Production Manager

Recruiter
Swim USA
Location
Nazareth, PA
Salary
Annual salary plus bonus, industry-leading healthcare and generous PTO
Posted
12 May 2022
Closes
08 Jun 2022
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

SWIM USA is the premiere designer and manufacturer of women's swimwear located in the Easton, PA area. We are 84 years young and seeking a dynamic Production Manager to join our expanding team.

SWIM USA designs, markets and manufactures women's swimwear for consumers around the world. Our long-term success was founded on the principles of delivering high quality apparel, superior customer service and a strong team-oriented culture. We pride ourselves on being a leader in the industry.

In this position, the Production Manager will coordinate and manage product needs between sales, design, and manufacturing entities overseas for our clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Product Development/Pre-Production

  • Create, manage, and assume ownership of seasonal Time and Action Calendars for each account/line
  • Coordinate, prepare and lead Cross Functional Team mtgs
  • Responsible for assessing customer requirements and creating/ update, approve and communicate customer compliance requirements which include finishing requirements, labels, tickets, packaging, certifications, testing, QC requirements etc.
  • Operate and responsible for all brand specific finishing Requirements in PLM system (YPLM)
  • Order sample yardage and pre-position greige. Responsible for supporting solution and options
  • Manage all sampling and swatch book needs
  • Follow up and drive resolution with PD teams on all strike-off, lab dip and fabric development needs
  • Partner with Tech and Design teams on status updates. Elevate risk and collaborate on solutions
  • Coordinate with Sales and Production Operations on factory bulk capacity planning and costing
  • Negotiate with suppliers and comply with MOQ's, lead times and surcharges
  • Accountable for defining development risk in; cost, lead-time, customer requirements, etc.

Production

  • Create bulk production Style Set up, purchase orders and cutting lists - matching to 'Blue Cherry'/QLIK reports
  • Understand and utilize ERP system (Blue Cherry) to communicate any production or development issues
  • Communicate with factories, fabric and trims suppliers as needed
  • Track and log factory liabilities, expenses/invoices
  • Participate in production WIP's follow-up
  • Prepare and support Unit Planning Meetings
  • Communicate and manage delivery risks with Sales Teams, Asia counter parts, suppliers and in some cases customers
  • Work with Sales and Warehouse for inventory transfers to ensure work orders are complete and accurate

Logistics

  • Follow up with logistics teams on transit tracking through 'Air Table' and communicate risk
  • Vet air transit requirements
  • All other duties as assigned by Senior Product Manager

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, however, will consider job experience.
  • A minimum of 5 year's experience in production with participation in sourcing process
  • Must be organized, detail oriented and follow up skills
  • Must possess strong computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Must be able to work with numbers
  • The ability to work with Asia-based suppliers after work hours

www.swimusa.com

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.

SWIM USA is an EOE