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Associate Manager, Production

Company: Centric Brands Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Specific Responsibilities

The Associate Manager contributes to the seasonal production process by managing the placement, execution and follow-up of manufacturing orders and by ensuring the timely delivery of quality, profitable goods.

Strategy & Innovation:

  • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims for approval

Operations and Results:

  • Partner with Design to ensure timely execution of product development calendar
  • Enter and maintain updates for each style in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives; perform daily tracking of goods on order, in progress (WIP) and in-transit to ensure timely delivery according to development calendar; create and distribute production status reports; follow-up with vendors, factories and Design/Merchandising as needed
  • Partner with merchandisers to confirm accuracy of size breaks, tickets, and item information in PLM system; create and maintain approved vendor matrix, with costing and production capacity portfolio
  • Create, revise, input and maintain production orders and monitor transmission to factories; coordinate records of purchase orders (POs); coordinate tracking of all pre-production samples and stock deliveries
  • Maintain fabric/trim library, in partnership with Design; maintain product development logs, trim inventory/liability inventory, and production archives library; track non-compliance/claims chargebacks with vendors, where appropriate
  • Coordinate fit process with Design and Merchandising and ensure detailed notes are kept in PLM; adhere to and enforce production standards set by Centric Brands
  • Assist Production Manager in product development with Merchandising, Design and Sales to ensure correct execution of products and attainment of agreed-upon margin goals; assist in negotiations on pricing to ensure profitability, where appropriate; track customs classification coordination with Imports
  • Identify and raise quality and technical issues with factories, mills, vendors and team(s); track capacity and performance of vendors for Production Manager; track accurate costing and commitments to raw materials, where appropriate

Customers & Relationships:

  • Build collaborative relationships, coordinate interoffice communication and follow-up with internal and external customers
  • Perform special projects as assigned

Leadership & Teams:

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary

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
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 - 5 years experience , previous experience in Childrenswear category is required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers


Keywords: Centric Brands Inc., New York , Associate Manager, Production, Other , New York, New York

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