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Production Manager (Apparel)

Company: The Forecast Agency
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

The Forecast Agency creates superior apparel products through creativity, innovation and
integrity. Forecast works with licensors ranging from luxury to off price to not only produce
apparel and accessories for the brands it owns, but also manufacture private label brands
for many retailers. We are looking for a full-time Production Manager -to join The Forecast Agency to perform a range of duties to support the production functions of the company.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

--- - - - - - -Calculates cost of goods sold and confirms acceptable wholesale pricing; confirms terms for wholesale orders.
--- - - - - - -Initiates purchase orders to vendors for wholesale orders, and supervises processing of purchase orders via NetSuite. Will also oversee the addition of pricing to NetSuite, as needed.
--- - - - - - -Work with Senior Production Manager to source new factories, conforming all compliance requirements. Managers testing, audits, contacts, materials, and implementations as necessary.
--- - - - - - -Confirms ex-factory and delivery dates for all orders and monitors progress for wholesale orders.
--- - - - - - -Monitors, improves and manages better practices throughout entire supply chain.
--- - - - - - -Holds weekly meeting with Production, Production Design and Sales teams to review delivery dates and schedules.
--- - - - - - -Manages compliance for each license and sends out all authorization letters to supply chain for each license, including onboarding documents and updating yearly authorization letters.
--- - - - - - -Confirms factory to use for each SMU order for both OTS and C&S.
--- - - - - - -Work with Logistics team to confirm best mode of transport for SMU orders.
--- - - - - - -Writing and issuing all masks PO's to factories, and responsible for testing packaging and production dates for all mask orders, as needed.
--- - - - - - -Fills in for PD roles (factory communication) when certain employees are out -of office.
--- - - - - - -Problem solves all production related issues; Contact for each factory & supplier during off hours/weekends/holidays as needed.
--- - - - - - -Occasionally travels to trade shows and to factories outside the United States.
--- - - - - - -`Performs other related duties as assigned by managements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

--- Associate degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, or
comparable experience.
--- At least 2+ years Production Management experience.
--- Experience with quick-turn production teams a plus.
--- Experience working with licensors a plus.
--- Experience with Backbone 2.0 and NetSuite a plus.
--- Comfortable using Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop), and Microsoft Office.
--- Understanding of the apparel / fashion industry, as well as an interest in emerging
and current trends in fashion, pop culture, internet, etc.

This is a full time, exempt position. Position is currently hybrid between remote and in-office, the right candidate - must be able to work from our DTLA office 2-3 times per week .

Keywords: The Forecast Agency, Los Angeles , Production Manager (Apparel), Executive , Los Angeles, California

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