Production Manager

    Vineyard Vines
    Stamford, CT, STAMFORD, CT
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    Job Description

    Production Manager

    About us:

    vineyard vines is a highly successful, privately held, American clothing and accessory retailer founded in 1998 on Martha's Vineyard by brothers, Shep & Ian Murray. With Shep & Ian still at the helm today, vineyard vines has experienced exponential year over year growth and now operates over 100 retail locations including an outlet division, a successful e-commerce business, domestic distribution center, and expanding corporate headquarters. In addition, vineyard vines is also carried in major department stores such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdales as well as numerous specialty boutiques across the US. At vineyard vines we pride ourselves on Shep & Ian's philosophy that "every day should feel this good" and "if you're doing what you love, you'll be successful".

    Now is an exciting time to join vineyard vines. In order to keep-up with our growing and evolving business needs, we need smart and talented individuals to join on our crew to help us to drive the good life!


    The Production Manager is responsible for developing and executing seasonal product based on Design, Creative, and Merchandising's strategic visions. They are responsible for the end-to-end process beginning with product development to execution and ultimately delivery for their specified departments. They ensure all product meets vineyard vines price and quality standards from the initial material and styling stages through the manufacturing and delivery stage. The manager is able to multi-task in a fast paced environment to ensure thoughtful decisions are made and proper execution is performed in order to meet calendar and key milestone deadlines.

    You Will:
    • Be responsible for sourcing and onboarding new factories for the department as directed by the supervisor
    • Identify vendors for product development based on sourcing strategy and vendor capabilities
    • Monitor and record all development in alignment to the seasonal scorecard
    • Source and develop new fabrics and trims for the season
    • Oversee and engage in product development tasks, ie. approve labels and tags, manage development tracking charts, track pre-production approvals with design, and partner with Technical Design on the timing of development packages
    • Conduct product development review meetings for the cross-functional teams
    • Be responsible for cost and IMU for the department
    • Communicate to internal and external partners and vendors in a clear and timely manner
    • Oversee and engage in production operation, ie. issue purchase orders, and ensure all product is tested
    • Drive strategic production projects
    • Collaborate with merchants and planners on the monthly buy process
    • Collaborate with logistics on delivery concerns
    • Troubleshoot delivery and development issues
    • Identify and fulfill opportunities for process, lead-time, costing, and quality improvement
    What you bring:
    • Minimum 5 years of related experience
    • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
    • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
    • The ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
    • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities and maintain composure under pressure while remaining flexible
    • Ability to respond to change positively
    • Capable of seeing the larger picture and understanding how your role impacts and influences the larger business
    • Strong time management skills
    Every-day will feel this good because:
    • We have a fun-spirited entrepreneurial culture filled with truly "good" people
    • Every Friday we have "Fruit, Bagels, and Big Ideas" where you can learn something new from executive leaders
    • Every Wednesday in the summer we have an ice cream truck to satisfy your cravings
    • We have a fully-stocked kitchen filled with unlimited fruit, snacks, and drinks to help you stay energized while on-deck.
    • We're a dog friendly boat
    • Should you live in the city or surrounding areas and commute by train, we provide a shuttle to our office
    • We have flexible working hours to accommodate your personal life
    • We have multiple company outings as we believe spending time with the crew outside of work is part of the good life
    • We offer a generous employee discount so you can rep our lifestyle on-and-off the boat
    • We offer a competitive salary package, 401-K, commuter benefits, and paid-family leave
    • We'll invest in your career. Our company is continuing to grow and we'll give you the opportunity to do the same. You'll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company's evolving needs.
    Posting ID: 552627751Posted: 2020-03-11