Production Manager Luxury RTW Womens

South West London
Up to £25 per hour
Freelance

Create have teamed up with a dynamic new retailer who sell both made to order and ready to wear luxury womenswear. They add a little romance to your wardrobe with signature pretty colours, bow accents, fit and flare dresses. They are uncomplicated pieces with just the right dose of femininity and polish. As the business is growing they would like to find a Luxury experienced Production manager who can commit to a full time role. Sustainability is very important to the company.

The production managers role will involve

  • Creating and maintaining the critical path of product management from product design contribution, tech pack creation, patterns, toiles, fittings to pre-production samples.
  • Planning, organising and overseeing, collaborating internally and externally in day-to-day operations with regards to all production activities on both made to order for individual clients and ready to wear for wholesale.
  • Overseeing technical aspects of development textiles and fabrication, staying up to date on trends and innovations.
  • Managing fabric sourcing (including trade show visits) and ordering fabric and trim for any components required in the production of garments in line with the Company’s quality standards and set budgets.
  • Stock fabric management. Communicating with sales team to recommend adjusting sales strategy if necessary depending on fabric stock levels.
  • Negotiating production prices with factories for each new collection.
  • Managing factories timelines ensuring all production is delivered on time, meeting quality standards set and within budget.
  • Ad hoc factory visits ensuring quality and sustainable credentials required are being met.
  • Sourcing new cost-effective suppliers.
  • Ensuring all goods are delivered to the studio are of the highest quality and standards required.
  • Communicating and instructing seamstresses, factories, suppliers, grading service and others involved in production process.
  • Understanding new collection developments from Creative Director to ensure smooth transition from developmental stage to production stage.
  • Managing seamstress workload and priorities based on seasonal deadlines and customer service commitments.
  • Ensuring you understand the Company’s pattern cutting needs at all times and seamstress needs.
  • Line manager to part time production coordinator providing support.

We require a talented individual with:

At least 5 years proven experience running fashion production and needs to be highly detail oriented and well organized. The role requires being capable of working unsupervised in a fast paced environment and therefore requires strong common sense abilities

  • Must have experience of working and communicating with manufacturers
  • Able to proactively manage own workload and communicate advice to suppliers;
  • Good planning and organisational skills, adaptable to change and be able to meet the needs of the business;
  • Able to work to important deadlines.

This role has an immediate start and is office based.

If this role interests you please click “Apply” alternatively please send your CV to millie@createrec.co.uk.