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Product Commercialization Production Manager

Product Commercialization Production Manager

Job ID 
2017-2390
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 
10/23/2017
Category 
Operations

More information about this job

Overview

 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.

Responsibilities

  • End to End Product Management, New product categories
  • Work closely with Merchandising on identifying Sourcing base for Lifestyle items (ex: accessories, personal care, coffee mugs, hats, etc.)
    • Manage daily individual supplier relationships as it relates to:
    • Onboarding new vendors to Spanx requirements at each stage of development, sampling, production, packing and shipping; Facilitating Vendor Set Up information: NDA, Manufacturing Agreement and Shipping & Logistics Guide
    • Executing and delivering on all key TNA dates and development deadlines (commit dates, production start dates, delivery dates, photo shoot dates, etc.)
    • Writing and updating purchase orders
    • Sampling, costing and price negotiations
    • Communication and management of factory capacity planning / forecasting / seasonal projections
    • Reviewing and challenging WIP reports
    • Managing product testing and product compliance
    • Managing factory compliance audits through Third Party Provider; Address CAP where needed
    • Requesting QA inspections and review product QA inspection reports; Review/resolve issues
    • Resolving vendor disputes – claims, RTV, raw materials liabilities
  • Partner with Merchandising to achieve margin goals and to resolve issues as they arise

 

The successful candidate should be adaptable in using their organizational skills to prioritize tasks and should be proactive in taking ownership of various projects, various product categories. 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.

 

Reports to: Senior Director, Production

 

Qualifications

Education/Experience

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in production/sourcing role
  • Understanding of product development and production
  • Understanding of garment costing/elements of costing
  • Production experience in Intimate Apparel, Accessories, or Personal Care preferred
  • Intermediate/Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with international travel to garment factories and fabric mills


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

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