Opportunity with Fleur du Mal
Luxury lingerie and ready-to-wear brand distributed online and at top specialty stores is seeking a Production Manager.
Candidates must have at least 6 years experience with both domestic and overseas production. Must be extremely detail oriented, organized, maintain a positive attitude, eager to work in garment center, and possess strong negotiation skills. Designer or advanced contemporary experience preferred.
Must be proficient in Excel.
Oversee production of lingerie, swim and ready to wear collection including:
Manage relationships with factories, patternmakers, marking and grading, and fabric and trim mils to meet deadlines and track every step of the development process.
Negotiate sampling and production costs with factories, patternmakers and fabric mills.
Liaison with factories and warehouse for on-time deliveries, fulfill specific needs of wholesale partners.
Maintain spec sheets, WIP report, BOMs, and costing including calculating yields, fabric, duty, and cut and sew. Make suggestions to meet goal margins. Keep detailed spreadsheets with all above info to track orders and meet deadlines.
Order fabrics and trims with European, Asian and local suppliers from sample yardage to production. Counter-source raw materials and trims when needed. Order all packaging for garments - tissue paper, labels, hangtags etc.
Create and manage time and action calendar from initial research and sourcing, sampling, fittings, and duplicates for sales/show/press.
Manage design schedule for Creative Director, keeping the development process on track to meet deadlines
Ensure beautifully produced garments. In charge of quality control and checking all production before delivery.
The Ideal Candidate
Must have at least 6+ years of related production experience
Strong sense of urgency to deliver action items in a timely manner, on time deliveries are a top priority
Proficient understanding of garment construction as well as technical knowledge of production
Ability to completely own costing for every style and negotiate to ensure desired margin is met
Must be proactive and possess the ability to meet tight deadlines
Must have exceptional organizational skills
Must be able to manage WIP report on a daily basis
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Highly motivated and enthusiastic