Associate Production Manager, Women's Active & Swim

Old Navy
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 12 days ago
Full timeProduct Design & Development
About the Role

The Associate Production Manager supports the Production Management team, which is responsible for the financial and responsive execution of the strategy & direction for a single or multiple departments. He/she works closely within a cross-functional team that includes; Product Development, Gap Inc. Sourcing (GIS), Merchandising, Planning, Allocation and Tech Services responsible for strategies to support financial and responsive Production Management. This role reports into a Sr Manager/Manager of Production Management.

What You'll Do
  • Develop and manage relationships cross functionally and with overseas partners
  • Manage self development by scheduling training and educational opportunities (e.g., factory visits, system/IT training, forms and reports) and develop relationship with mentors, peers and all sourcing channels
  • Hindsight Fabric Platform, and DDB  effectiveness in order to utilize the best strategies for the department
  • Identify DDB opportunities and collaborate with xfunctional teams and GIS to finalize
  • Need to understand T&A’s, timelines, and product pipeline
  • Need to be able assess risk and liability
  • Manage in season responsive dates and handoffs for all markets
  • Manage in season late dels,
  • Manage in season production/order changes
  • Provide final booking direction to GIS
  • Resolve open issues posts final bookings 
  • Facilitate weekly production update with cross-functional team
  • Partner with sourcing channels and internal cross-functional teams to manage calendar adherence
  • Analyze large sets of data to be able to present findings and recommendations to cross functional teams
  • Communicate and collaborate monthly liabilities with cross functional teams 
  • Review Open To Buy issues identified by merchandising and execute an action plan to achieve financial goals with manager input
  • Execute Vendor Management Inventory (VMI) and DDB initiatives to react to business needs
  • Prepare and execute Placeholder, chase and/or fast track strategies
Who You Are
  • 2-4 years production experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing – trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity
  • Knowledge of Garment production – production cycle timeline, fabric, and garment construction
  • Self starter
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, web-based applications
  • Effectively communicate in written and verbal form
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through
  • 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
  • Participate in a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
  • Make effective presentations
  • Emphasis on driving and influencing business processes

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