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Production Manager - Junior - GAP (2688077) NY

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Associate Manager, Global Production

Description

• Management of production timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions.
• Develop time and action calendars for all programs managed.
• Work with New York pre-production team to develop production ready samples for quarterly design presentations
• Work closely with all vendors and agent offices to ensure that monthly production capacity is utilized and recommend appropriate action when issues arise.
• Monitor production status of all programs by season.
• Track shipments from vendor to distribution center.
• Assist Manager in placement strategy and follow-up by recommending product placement plan and action plan for chase.
• Support costing process by creating and distributing packages, issuing spreadsheets for tracking and conducting initial negotiation.
• Analyze test reports, making recommendations to manager and communicating exceptions to SF and vendors.
• Assist Manger in managing flow.
• Assist Manager in fabric reservation.
• Confirm fabric and trim with mills.
• Coordinate and lead weekly production meetings with SF global production.
• Develop relationships with mentors, peers and all sourcing channels.
• Assist manager in developing bench strength and serve as mentor to assistants.

Qualifications

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• 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
• Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
• Ability to react to change
• Ability to solicit feedback for self-development
• Make effective presentations
• Must be computer literate (excel, word, etc)
• Ability to manage work according to deadlines
• Excellent time management skills
• Basic costing and negotiation skill
• College degree preferred
• 3-5 years experience w/apparel production management

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