Senior Production Coordinator

South East London
£40k – £45k
Permanent

Create have partnered with a Luxury Uniform supplier who are currently looking for an experienced Senior Production Coordinator to join the team. The candidate needs a luxury, formal background with the ability to work across both Menswear, Womenswear and Accessories and be able to fully manage the production across multiple garment types and worldwide factory locations. Experience required is from Luxury and RTW Brands as opposed to Supplier. This role also includes the project management of Webshop clients within the business.
This role is not for the faint hearted and requires skill, resilience, multi-tasking, expertise and speed. They are looking for a calm and collected type of personality who has good people skills, ideally someone who is ready for a challenge and want’s to fully commit to a role that requires huge commitment. As a Senior Production Coordinator, you will be required to manage the full production process from the handover at pre-production stage through to delivery to client and off-site client fittings. Multiple projects run alongside each other so the candidate must be extremely organised and be a good communicator. You may have one direct report so management experience is required.
You will be the main point of contact and will oversee the project management for key accounts linked into the Webshop, so a good understanding of how to interact with our Clients is essential. You will ensure garments are manufactured and delivered in adherence to the critical path to the required standard across multiple product categories.
You will be the main point of contact for production with our vendors, mills and trim suppliers, and will liaise with them on a daily basis ensuring requests and deliveries are met according to the critical path.

The role:

• Full time position
• Permanent contract
• The role is Senior Production Coordinator and is at a senior level reporting into the Chief Operating Officer
• You will work from our Waterloo studio so must live within commutable distance
• There may be one direct report
• A multi-product Senior Production Coordinator, working across a wide range of vendor and raw material suppliers with a strong knowledge of all production techniques and processes
• The role is managing the garment production including raw material placement and delivery from the pre-production stage through to delivery to client and roll out including client off-site fitting
• Complete responsibility for meeting production key dates in accordance to critical path requirements across multiple projects running consecutively including client reorders
• Managing the process of purchasing and delivery of bulk raw materials from suppliers to
vendors according to critical path deadlines including creation and management of purchase orders and QC approval of bulk RM swatches
• Responsible for managing weekly production meetings with Technical and Product Development teams and reporting to the COO any issues/delays that may impact on delivery
• Creating and managing project supporting excel documents to achieve on-time garment delivery including, Rangeplans, Fabric Ordering Tracker, Vendor Sizing documents, Production Tracker and Excess Raw Material Tracker
• Planning and placing capacity bookings with vendor base
• Assisting in the management of client fitting session (off-site), including document set up and management, fitting individual employees, and managing collection and re-delivery of altered garments
• Documenting and updating all excess RM stock levels at vendors on master trackers
• Arranging inspection of bulk production and ensuring quality prior to shipment
• Liaising daily with manufacturers across Europe and worldwide, building and maintaining positive relationships with supplier base
• Resolving issues that arise during the manufacturing process, offering multiple resolutions to solve issues that arise
• Managing shipment of bulk garment deliveries into warehouse/bulk RM deliveries to factories. Negotiating and cross cost price to reduce shipping costs
• Oversee the studio administrator dispatching production samples/trims from studio to vendor
• Main contact for the Webshop clients, including resolving account, delivery and stock queries, the returns process, and managing the set up for new Webshop clients

Candidate:

• Significant production experience required at a senior level
• Have the experience and confidence to lead and drive this area of the business
• You may have one direct report so will have managed employees in previous roles
• Confident and not afraid to pick up the phone to get efficient and quick answers
• Highly organised with great time management skills
• Product knowledge across wide range of categories including garment construction, fitting and production methods
• High-level Excel skills required, and an understanding of Illustrator beneficial but not essential
• Must have experience within a luxury and premium brand or high-end high street retailer
• Garment testing and uniform production techniques experience a benefit though not essential
• Excellent social and communication skills required
• You will be a problem solver and decision maker offering multiple resolutions to solve issues that arise during the production process
• Motivated and ability to work in a team or independently
• Strong communications skills with a clear and professional approach
• Calm but assertive and a driven leader who stays calm under pressure
• Professional, dedicated, hardworking and a committed person
• You will be passionate, hardworking, and accountable for your role.
• Able to work with minimal direction

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