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Head of Production - Spanish Speaker

London, Hammersmith
Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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In this role as a Head of Production, you will have the main responsibility of ensuring the proper management of the production being delivered within the timings established and maintaining DeMellier’s quality standards, whilst contributing with DeMellier’s business strategy.

Main Responsibilities


Contribute to the DeMellier’s business strategy from the production perspective.

Manage the growing Production team, currently composed of a production executive, a raw materials executive, a factory manager that is currently being recruited, as well as an outsourced quality checks team of 1-2 people.

Manage production across multiple handbag factories in different countries in Europe

Manage all operations across raw materials production, finished goods, quality control and on time deliveries.

Effectively manage the overall Production process from timely planning, setting & managing the critical path, internal processes and production processes.

Create the seasonal production calendar as well as the production orders per season that are sent to each factory.

Work closely with the head of Design and Product Development to meet deadlines and minimise errors in production, and coordinate with the Merchandising, Ecom and wholesale teams.

Work with PD to identify, test and produce with new factories Anticipate problems and solve production issues as they arise, work on optimising processes and quality on an ongoing basis

Maintaining positive and trust-based relations with suppliers and external parties.

Finished Goods / Raw Materials Production

Monitor and review the Production performance targets vs plan, ensuring delivery targets are achieved. Responsible for overseeing the orders of all finished goods and raw materials (4 Collections per year + Capsule Collections), ensuring they are delivered to targeted deadlines, and following DeMellier’s quality standards.

Negotiate prices to achieve margin targets  


Effectively oversee the creation & management of all the POs and Book Ins in Zedonk with all deliveries made.

Responsible for training the Production & Development team on the use of the Budget Tracker file.


Developing and managing the Budget Tracker & Stock Value report feeding into the company budget/cashflow in liaison with the Finance Team.


Develop effective working relationships with suppliers and effectively communicate with cross-functional teams, ensuring information flows between all actors of the process.

Work together with the Design & Development teams, to ensure a smooth transition into bulk production.

The Ideal Candidate

A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar role.

Experience with leather handbag production would be ideal.

Fluent in Spanish is a must. Italian would be a plus.

Strong experience with finished goods, materials (leathers, fabrics & hardware), techniques and production processes, international factories and production management, product & raw materials quality, and lead times.

Excellent organizational and planning skills.

Highly organised, independent and structured way of working.

Very analytical, with strong excel skills.

Knowledge of Zedonk would be a plus.

Solution orientated, problem solver, flexible and adaptable.

Ability to work well under pressure and meet critical deadlines.

Understanding and alignment with the DeMellier values.

Willing and able to travel regularly within Europe to visit the factories and Lineapelle twice a year

Strong leadership skills, positive attitude & team player.


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