Production Manager

London (East), London (Greater)
26 Oct 2021
15 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

  • The ideal candidate will be exceptionally well organised with at least 2 years’ experience as a Production Manager for a contemporary or luxury fashion brand. 
  • Partner with founders and sales Director, in the Anual Merchandise Plan to establish the seasonal buy schedules.
  • Developing manufacturing plans, critical path and strategies that meet margin, quality and delivery goals.  
  • Work with the Sales Director to develop and manage the production schedule to support capacity plans, reduce lead-times and minimize surcharges and excess materials.
  • Day-to-day communication with factories mostly in the UK along with Europe and the Far East with the timely review of factory Work-In-Process (WIP) reports, maintaining systems and communication of WIP status. 
  •  Ensure all Purchase Orders are entered accurately onto Zedonk.
  • Actively manage supplier relationships to ensure all suppliers meet and maintain capacity, delivery, quality and margin expectations
  • Ensure all suppliers have agreed terms and conditions and will accept or move towards standard payment terms
  • Manage all vendor negotiations in a way that builds partnerships while resulting in the best possible prices
  • Negotiate and confirm prices, quantities and delivery dates with all manufacturers in writing.
  • Sourcing of new factories as well as maintaining consistent performance with existing factories.
  • Drive the seasonal costing process, establish fair costing targets and manage final purchase price negotiations with factories.
  • Deal with any faulty garments by requesting repair or discount where appropriate. Ensure that goods of poor quality are not sent to customers where practical. 
  • Obtain discounts where appropriate for late or faulty garments or fabric.
  • Ensure all raw materials are delivered to the factories on time and meet expected quality standards. 
  •  Ensure all garments are sealed in line with the critical path. 
  •  Ensure complete and timely handover of production packs from Product Development. 
  •  Mitigate against any delays and communicate any unavoidable delays in production to the Management team 
  • Conduct weekly production meetings updating the production schedule weekly to ensure all delays are communicated and resolved wherever possible. 
  •  Carry out quality control and size sample checks on all goods with each factory. 
  • Conduct a seasonal audit on all raw materials and finished goods suppliers
  • Experience of clothing manufacturing. 
  • This position will require the planning and management of seasonal garment production of orders from pattern making and sampling, through to the production and packing of the orders. 
  • This includes working with manufacturers and suppliers directly.
  • Garment pattern cutting, construction and sampling skills are an important part of this roll. 
  • The position requires garment construction knowledge and use of relevant terminology when communicating with manufacturers.


  • Production & Development Manager with a minimum of 2 years’ experience at this level.
  • Exceptional organizational skills. 
  • Detail oriented, team player with strong communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in Zedonk and Excel including Pivot Tables. Knowledge of Adobe Suite is beneficial. 
  • Excellent knowledge of garment and product construction and luxury quality standards. 
  • Experience working with CMT and FF factories in the UK, Europe and Far East. 
  • Ability to plan, multi-task and work under pressure. 
  • Tenacious, assertive and determined attitude. 
  •  Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills.