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Design Room Manager

Culver City, CA 90232

Posted: 10/24/2018 Job Category: Operations, Production Job Number: 102616

Title: Design Room Manager

Company: Better men's and women's denim and RTW brand 

Location: LA

Responsibilities:

  • Set meeting dates and send out meeting invitations. Coordinate with Design, and other teams to confirm that the dates work with sample readiness and everyone's schedules.
  • Work closely with cross functional partners (VP of Production and Director of Merchandising)  to ensure timely decision making, teams maintain key dates and alert in case of delays
  • Elevate any issues to management and owners
  • Guides design by setting dates to start processes and steps to remain on calendar with research, executing designs and decision making as well as design travel schedules
  • Create calendar solutions for late adds and changes based on business needs to help accommodate changes/late adds without harming the rest of development calendar
  • Manage designers/associate designers and design assistants to help organize work flow. Manage priorities and delegate tasks to the design team as necessary.
  • Work closely with design to ensure on-time completion of sketches, bill of materials, wash inspirations/standards and all design functions/decisions for hand-off to Tech team
  • Collaborate with Design Specialist on work flow priority and reviewing staff performance
  • Work with pattern room manager to organize/prioritize 1st pattern work flow
  • Work with sample room supervisor to organize/prioritize protos/small sample runs that design cuts
  • Help facilitate functional, non-design oriented tasks
  • Accountable for identifying and executing opportunities for process improvement in the division
  • Understand budgets and collaborate with Design Specialist to stay within development/ sample budget

Requirements: 

  • 7+ years in the fashion industry
  • strong management skills
  • strong understanding of design/production process
  • extreme organizational skills

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