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Posted: Monday, February 5, 2018 6:18 PM

The Third Party Production position is responsible for external brand communication and internal design, merchandising, legal, communicating with vendor from initial set up to receipt of goods at distribution center.
Production Responsibilities:
:Active participant in all product development and production meetings (sketch review, line review, fittings etc.), while addressing issues with cross functional team.
:Serve as liaison between Men's, Women's, Crewcuts Merchant and Designer.
:Set up all vendors as per legal agreement for In Line, Exclusive or Co:Branded.
:Ensure all relevant brands and style information (cost, retail, minimum order requirements, content etc.) are correct so that the merchandising team can place purchase orders and fill in copy.
:Onboard brand to operational and compliance requirements, including purchase order retrieval, ticketing, shipping, testing and routing requirements.
:Work with the Legal and Testing team to review product assortments for each season; identifying high risk styles/items
:Obtain CPC testing certificates for Crew Cuts, and MSDS forms for Beauty and Candles.
:Communicate blocked styles, where necessary for International.
:Send ASN to distribution centers when non complaint.
:Negotiate cost and contribution to marketing fund.
:Handle invoice discrepancies and schedule pre:payments where required.
:Negotiate and settle damage claims, returns, cancellations, over shipments, short shipments, and late shipments.
:Set global sourcing strategy: source new suppliers based on business growth plans and introduction of new product categories. Develop and maintain a diversified international supply chain.
:Determine and implement sourcing strategies
:Monitor testing and work with factories/mills/vendors to correct failures.
:Maintain garment delivery, manage time and action calendar, along with other production reports
:Trouble shoot delivery concerns as well as potential quality issues
:Communicate daily with agents and factories to monitor and drive the production process. Build strong vendor relationships.
:Interact with inter:department colleagues from initial concept stages through delivery to ensure all deadlines are met
:Define and execute the sourcing strategy with supervisor to deliver companies expectation
:Ability to travel as needed
Management Skills
:Demonstrated experience leading a team and strong cross functional influence, to ensure production deadlines are met on a timely basis
:Identify talent, develop and mentor team to deliver outstanding results and team growth.
:Strong leadership skills. Must have the ability to give guidance answer questions and oversee all managerial aspects
:Ability to prioritize workload, while achieving deadlines.
:Oversee all Production functions of the area
:10+ years of product development and production experience, buying, operations or account management experience.
:Fluent in the overall production process from the design card stage to the shipping of the PO.
:Ability to identify issues and solve problems, bring creative solutions to the table
:Must drive to meet deadlines, creative problem solver and pro:active business approach
:Strong cross functional partnerships both internal and external, and continuous positive attitude
:Excellent communication, organizational and follow through skills. Ability to multi:task
:Expertise in time and action calendars
:Proficient in PC applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook Express and PLM System
:AAS or BA/BS degree in Production Management or related field preferred
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 pro


• Location: Long Island City, Queens

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