Apparel Production Manager

Mad Engine

San Diego California

5 year(s)

Job Description
The Production Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating daily distribution of products from factory resources to domestic and Mexico printers. The Production Manager will work with manufacturers to create high-quality products with timely delivery and ensure competitive pricing. Manage products throughout the production lifecycle ensuring that the manufacturing processes run reliably and efficiently.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee daily coordination and communication with domestic/Mexico printers and management of their workflow and WIP reports
- Provide status reports to direct manager
- Source and purchase wholesale blank inventory for production
- Assist IC team with all suppliers to ensure POD’s are being received
- Responsible for ensuring that accuracy and daily management of all print programs fall within the specified production lead time and communication of pending or potential issues that would restrict shipment
- Communicating internally the status of all shipments to necessary departments to ensure shipping occurs on time
- Monitoring shipments to make sure all paperwork is received on time and complete
- Work with and mentor Production Coordinators to ensure operations are meeting established timelines
- Other duties assigned as needed

Other duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Competencies (Optional)
• Our Production Manager must thrive in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment who is highly organized, can multi-task, and has the capacity to work in ever changing/increasing volumes of tasks and daily workload. They must also have the ability to operate and communicate inter-departmentally, whether written or verbally.
• The ideal candidate will be able to independently, and as a team lead, handle moderately complex production responsibilities and have a solid understanding of the factors driving supply chain and product costs, and alternatives to reduce cost. They must be able to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines and production schedules. This individual will be proactive, resourceful, and is driven by a high sense of urgency.
Minimum Qualifications

• Associates or Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university preferred or equivalent related production experience
• Apparel industry or related field required.
• Strong cost negotiating skills combined with a detailed knowledge and understanding of cost breakdown.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Excellent written and verbal communication in English
• Excellent analytical skills
• Time management experience managing multiple tasks is required
• Supervisory experience is a plus

Working conditions
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Office with open floor plan
• Business casual office attire
• Work is performed inside a temperature-controlled office building

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.