Director of Production

Recruiter
AREA
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
10 Jan 2022
Closes
10 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY As the AREA Director of Production, you will take ownership of the full production process from market handoff to final bulk delivery, working with cross-functional teams and global partners to ensure finished goods are realized to design’s specifications while maintaining delivery and margin goals. This role reports to the VP of Product Development & Production.

MAIN OVERVIEW

  • Ensure execution of milestones to meet on-time delivery of bulk production
  • Manage seasonal calendar and monitor progress alongside cross-departmental directors and managers in implementing deadlines
  • Analyze systems to optimize logistics, operations, and timelines across all raw materials and finished goods categories and the respective delivery regions
  • Oversee, develop, and maintain strong relationships with targeted international and domestic manufacturers
  • Attend production fittings to address fit issues with creative problem-solving and technicality alongside patternmakers and tech design while ensuring cost, quality, and lead times are maintained
  • Communicate with design, trim, and PD departments ensure seamless transition from market handoff to production
  • Working alongside finance and sales to optimize margins alongside projections; responsible for costing to ensure margin goals are achieved
  • Proactively improve supply chain timelines by implementing processes such as projecting fabric buys prior to market
  • Communicate bulk delivery status to sales and e-commerce on an ongoing basis
  • Responsible for vetting new factories and manufacturing partner; participate in supplier performance reviews
  • Aims to instill quality in make and fit through final bulk delivery; implement best practices for testing and inspection

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 10+ years in production or product development
  • International and domestic production experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • PLM experience a plus
  • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced, creative environment
  • Ability to travel as needed

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
AREA Studio LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law

 

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