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Production Manager(Fashion Apparel- Mens or Women's Wovens)

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Production Manager -Product Development Role (Fashion Apparel- Men's Women's Wovens)

Must have experience with Mens or Womens Wovens 


Accountable for supporting the Product Development team in building product, in partnership with Design, R&D, Tech Design, Merchandising & GIS, that achieves aesthetic, quality and cost requirements against brand standards. 


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Maintain an understanding of our brand aesthetic and collaborate with Design to support the development of the product line 
• Maintain an understanding of how certain raw materials perform when in garment form and offer input and recommendations based on VoC, vendor innovation, quality improvements, and competition 
• Timely coordinate of good/better/best during sketch review, ensuring strategy is adhered to 
• Share concerns/partner with Production Management team on potential issues and inputs to sourcing strategies. 
• Coordinate the presentation of proto types, washes, testing results and cost options to Design in preparation for Alignment in partnership with R&D 
• Coordinate preliminary costing and product options to solve for cost issues in alignment with cross functional partners & rolling up costing to meet AUC targets 
• Help to identify and recommend RSC opportunities or opportunities to shorten lead times on product strategies 
• Coordinate creation, tracking & maintenance of sample requests & BOMs through Product Adoption 
• Track and recommend cost effective options to land on product requirements. 
• Ensure timeliness of approvals/ product changes to meet deliveries through the development process 
• Support or attend development trips to participate and collaborate on fit/quality and cost alignment/solves 
• Help to identify opportunities for innovation for future/current seasons, 
• Create and track open issues during Alignment and Development trips 
• Attend critical fittings to see execution of product 
• Ensure necessary system maintenance through development process 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
• 3 years of Production and Product Development experience 
• 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent 
• Manufacturing knowledge -- trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity. 
• Garment production knowledge -- production cycle timeline, garment construction and garment costing 
• Retail math knowledge: AUC, AUR, IMU 
• Good aesthetic, design and color sense 
• Ability to think three-dimensionally and to visualize from swatch to body 
• Solid understanding of product construction 
• Solid understanding of design process 
• Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, web-based applications 
• Effective written and verbal communication skills 
• Strong detail orientation and follow through skills 
• Organize and prioritize multiple projects 
• Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks 
• Demonstrate proactive problem solving /creative skills 
• Ability to negotiate and influence others 
• Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals 
• Ability to react to change and deal with ambiguity 
• Solicit feedback/self-development 
• Demonstrated drive for results 
• Domestic & International travel required 

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