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Production Manager - Shapewear

Production Manager - Shapewear

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Spanx is a brand for women, by women.  We obsess comfort, deliver results and ensure you look as good as you feel.  We think forward, and give back.  We believe that we are stronger together.  And together, we will make the world a better place…one butt at a time.


Reports to: Senior Manager, Production

Categories: Shapewear


End to End Product Management

  • Manage daily individual supplier relationships as it relates to:
    • Executing and delivering on all key TNA dates and development deadlines (fits, commit dates, production start dates, etc)
    • Costing and price negotiations
    • Communication and management of factory capacity planning / forecasting / seasonal projections
    • Review and challenge WIP reports
    • Review product QA inspection reports; Review/resolve issues
    • Resolve vendor disputes – claims, RTV, fabric and trim liabilities
    • Onboard new vendors to Spanx requirements at each stage of development, production, packing and shipping
    • Facilitate Vendor Set Up information: NDA, Manufacturing Agreement and Shipping & Logistics Guide
    • Manage factory compliance audits through Third Party Provider; Address CAP where needed
  • Partner cross functionally with Development team (PD, Design, Tech Design, Merchandising) to achieve product development milestones, margin goals, and to resolve issues as they arise
    • Lead weekly development meeting with cross functional partners
  • Work closely with Planning on purchase order entry and updates as it relates to costing and ship date changes
  • Supervise, mentor, and develop one direct report


The successful candidate should be adaptable in using their organizational skills to prioritize tasks and should be proactive in taking ownership of various projects. Candidate should have a sense of urgency in communicating internally and externally to complete assignments on time and with accuracy. Candidate should demonstrate an ability to anticipate busy schedules and head off potential issues for the greater team. Must possess openness while problem-solving and demonstrate integrity while dealing with vendors and internal team members.

Must be willing to travel to domestic and international manufacturers.



  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in production/sourcing role
  • Understanding of product development, production, garment construction and knit fabrics
  • Understanding of garment costing/elements of costing
  • Prior managerial experience
  • Intermediate/Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with international travel to garment factories and fabric mills



  • Strong attention to detail / follow through
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize workload independantly
  • Results focused
  • Strong problem solver and strategic thinker
  • Ability to provide cross-functional leadership in terms of calendar and problem solving; Influencing skills