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Organization
Job Title
SENIOR MANAGER PRODUCTION – Woven and Knit Tops
Location
New York, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Reference Number
390
Position type
Permanent
Category
Apparel
Job Function
Product Management
Sourcing/Vend Compliance
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level (Management)
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

SENIOR MANAGER PRODUCTION – Woven and Knit Tops

REPORTS TODirector, Sourcing

BUSINESS/LOCATION: New York & Company- Production and Sourcing

OVERVIEW:
Negotiate and place overseas orders based on merchant and design product packages. Work closely with merchants and agents/vendors to receive timely initial quotations and accurate pre-production samples for all meetings. Responsible for all product tracking beyond order placement including ongoing follow-up negotiating and confirming price, color approvals, samples, spec packets, production delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Build and maintain strong vendor matrix by creating strategic vendor alliances and partnering with agents
• Create and maintain separate matrix for quick turn buys
• Maintain ongoing close communication with merchants, design and technical design department
• Ongoing overview and understanding of quota situations, labor issues/labor rates and fabric costs
• Monitor and maintain strict Product Development time-lines with cross functional partners
• Manage and develop support staff (Product Coordinators) for product tracking
• Responsible for timely receipt of counter-samples and initial quotations for Coordination Meetings
• Work closely with piece-goods sourcing department and their mills to facilitate hand-off for final buy
• Maintain semi-annual projections for planned regions of future activity
• Insure consistency of product regarding quality, on-time delivery and vendor base.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• 8 years of experience in Sourcing/Product Development/Production in Woven and Knit categories.
• Minimum of 2 years experience managing direct reports.
• Strong understanding of costing, trims, fabric, duty, freight, etc.
• Highly proficient in Excel
• Knowledge of Web PDM systems
• Strong communication skills with proven ability to build cross functional partnerships

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