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Production Manager

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The Associate Production Manager actively participates as a member of a Global Production Team, which is responsible for the execution and communication of a global production strategy. He/She coordinates and manages the activities of a Production Department, classification or key programs, depending on the scope and complexity. The Associate Production Manager might have Assistant Production Managers as his/her Direct Reports. He/She works closely within a cross-functional team that includes; Design, Merchandising, R&D, Tech Services, and Planning and Distribution, responsible for product and strategies to support end-to-end process.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:


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 GIS 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.


4. People and Relationship Management
• Develop Assistant Production Manager.
• Create teams and partnerships across functions.
• Developing Direct reports through:
1. Formal and on the job training
2. Behavioral (feedback, modeling)
3. Coaching
4. Review individual development plans and annual goals.
• Manage Self-Development by:
1. Scheduling training and educational opportunities for (e.g., Factory visits, System/IT training, forms and reports).
2. Develop relationship with Mentors, Peers, and all Sourcing Channels.

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS:

• Directors of Production, Merchants, Planners, Design, Distribution, Tech Services
• Recommends production opportunities to support proposed sourcing strategy and financial plans.
• Develop an understanding of design intent and aesthetic requirements.
• Influence cross-functional business partners at all levels.
• Align with GIS on vendor/mill strategy and production strategy by region for departments managed.
• All Production Team members • Lead immediate team members to review and agree on department Production strategies; Works with peer Production Managers to review company wide Production strategies and tactics for a fully global approach to Production opportunities

Job Description: 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.
•Ensure product integrity by troubleshooting bulk testing exception reports.
•Works with Corporate QA to ensure product meets quality standard.
•Lead weekly production update with cross-functional team. 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. Financial Management
•Communicate monthly receipt issues to sourcing channels and recommend an action plan.
•Partner with cross functional team to execute chase and fast track strategies.
•Manage costing process to achieve departments cost of goods goals.
•Gather information on liabilities and present solutions to Manager.
•Manage costing process to achieve financial goals and cost of goods (COGs) goals.
•Review and recommend all costing opportunities. Communicate monthly receipt issues to sourcing channels and recommend an action plan.
•Partner with cross functional team to execute chase and fast track strategies.
•Manage costing process to achieve departments cost of goods goals.
•Gather information on liabilities and present solutions to Manager.
•Manage costing process to achieve financial goals and cost of goods (COGs) goals.
•Review and recommend all costing opportunities.

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