Associate Production Manager

Swim USA
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Salary Negotiable; Full benefit package available after 30 days of employment; Annual bonus
20 Oct 2021
20 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

The Associate Product Manager supports the Product Manager in the management of the pre-production and production stages of product lifecycle management – initial prototype to finished goods delivery

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Create, develop, & administer seasonal merchandising calendars in partnership with Product Manager
  • Interface with Design and Pattern Making to ensure key milestones are met per the calendar
  • Research and prepare development worksheets for new trims and fabrics – distribute to the team
  • Partner with NY Sales team, design, & sample room to ensure that required sample lines are delivered on time
  • Place sample orders/develop and maintain a tracking system for all sample lines & individual samples
  • Mange consistent flow of tech packs (spec sheets) in the Blue Cherry System based upon F/G delivery
  • Analyze key metrics with respect to historical performance and category development
  • Actively participate in weekly division meetings with cross functional teams
  • Manage new style and carryover coding (style setup) and confirm UPC’s/MSRP’s (BC)
  • Create line sheets specific to import products and update & distribute regularly
  • Daily communication with cross functional teams and vendors to ensure on time delivery of finished product


  • Partner with Product Manager to create seasonal plans by style/color/size utilizing the BC System
  • Forecast and order raw materials per seasonal plans – monitor delivery, testing, and quality
  • Liaise with Design and Pattern Making to confirm approvals of production fabrics and trims
  • Issue production lots in the Blue Cherry System and manage open WIP reports
  • Manage factory WIP reports and communicate any changes to Product Manager
  • Schedule regular meetings with Customer Service to review delivery and allocation issues
  • Participate in weekly Production Planning meetings and report on assigned categories of business to the group
  • Manage PP and TOP samples for branded line, custom programs, & specific customers as required
  • Track shipments to ensure timely delivery of inventory

Support Duties:

  • Create and maintain seasonal files as needed
  • Administer weekly reports – review with Product Manager and take action as required
  • Order and distribute specialty packaging materials as required by customers
  • Manage outgoing and incoming packages (Fed Ex/UPS, commercial invoices, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5+ years in Production Management
  • All candidates MUST provide proof of at least 1 (one) COVID vaccination at the time an offer is made, or contact the SWIM USA Human Resources team, if eligible for an exemption.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office Applications (Excel & Word, PowerPoint a plus)
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Must have keen sense of urgency
  • Ability to work under pressure in an environment of constant shifting priorities and changes

Travel:  N/A

Working Conditions:  Office

Physical Demands:  Must be able to stand, sit, and walk 8 hours/day