Job Details

Job title

Head of Production, Sergio Tacchini

Location

New York, United States

Level

Director / VP / President

Function

Production & Technical

Posted

Contract

Full-time, 100K - 150K

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Job Description

We are seeking a Head of Production to provide exceptional management throughout the product development, and production stages at Sergio Tacchini. The ideal candidate should be excited to support the growth of the brand in a variety of key responsibilities. We are looking for a full-time, super-efficient, hard-working team member who will keep track of all deliverables needed for import production.  

- Daily communication with factories, mills, and vendors to ensure timely progress on all developments, prototypes and production

- Responsible for all costing, margin targeting, and negotiation 

- Develop and maintain detailed status of Development & Production calendar- working closely with Merchandising and Design to ensure dates align

- Provide timely and transparent reporting about development activities, successes and issues toward goals to Management

- Daily update and review of all WIP and collection status reports

- Oversee and manage all freight forwarding and receiving merchandise into warehouse. 

- Manage factory cashflow and communicate all deposit and payment needs with Finance and Management 

- Source new manufacturers as needed to ensure top production quality for all product categories

- Work closely with Head of Design and Head of Merchandising to ensure all department needs are met in order to produce season product in a timely manner, while maintaining utmost quality of final product

- Delivers the highest quality product within sample and production deadlines by proactively planning, coordinating and managing external sources while identifying and addressing issues that may impact timelines or cost

- Work closely with Tech Designer to ensure all tech packs and product specs are delivered to factories in a timely manner with correct information

- Coordinate and attend all fittings - take detailed notes and supply factories with updates

- Alert management to any potential production delays or issues and provide updates and solutions

- Develop best in class partnerships with factories and contract manufacturing partners

- Source and test materials for season including fabrics, trims, hardware, labels, etc.

The Ideal Candidate

Bachelor’s degree • 5 + years of manager level experience in apparel product development and production • Strong experience with foreign and domestic factories • Available extended hours as needed in order to complete certain tasks/special projects by a given deadline • Ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively and be flexible  • Organized and resourceful quick study and able to handle a faced paced • Strong and proven communication skills  • Detail and solution oriented  • Ability to problem solve effectively • Ability to travel overseas • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team • Extensive proficiency in Excel required

About Us

Established in 1966 by the Italian tennis player, Sergio Tacchini is a global sportswear brand synonymous with Italian style and elegance which gained international recognition over the years through endorsements from some of the greatest tennis champions of all time, including John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Vitas Gerulaitis, Mats Wilander, Gabriela Sabatini, Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis and Novak Djokovic. Recently acquired, the new US based team looks to build on Sergio Tacchini's strong brand equity in sport and culture, and take the iconic label into the future with both on and off court staples for both men's and women's ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.