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Director of Production

New York, NY 10018

Posted: 07/12/2018 Job Category: Production Job Number: 98186

Title: Director of Production

Company Description: High end fast growing accessories start up, based in NYC.  

Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple relationships with current factories and source new factories across Europe and Asia as applicable to scale production and improve costs
  • Set attainable and ambitious margin targets consistent with needs of the business
  • Source raw materials for existing and new products
  • Work with factories and introduce procedures, policies, controls, and calendars to ensure consistent product quality, timely delivery, and sound communication
  • Work with factories and other departments to gauge demand and production capacity to effectively place orders and maintain inventory
  • Work with Design, Marketing, Strategy, external vendors, and factories to develop new products and bring them to market
  • Troubleshoot production issues to identify root causes and course-correct
  • Works with Operations to manage international logistics and facilitate efficient shipping and receiving processes
  • Identify and develop opportunities to introduce recycled and sustainable materials into our supply chain

Requirements

  • Experience working with handbags and array of accessories
  • Working directly with Asian factories and personally has factory connections in multiple countries and knows material the right suppliers inside out
  • 5+ years in a production role 

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