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Assistant Production Manager

Swim USA
Santa Fe Springs, California
$45,000-50,000/year + annual bonus program + generous PTO & industry-leading benefit program
Closing date
26 Jun 2023

Job Details

Job Summary

To coordinate and manage product needs between sales, design, and manufacturing entities overseas

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Product Development/Pre-Production

  • Follow up and help maintain seasonal Time and Action Calendars for each account/line
  • Attend Cross Functional Team (CFT) meetings and provide recaps for distribution to Product Manager
  • Support all required entries in our PLM system (YPLM)
  • Assist in ordering, tracking and communication follow up for sample yardage and components
  • Follow up, track, and communicate progress regarding all sampling and swatch book needs
  • Follow up with PD team on all strike-off, lab dip and fabric development status
  • Follow up and track Tech and Design team's status and approvals
  • Help keep track of MOQ's, lead times, surcharges, and expenses


  • Assist in creating bulk production purchase orders and cutting lists - matching to our ERP system (Blue Cherry'/QLIK reports)
  • Learn to optimize 'Blue Cherry' reporting systems
  • Learn how to communicate with our internal team members, factories, fabric, and trims suppliers as needed under the supervision of their managers
  • Help track and log factory liabilities, expenses/invoices
  • Participate in production WIP's follow-up
  • Complete Work Orders for warehouse inventory transfers
  • Other ad-hoc duties/reporting as assigned by Product Manager


Education: Bachelor's degree preferred, however, will consider job experience

Experience: Some experience in the apparel industry or related studies a plus but not essential


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be organized, detail oriented with excellent follow up skills
  • Must possess strong computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Must be able to accurately work with numbers
  • Ability to work as a team member and follow direction
  • Must have a keen sense of urgency and have an eagerness to learn new skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in an environment of constant shifting priorities and changes

Working Conditions: office

Travel: Negligible

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand, sit, and walk 8 hours/day



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