Assistant Manager, Global Production - Banana Republic


The Assistant Production Manager actively participates as a member of a Global Production Team, which is responsible for the financial and responsive execution of the strategy & direction for a single or multiple departments. 


  • Supports alignment with Product Development post Mill Week meetings to understand what the product strategies are and marry that with the sourcing strategies
  • Supports alignment with Product Development team post Raw Material reviews on any areas of concern
  • Helps to provide GIS with flow INDC dates for each RD
  • Partner with Product Development to identify areas of concern and potential sourcing solves
  • Assist in communication of lead times and early books to cross functional teams
  • Supports alignment on RSC strategies and execution of such activities
  • Helps to coordinate early booking meetings and execution of early bookings
  • Supports partnership with GIS on sourcing strategies and solves
  • Assists with communication of 2nd books
  • Track and report all open issues
  • Assists with frolling process, helping to identify on any costing concerns
  • Attends BOM details meetings
  • Supports the execution of final BOMs in PLM
  • Attends critical fitting to offer guidance with respect to costing and lead times
  • Assist with communication and execution of 2nd and final bookings
  • Ensures that supporting systems (ACT, PLM, TS, Prompt) are complete and accurate by the agreed deadlines
  • Help to research any issues with PO seeding
  • Supports partnership with Trade Compliance in order to confirm duty rates of product
  • Coordination of Ad sample ordering and partners with Merch/PR to ensure timely delivery
  • Help to investigate all late deliveries and identify potential solutions
  • Documents delivery changes in the change log and communicates to cross-functional teams as necessary
  • Documents and executes all RSC related activities (pre-season and in-season)


  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 1 Year General work experience
  • Manufacturing, trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction
  • Cross-functional inter-dependencies.
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, web-based applications;
  • Effectively communicate in written and verbal form
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through
  • Organize and prioritize multiple projects
  • Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks
  • Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills
  • Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn
  • Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
  • Ability to react to change
  • Solicit feedback/self-development
  • Make effective presentations
  • Understand the principles of apparel manufacturing and apparel costing


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