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Associate Production Manager, Men's Knits

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Associate Production Manager, Men’s Knits

Start Date:  ASAP

Contract Length:  On-Going

Location:  New York, NY


The Associate Production Manager actively participates as a member of a Global Production Team, which is responsible for the financial and responsive execution of the strategy and direction for a single or multiple departments.


  • Align with Product Development post Mill Week meetings to understand what the product strategies are and marry that with the sourcing strategies
  • Align with Product Development team post Raw Material reviews on any areas of concern
  • Provide GIS with flow INDC dates for each RD
  • Partner with Product Development on areas of concern and potential sourcing solves
  • Communicate lead times and early books to cross functional teams
  • Own alignment on RSC strategies and execution of such activities
  • Attend open issues meetings for visibility / context
  • Create AUC class level targets based on inputs from cross functional partners
  • Conduct early booking meetings and execute all early bookings
  • Partner with GIS on sourcing strategies and solves
  • Own communication of 2nd books
  • Track and report all open issues
  • Manages frolling process
  • Partner with cross-functional teams and leadership on any costing concerns
  • Attends BOM details meetings
  • Executes final BOMs in PLM
  • Attends critical fittings to offer guidance with respect to costing and lead times
  • Communicates and executes 2nd and final bookings
  • Ensures AUC targets are met through sourcing solves
  • Ensures that supporting systems (ACT, PLM, TS, Prompt) are complete and accurate by the agreed deadlines
  • Attends IR
  • Investigates and resolves any issues with PO seeding
  • Partners with Trade Compliance to confirm duty rates of product
  • Executes Ad sample ordering and partners with Merch/PR to ensure timely delivery
  • Investigates all late deliveries and provides potential solutions
  • Ensures complete and accurate documentation of any delivery changes in the change log and communicates to cross functional teams as necessary
  • Documents and executes all RSC related activities (pre-season and in-season)


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 2 years of Production experience
  • Manufacturing, trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction
  • Cross-functional inter-dependencies
  • Computer skills:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and web-based applications
  • 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
  • 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
  • Make effective presentations
  • Emphasis on driving and influencing business
  • Understand the principles of apparel manufacturing and apparel costing

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