Production Manager (Six month FTC)
London based (with regular travel to Buckinghamshire)
£32,000 to £42,000
I am currently recruiting an experienced Production Manager, for a hugely popular luxury UK retailer with an expanding global presence. We are looking for a highly organised individual, with a strong Production tracking background, and good technical knowledge on accessories, footwear and bags.
As Production Manager, you must demonstrate strong communication skills with the ability to work with overseas suppliers and internal colleagues at all levels. You will manage the suppliers and also work with the relevant Department leaders to develop and meet a clear and achievable sourcing strategy.
Critical path management, administration and organisational skills are all essential. You will maintain, and when possible, improve profitability, making sure there's no loss of quality and on track shipping - with ownership of the product from development until it reaches the DC.
A close relationship will also be necessary with the QC, DC, Merchandising and Product Development teams.
As Production Manager, you will provide agenda and chair weekly meetings with your Production team, ensuring actions are documented and completed. You will work with Finance on budget control and manage monthly cash flow reports.
You will source and maintain the supplier base and manage the stock in all areas, from freight consolidation, department margin, and problem solving everything related to the product development.
Skills & Experience
- A least 5 years' experience working in an international Production role within retail (either the Far East or India)
- Logistics experience essential
- Highly computer literate
- Previous experience with implementing new systems - desirable not essential
- Excellent communication and influencing skills to develop strong relationships internally and externally whilst being flexible when necessary
- Able to prioritise and allocate time effectively
- Strong team player with problem solving experience
- Highly organised and motivated
- Line management experience of direct teams and external partners
- Strong technical knowledge
- Attention to detail
This is a fantastic opportunity to become the Production Manager for an established luxury British retailer which is growing internationally; In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and excellent career progression.
£32,000 to £42,000 depending on skills and experience
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