Production Manager

Newport Beach California
Required Experience: 5 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
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Banks is growing the team! Now is your chance to join as Production Manager.

Responsibilities:
- Manage the product creation process from design hand-off to final product delivery, with an emphasis on quality product development, timely completion and hitting target margins.
- Manage the product creation process from design hand-off to final product delivery, with an emphasis on quality product development and timely completion
- Establish and maintain strong working relationships with designers to ensure product success
- Daily communication with vendors to ensure all samples are accurate and received on time.
- Negotiate costs with vendors to ensure margin requirements are met at style and
category level.
- Be the category expert – be knowledgeable of category status and manage all reporting for assigned categories.
- Oversee and manage the seasonal production calendars to ensure timely development and delivery of prototypes, samples and final production
- Review oversee and assit the design manager with the completeion of all tech packs to factories for accuracy, completeness, quality and affordability
- Recommend enhancements, construction and material options to elevate our brand and/or improve financial targets
- Handle factory questions; aid in interpreting designs when needed
- Review all factory submits (lab dips, handlooms, knit downs, print strikes, etc.), proto-types and samples to ensure manufacturing execution in cooperation with design team
- Take the lead on Research and Development of new fabrics/construction techniques to support company initiatives of R&D and design team for assigned categories.
- Communicate comments and feedback to factories in detailed and organized manner to make required changes to prototypes and samples
- Organize and track all submits, protos and samples for future reference
- Maintain fabric and trim library in partnership with design team
- Closely monitor and manage development calendar including work in progress (WIP), product on order and goods in transit to ensure timely delivery
- Resolve material, production and transport issues affecting production timing
- Negotiate production costs based on design, merchandising and financial plans; maintain cost sheets
- Build and maintain seasonal masterlines
- Build and maintain all seasonal barcodes
- Manage the seasonal care labels and all other packaging requirements
Major Accountabilities

- Manage the product creation process from design hand-off to final product delivery, with an emphasis on quality product development and timely completion
- Establish and maintain strong working relationships with designers to ensure product success
- Daily communication with vendors to ensure all samples are accurate and received on time.
- Negotiate costs with vendors to ensure margin requirements are met at style and
- category level.
- Be the category expert – be knowledgeable of category status and manage all reporting for assigned categories.
- Oversee and manage the seasonal production calendars to ensure timely development and delivery of prototypes, samples and final production
- Review oversee and assit the design manager with the completeion of all tech packs to factories for accuracy, completeness, quality and affordability
- Recommend enhancements, construction and material options to elevate our brand and/or improve financial targets
- Handle factory questions; aid in interpreting designs when needed
- Review all factory submits (lab dips, handlooms, knit downs, print strikes, etc.), proto-types and samples to ensure manufacturing execution in cooperation with design team

KPI's

- All deadlines are hit as set out in the merchandise calendar.
- All budgets and margins hit their targets.
- Tech packs and data entry are done with accuracy

Key Responsibilities

- Responsible for overseeing accruals and reconciliation, and inventory month-end close activities such as the shipped not billed reconciliation.
- Ad hoc accounting and reporting related projects

Capabilities

- Candidate should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in production / product development
- Experience in men’s clothing
- Must have prior experience working with overseas suppliers
- Good communication skills
- Ability to complete presentations to small and large groups
- Advanced Adobe CS5 skills
- Basic Microsoft Excel and Word
- Previous product data entry
- Working knowledge of Design and production
- Must have extensive experience in product construction/fabric construction/wash and print techniques/component level cost management and calendar adherence management.
- Must be deadline driven and detail oriented.
- Must be able to multi task and work in fast paced environment.
- Must be proactive with a solution/result oriented attitude.
- Must have excellent communication and follow through skills.
- Must be PC & MAC computer literate in Applications – Adobe Illustrator, Word, Excel, and PLM is a plus but not required.
- Must work well in a team environments.
$2,000 retail value of Banks Journal product per year
100% coverage on medical and dental insurance
Vacation and Sick Leave (based on employee’s handbook)
401K