J.Crew Production Manager - Footwear in New York, New York
New York, NY, US, 10281
Date: Sep 9, 2022
Production Manager - Footwear
Motivate, develop and orient staff members while supporting team building elements
Interface with support teams to ensure Production deadlines are met on a timely basis
Oversee all Production functions
Detail in-season Production and time / action meetings with cross functional partners (PDR)
Correspond with cross functional department associates and agents/ direct vendors on product issues
Correspond with internal and overseas partners on technical aspects on construction and make of a garment.
Articulate deadlines to direct reports while constructively supports with timely feedback
Interact with inter-department colleagues from initial concept stages through delivery
Relationship building with strategic Agents/Vendors
Production Maintenance Skill
Initiate and maintain all PLM cost sheets, negotiate costing at factory level, review cost breakdowns
Review Production reports to ensure accuracy and integrity of product maintenance
Monitor all aspects of Production procedures are followed accordingly
Collect time and action information to ensure adherence to the Corporate Production Calendar
Assist in sourcing strategies set by supervisor and department head
Attend all fit sessions to ensure proper measurements are met and sample corrections are made with the Fit Process and timelines to maintain photo sample and bulk delivery
Monitor all testing procedures on fabric, yarn, trim and finished garments
Evaluate all department systems to ensure quality consistency and efficiency
Maintain a Production Development Report (PDR) to include current style detail information
6 years Production experience in a related field.
Experience of costing and understanding of garment manufacturing
Excellent communication, organizational and follow through skills
Able to manage a team of 1 -2 associates
Expertise in time and action calendars
Strong vendor negotiation and relationship building experience.
Proficient in PC applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook Express and PLM
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.