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Production Manager, Sweaters

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Date: Jun 14, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10003

Company: J.Crew Group, Inc.


  • Manage a team of individuals 
  • Development/maintenances of seasonal/yearly calendar
  • Communicate daily with overseas and domestic agents, factories, and suppliers
  • Attend seasonal design presentations and all related meetings
  • Prepare and maintain seasonal cost charts
  • Analyze and negotiate costs for garments, fabric, and trims on a seasonal basis to ensure IMU/retail targets are met.
  • Monitor and manage weekly Time and Action charts from multiple vendors
  • Attend weekly fittings and monitor the approval process to ensure approval deadline are met for photo samples and bulk production
  • Follow up on cost updates resulting from changes in fabric, fit, or quantities during the season

  • Communicate cost updates to merchants on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule
  • Work closely with the Oversee team for counter-sourcing and providing cost and timing targets
  • Interface with all internal counterparts (tech, design, merchandising, planning, testing) and be the point person for the related categories
  • Oversee and guide the Assistant Production Manager to ensure the approval process is running smoothly and deadlines are met
  • 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


 Communication Skills

  • Conduct in-season Production and related meetings (PDR) 
  • Correspond to all inter-department associates and agents/ direct vendors on product issues
  • 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 finished garments
  • Evaluate all department systems to insure quality consistency and efficiency 
  • Maintain a Production Development Report (PDR) to include current style detail information





  • Must have a minimum of 6+years experience within a production/product management capacity 
  • Must have a strong background in sweaters category. 
  • Experience in global sourcing, managing time and actions, and managing the product cycle from development to PO fulfillment
  • Experience in garment costing- creating targets, counter-costing, and negotiating with multiple vendors
  • Excellent communication, multi-tasking, organizational and follow-up skills
  • Team management 
  • Expertise in time and action calendars
  • Strong vendor negotiation and relationship building experience.
  • Proficient in PC applications including MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express


J.Crew Group, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
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.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Merchandising, Manager, Fashion Merchandising, Garment, Apparel, Retail, Management, Fashion

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