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Production Manager

Employer
Arddun Agency
Location
Australia (AU)
Closing date
16 Apr 2023

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Function
Production - Garments & Accessories
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

REPORTS TO:                              Merchandise and Operations Director

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  • Product creation and maintenance within ERP
  • Purchase Order creation, issuing and maintenance
  • Freight and logistics management
  • Processing supplier and forwarder invoices
  • Management of all supplier compliance including but not limited to certificates, cotton declarations, COOs, CI, PL, etc.
  • Regular updates and reports on status of production, freight, ex-factory dates and into warehouse dates by style 
  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure bulk production runs on-time
  • Answering Supplier queries in a timely manner to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Continuous feedback loop to development to ensure we improve processes, BOMs and communication to ensure smooth bulk production
  • In conjunction with the head of sustainability, ensure agreed milestones are achieved by Suppliers and internal team
  • Ensure care label art & barcodes shared with Suppliers by seasonal deadlines
  • Give priority guidance to Suppliers to achieve bulk ex-factory dates
  • Manage bulk fabric and trim approvals with the Design team and Creative Director by deadlines
  • Monitor PPS status closely, conduct weekly reviews with each Supplier to ensure ex-factory dates are achieved
  • Communicate PPS fits information to Patternmakers 1 week ahead to ensure fits are booked accordingly
  • Manage local bulk production
  • Ensure Suppliers comply with our requirements as set out in the Supplier Manual
  • Occasionally perform duties outside of your specific function that contribute to the overall success of the business

DIRECT REPORTS: N/A

POSITION FUNCTION:

The Production Manager function ensures bulk production is completed by ex-factory dates to our high standards, goods are shipped to ensure an on-time into warehouse date, at the best rate available.

Sustainability milestones are achieved and adhered to across our supply chain.

KPIs:

  • Products are created in a timely manner and well maintained within our ERP system
  • Purchase Orders are created and issued by seasonal deadlines and well maintained within our ERP system
  • Freight and Logistics are managed to ensure an on-time delivery at the best rate available
  • Supplier and forwarder invoices are entered and allocated in a timely manner so as to ensure on-time payment to all Vendors
  • Suppliers are compliant to all requirements as set out in our Supplier Manual, including but not limited to certificates, cotton declarations, COOs, CI, PL, etc.
  • A minimum of weekly updates communicated to key stakeholders on status of production, freight, ex-factory dates and into warehouse dates by style 
  • Supplier queries are answered in a timely manner that ensures an on-time delivery of bulk production
  • Continuously improving our processes and communication to ensure Suppliers have all the information they need to ensure an  on-time delivery of bulk production
  • Sustainability targets are met by deadlines
  • Care label art & barcodes shared with Suppliers by deadline each season
  • Suppliers are aware of priorities in order to achieve bulk ex-factory dates
  • Bulk fabric and trim approvals sent to Suppliers in a timely manner to ensure an on-time delivery of bulk  
  • Weekly reviews by style are conducted with each Supplier to ensure an on-time delivery of bulk
  • Patternmakers are aware of number of PPS to fit 1 week prior to receipt
  • Local bulk production is completed by deadlines to our high standards.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Experience as a Production Manager highly desirable
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to build strong, productive relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent understanding of product development and manufacturing process
  • Technical understanding of garment construction
  • Excellent computer skills especially spreadsheet analysis and reporting

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