Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc.

Production Manager-Woven's

US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID
21219
Corporate Lucky Office - Santa Fe
Category
Production - Apparel

Overview

Lucky Brand is true blue American. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Lucky shipped its first pair of vintage-inspired jeans in 1990 and quickly became known as a pioneer and innovator in the world of modern denim. Synonymous with the easy Southern California lifestyle and the fearless American spirit, Lucky Brand creates great fitting, good quality, distinctively Lucky jeans and fashion that works with the American lifestyle. Our collections are carried at better department and specialty stores and over 200 of our company-owned stores across the U.S.A., as well as online at LuckyBrand.com.

 

Rooted in Americana, Lucky Brand is inspired by active Californian types like surfers, cowboys, artists, musicians, and photographers, as well as anyone who embodies our fun-loving, friendly vibe.

Responsibilities

The Production Manager is responsible for establishing, developing and directing the production strategy for a product category and effectively directing the business relationships with finished product suppliers and our agents to leverage lower costs and reduced lead time without sacrificing quality. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of production timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions
  • Develop time and action calendars for all programs managed
  • Work with Design and Technical Services teams 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
  • Manage placement strategy and follow-up by recommending product placement and action plan for chase
  • Oversee, maintain and report cost, delivery and quality metrics and KPIs for finished goods
  • Ability to use cost data to develop tactical responses and strategies
  • Manage any required fabric reservation; Confirm fabric and trim with factories
  • Coordinate and lead weekly production meetings with factories and agents
  • Monitor production status of all programs by season
  • Track shipments from vendor to distribution center
  • Support costing process by creating and distributing packages, issuing spreadsheets for tracking and conducting cost negotiation
  • Analyze test, quality, delivery and cost reports, making recommendations and communicate exceptions to management and vendors
  • Manage product integrity and order specifications compliance.  Approve lab dips, dye lots, washing effect, hand feel and shade bands and general flow of process
  • Elevate and communicate high risk potential order problems and issues as appropriate
  • Develop relationships with mentors, peers, and all Productions channels
  • Develop bench strength and serve as mentor to assistants

People Development

  • Hire and develop people
  • Recognize individuals
  • Set individual and team goals

Qualifications

  • 4-6 years of experience in apparel production management

  • At least 1-2 years of experience managing direct reports

  • Varied Production background working with Woven's preferred

  • Experience managing “Speed to market”/fast track orders from inception is a plus

  • Strong costing and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge/understanding of fabrics and different garment wash processes that help problem solve production issues will be plus

  • Overseas travel to manufacturing facilities experience is plus

  • Microsoft Office programs and familiar with Full circle
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates proactive problem solving skills

  • Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn 

  • Detail oriented with strong follow through - able to organize and prioritize multiple projects

  • Has a sense of urgency in managing time and while accomplishing tasks

  • Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals

  • Good people management/delegation skills and able to influence others

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