Production Controller
Kohl's Corporation - Menomonee Falls, WI

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Production Controller POSITION OBJECTIVE Partner with Brand Management with support from the Production Manager to execute the production of a category/brand of styles and ensure first quality on-time product within budget.

  • Develop and maintain Seasonal T&A
  • Manage the original buy and any delivery changes of production garments by style, by flow/color and in DC date using WIP management
  • Recommend system & process improvements
  • Ensure timely calendar execution
  • Monitor sample/submit timeline & approvals to achieve delivery
  • Support clear direction of the data to be managed in Tradestone systems including seasonal clean up
  • Resolve quality and process issues with cross functional groups
IMU Maintenance
  • Support fabric, yarn & trim sourcing to achieve IMU goals
  • Approve style handoffs for production
  • Create fact based cost sheets
  • Negotiate all buys including alternative options for achieving IMU
  • Monitor and support product changes with the cross functional team for fit, delivery, quality
  • Provide Production managers with visibility to areas of leverage
Vendor/ Factory Allocation & Management
  • Communicate clearly with vendors to support ongoing business needs
  • Drive vendor matrix development support with cross-functional groups.
  • Provide a seasonal projection by vendor by month and monitor/adjust
  • Reconcile commitments for garmet &/or fabric on an on-going basis
  • Report and resolve any liabilities
  • Review seasonal projection with vendor capacity & provide management updates
  • Support vendor score carding feedback to sourcing and production managers
  • Provide support on minor social compliance/legal issues
  • Resolve quality issues
  • 2+ years of supply chain management, production, sourcing or related experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Production, Sourcing, Business or related
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and email systems.
  • Management experience
  • Experience negotiating and managing vendors
  • Demonstrate attention to detail; high level of accuracy.
  • Superior communications skills with the ability to influence all levels of the organization
  • Proactive & dynamic
  • Innovative and effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to successfully operate in an international environment
  • Travel required up to 40%

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Kohl’s Corporation (Kohl’s) operates family-oriented, department stores that sells apparel, footwear and accessories for women,...