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Manager, Production – Denim (joe’s Jeans and Hudson Jeans)

Centric Brands

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 2, 2021.

Specific Responsibilities

 

Strategy & Innovation

Perform competitive research; continuously evaluate marketplace to identify and report on applicability of key trends in manufacturing, fabrications and construction; identify significant innovations and share with supervisors in Production and partners in Merchandising and Design on regular basis; maintain archive of materials, hardware, etc.

for production

 

Operations and Results

Create approved vendor matrix, with costing and production capacity portfolio Assist in negotiations on pricing to ensure profitability; enter final buys; track production from first samples to final deliveries; advise Sr.

Manager and Director of non-compliance/claims chargebacks with vendors; coordinate customs classification coordination with Imports Partner with Merchandising, Design and Sales to develop product, ensure correct execution of products and attain agreed-upon margin goals, in context of larger assortment and cost structure; set and articulate expectations and ensure timely delivery according to development calendar Follow and enforce production standards and cohesiveness of brand, where appropriate, across categories and vendors; attend all fits and work closely with Product Development to ensure on-time approvals; execute quality control initiatives, including QA analysis and solutions; adhere to and enforce production standards set Troubleshoot quality and technical issues with factories, mills, vendors and team(s); execute efforts in special garment development and enhancements and modifications to designs and materials, including line and discount/derivative products, in order to maintain aesthetic and achieve financial goals Advise management on capacity planning and performance management by sourcing office, region, country and vendor; contribute accurate information for costing models; advise Production Director on commitments to raw materials, where appropriate; allocate production across vendors and reserve production space

 

Customers & Relationships

Partner with customers, Sales, Merchandising and Operations, as well as vendors and factories to ensure adequate flow of goods relative to orders and anticipated demand criteria Coordinate interoffice communication and follow-up with internal and external customers and contacts regarding production, including suppliers and vendors Perform special projects as assigned Travel to factories and international trade shows, where appropriate

 

Leadership & Teams

Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary Attract, develop and retain talent Monitor and evaluate performance of individuals

 

Skills and Requirements
Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous Creativity, technical capability and sensibility for merchandising/design Knowledge of garment manufacturing, including construction, fabrication, trim and print techniques Bachelors Degree 4
– 7 years experience in apparel production and sourcing; relevant experience in denim Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers
Centric Brands is an equal opportunity employer

 

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