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Production Manager

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 02/06/2020 Job Category: Production Job Number: 121522

Job Description

Title: Production Manager

Company: Advanced Contemporary Women’s RTW Brand

Location: Los Angeles, CA



  • Maintain a deep technical knowledge of the aesthetic to uphold and execute the highest quality in our products
  • Develop respectful and collaborative relationships with our existing vendor base
  • Oversee the Production Team to ensure that all daily tasks are completed in a timely manner, working closely and addressing any issues or questions that may arise
  • Assist the VP of Product with the pre-costing process, compiling and analyzing fabrics, markers, and trim specs to estimate accurate and realistic pricing for all styles
  • Obtain time in action calendar information from all vendors and communicate the information to planning/merchandising/VP of Product
  • Work with vendors to receive and review standard WIP reports weekly to ensure production schedule is on time
  • Engage and facilitate daily communication with vendors to address all Production related issues
  • Communicate confirmed projection orders to garment vendors and negotiate best delivery dates
  • Manage and review all confirmed costs and deliveries through WIP, ensuring ERP system and internal cost sheets reflect correct costs and delivery dates for vendors and cross functional departments
  • Review all bulk submits received against development submits and present findings to the VP of Product
  • Communicate with vendors on bulk fabric, yarn, trim quality approvals, rejections, and trouble shooting
  • Maintain accurate reporting of all outstanding issues
  • Elevate and communicate high risk potential order problems to the VP of Product
  • Work closely with the Product Development team to ensure fabrics/trims are approved for production and chase into pending lab dips/strike offs/knit downs to ensure on time production delivery
  • Works closely with the Technical Design team to prioritize fit approvals
  • Attends all production fittings
  • Manage domestic raw material purchases and track costs
  • Document all charge backs for senior management to review
  • Evaluate internal team procedures and proactively pilot more efficient and effective processes
  • Review Production QC reports and send approvals to the Distribution Center
  • Manage communication between Production Team and the Distribution Center & Quality Control Team
  • Seasonal travel to locations not limited to: India, Peru, Europe


  • 5-7 years of experience in Apparel Production required
  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast paced environment
  • Experience working with India preferred but not required
  • Knowledge and understanding of fabrics, construction, print techniques, knitwear, and excellent eye for color
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and Adaptable – priorities change frequently based on business demands, the ability to change direction quickly is critical
  • High level of skill with Microsoft Excel

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