Manager, Production - Banana Republic Factory Stores


  • Identify new factories or expand facilities of existing factory base in the growing countries
  • Support and provide information to 3 year plan
  • Identify and evaluate possible vendors for specific program
  • Collect and provide market information on factory capacity/loading
  • Vendor relationship

Pre-Production Management:

  • Partner with Fabric department to provide input to US on market trend and new quality, to recommend alternatives and to confirm US requirements on fabric development
  • Direct seasonal sample making strategy
  • Manage the costing package program
  • Develop the production placement plan & fabric reservations
  • Confirm price orders for regular and ongoing placement
  • Help negotiation to achieve target price
  • Production Management:
  • Provide information and recommendations relating to chargebacks and discounts
  • Manage liabilities
  • Coaching and troubleshooting
  • Manage product integrity and order specifications compliance.
  • Approve lab dips, dye lots, washing effect, hand feel and shade bands
  • Monitor/ensure on-time delivery
  • Alert DMM of high risk potential order problems
  • Negotiate with factories on critical order/production specifications, e.g. delivery date
  • Keep DMM abreast of issues as they arise
  • Manage flow




  • Hire and develop people
  • Recognize individuals
  • Set individual and team goals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in conversational Spanish
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good people management/delegation skills
  • Strong team orientation
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years apparel production/sourcing experience

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