Head of Production and Sourcing

Recruiter
Lingua Franca
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
11 Aug 2022
Closes
21 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head of Production and Sourcing

We are looking for a highly organized, entrepreneurial and dynamic individual to join our team on a full time basis, based in our studio in New York City. Responsible for managing the entire production process from start to finish across multiple categories, you will be an instrumental part of driving the brand forward as well as spearheading sustainable production practices throughout our supply chain. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the production calendar and overseeing all stages of production processes from sampling through to final delivery
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with all partner suppliers and factories
  • Communicating daily with partner factories to ensure smooth flow of production and on-time deliveries, anticipating and working around any potential issues that may arise
  • Proactively identifying solutions to improve and problem solve production issues with internal and external workshops including managing Quality Control process
  • Working closely with the Design team to ensure a successful transition from sampling stage to final production
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with factories, researching new resources, new suppliers and techniques 
  • Managing production budget by negotiating costs and minimums with factories and vendors 
  • Working closely with the accounting team to approve and correctly file all production related invoices in a timely manner
  • Maintaining inventory positions for all labels and packaging and planning future orders accordingly
  • Planning and managing forecasts and inventory management with Sales and eCommerce team; analyzing reports for best sellers, color trends and categories for in season reorders
  • Working with internal and external teams on developing and pushing for improvements on sustainable practices; ensure production practices are in line with overall sustainability goals
  • Developing and executing strategies to meet targets and KPIs including meeting order deadlines, inventory returns, forecast accuracy, product availability and replenishment

Skills and Experience:

We are looking for someone who is highly organized, detail oriented and is passionate about managing projects.  Other required skills and experience include:

  • Ability to prioritize and manage many projects simultaneously while always maintaining attention to detail
  • Minimum of 6+ years experience in a related field
  • Experience in fashion / apparel 
  • Previous experience in a management role
  • Strong project management, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexible and self-motivated with ability to problem solve, carry out tasks independently and prioritize workload
  • Excellent communication, organizational and management skills
  • Interest in the world of Lingua Franca and a passion for mission driven organizations

 

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