Management of production timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions.
Develop time and action calendars for all programs managed.
Work with pre-production team to develop production ready samples for quarterly design presentations
Work closely with all vendors and agent offices to ensure that monthly production capacity is utilized and recommend appropriate action when issues arise.
Monitor production status of all programs by season.
Track shipments from vendor to distribution center.
Assist Manager in placement strategy and follow-up by recommending product placement plan and action plan for chase.
Support costing process by creating and distributing packages, issuing spreadsheets for tracking and conducting initial negotiation.
Analyze test reports, making recommendations to manager and communicating exceptions to Global Produciton and vendors.
Assist with managing flow and fabric reservation.
Assist Manager in material reservation. Confirm leather and trim with mills.
Coordinate and lead weekly production meetings with Global Production
Develop relationships with mentors, peers and all sourcing channels.
Assist manager in developing bench strength.
Knowledge, skills & abilities:
Accessories experience strongly preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Detail oriented with strong follow through; organize and prioritize multiple projects.
Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks.
Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills.
Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn.
Ability to influence others
Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals.
Ability to react to change.
Ability to solicit feedback for self-development.
Make effective presentations.
Must be computer literate (excel, word, etc)
Ability to manage work according to deadlines
Excellent time management skills
Basic costing and negotiation skill
Gap Inc. Sourcing experience preferred
Minimum educational level:
College degree preferred
3-5 years experience w/accessory production management.
Production and Pre-Production
GAP Inc - 2 years ago
The ubiquitous clothing retailer Gap has been filling closets with jeans and khakis, T-shirts, and poplin since the Woodstock era. The firm,...