Production Manager

J Crew   •  

New York, NY

5 - 7 years

Posted 266 days ago

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 Management Skills

  • 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


 Communication Skills

  • Conduct in-season Production and related meetings (PDR) 
  • Correspond to all inter-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 Skills

  • Initiate and maintain all cost sheets, negotiate costing at factory level, review cost breakdowns
  • Review Production reports to insure 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


 Operational Skills

  • Assist in sourcing strategies set by supervisor and department head
  • Attend all fit sessions to insure 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 insure 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 and Outlook Express