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Apparel Production Manager

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@wildfang.com

This position is Full-Time and Portland, OR based


Who We Are:

We are Wildfang. Started in 2013, we had grown tired of asking: Are real pockets revolutionary? Is it too much to ask for a button-up without boob gap? Why is the fashion industry still clinging to outdated gender norms that serve no one? In answering these questions, WILDFANG was born. We’re on a mission to rethink gender norms and how they show up in fashion. We embrace our masculine, our feminine, and our everything in between. We are a  small, but fast growing DTC fashion brand famous for coveralls, blazers, and more available at our .com site as well as our 2 retail stores. 

Who You Are:

In this highly dynamic and fast-paced environment, the  WILDFANG PRODUCTION MANAGER will be the leader in driving  production from development thru to manufacturing. You will manage the Go-To-Market calendar,  implement and improve both internal and external tools and processes, and maintain strong partner communication and relationships. You will partner cross functionally with Design, Merch, Ops, + Growth to develop product that is on-time, on-brand, and on-budget. 


Responsibilities + Duties:

  • Develop and drive multi-track production calendars. Work with internal and external partners on timing and action deliverables that m back to Wildfang GTM calendar 
  • Ensure deadlines and deliveries are met. Be proactive in managing the internal team and processes, eliminating potential roadblocks and keeping us on calendar
  • Analyze and strategize lead times for new production & reorders, and implement into GTM calendar . Establish standards, monitor changes, and highlight and act upon opportunities within vendors lead times
  • Map and manage strategies for speed to market throughout the production process, including booking greige and factory capacity, as well as other creative or industry best practice solutions 
  • Create, implement and drive scalable process and tools to optimize efficiencies and fuel centralized information and communication
  • Establish and manage Wildfang product libraries including but not limited to trims, materials, patterns, and specs.
  • Manage product testing as well as Quality Analysis process/standards with factory + fulfillment partners
  • Create, manage and monitor product shipping guidelines and specifications
  • Create and manage costing sheets, work with design team to ensure products are hitting/exceeding FOB targets
  • Research and build relationships with new and existing vendors to ensure roadmap for future development and drive towards more sustainable practices
  • Establish and maintain healthy and effective relationships with current vendors to maximize our ability to build and deliver WILDFANG product at margin and on time

 

Requirements: 

  • Portland,OR based
  • 3-4 years of experience in product/garment development and production
  • Sewing/garment construction knowledge, specifically in wovens
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with vendors, suppliers, shippers, and customers.
  • Demonstrate expertise in Production Lead-times globally and use the knowledge to challenge vendors, working to reduce when possible
  • Excellent communication, organization,project management and planning skills
  • Proven ability to work independently, identify opportunities for improved efficiency, and lead cross-functional process improvement
  • Flexibility and positive attitude in a constantly changing environment
  • Experience managing external partners
  • PLM system experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Values-driven
  • Flexible location (within the Portland Metro area)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Apparel discounts