

3. Minimum experience:
• 1-2 Years Production experience

Division : Infant Girl / Infant Boy
Department : Production

Brief Job Description:

- Help with filing, inputing cost into system.
- Tracking lab dips, knitdowns, samples.
- Hanging samples.
- Interacting with cross-functional partners (design, merchants) to obtain approvals.
- Communicating daily via email with overseas offices.

Please respond with an updated resume if you're interested.

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