Senior Manager, Production - Men's - Banana Republic


The Senior Manager, Production manages a Global Production Team, which is responsible for the financial and responsive execution of the strategy & direction for a single or multiple departments.  He/she manages the activities and career development of a financial and responsive management team.


  • Ensure alignment with Product Development post Mill Week meetings to understand what the product strategies are and marry that with the sourcing strategies
  • Ensure alignment with Product Development team post Raw Material reviews on any areas of concern
  • Provide GIS with flow INDC dates for each RD
  • Own partnership with Product Development on areas of concern and potential sourcing solves
  • Communicate lead times and early books to cross functional teams
  • Own alignment on RSC strategies and execution of such activities
  • Attend open issues meetings for visibility/context
  • Create AUC class level targets based on inputs from cross functional partners
  • Manage early booking meetings and execute all early bookings
  • Partner with GIS on sourcing strategies and solves
  • Own communication of 2nd books
  • Track and report all open issues
  • Manages frolling process
  • Partner with cross-functional teams and leadership on any costing concerns
  • Attends BOM details meetings
  • Executes final BOMs in PLM
  • Attends critical fitting to offer guidance with respect to costing and lead times
  • Communicates and executes 2nd and final bookings
  • Ensures AUC targets are met through sourcing solves
  • Ensures that supporting systems (ACT, PLM, TS, Prompt) are complete and accurate by the agreed deadlines
  • Attends IR
  • Investigates and resolves any issues with PO seeding
  • Partners with Trade Compliance to confirm duty rates of product
  • Executes Ad sample ordering and partners with Merch/PR to ensure timely delivery
  • Investigates all late deliveries and provides potential solutions
  • Ensures complete and accurate documentation of any 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 or equivalent
  • 6 Years Production experience
  • 4 Years People management experience
  • Manufacturing -- trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity.
  • Garment production -- production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction.
  • 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
  • Influence others
  • Negotiation skills
  • Monitor employee performance, provide feedback, and develop employees through formal and on-the-job training
  • 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
  • Emphasis on driving and influencing business processes
  • International travel required


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