Manager, Production - Old Navy
Old Navy makes current American fashion essentials accessible to every family. From day one, Old Navy was a revolution. We were something the world had never seen - fabulous, affordable fashion. We didn't take ourselves too seriously, and we broke the industry's rules. We said fashion didn't have to be just for rich people - it could be for everyone. We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. Today, customers can shop for their must-have fashion essentials online as well as in one of our 1,000+ stores located globally.
When you work at Old Navy, you’re choosing a different path (and a pretty awesome one at that). We believe that style and quality should be accessible to everyone and we work hard to make that possible. Truth is, in fashion, it’s easy to be exclusive. It takes a lot more creativity, guts and drive to be inclusive. What we believe in today is exactly what we believed in when we started: we’re on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Sound good to you?
Old Navy – a brand for everyone, a place for you.
- 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
- 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
- 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, accessories preferred
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