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Production Manager - Aritzia LP

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Production Manager
Deadline: September 29, 2017
Posted: June 21, 2017

Job Description / Duties

Role: Production Manager
Salary: $60,000 – $80,000/year and Benefits (Extended Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance) + may be eligible for bonuses and salary increases, if applicable
Position: 45 hours/week, Full-time, Permanent
Location of work: Aritzia Support Office (#118-611 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1)
Number of positions: 1

The Production Manager reports to the Category Manager of Production and works closely with other Product Division personnel, including Creative Development, Planning, Buying, Inventory Control, Design, Merchandising, Technical, Quality Assurance and Production.

The Production Manager assists in managing and developing a balanced portfolio of supply chain partners who can deliver on Aritzia’s business objectives. The Production Manager also applies proven communication, creativity, industry knowledge, business acumen and leaderships skills to enhance the goals of the department.

Key responsibilities of the Production Manager will include the following:

• Business Management
• Ensuring brand Line Plans are updated with all information regarding the HOW MUCH
• Owning production files for the department
• Supporting preparation for Checkpoint Meetings
• People Management
• Supporting the Category Manager and Director in managing training and onboarding of new hires
• Leading by example using the How We Work and How We Lead principles across the department

• Updating available monthly capacity at vendors, in partnership with Sourcing
• Partnering with Sourcing to collect seasonal capacity forecasts to vendors, and passing to Category Managers to manage
• Presenting recommendations to Category Managers for allocations, based on capacity and vendor capabilities

• Supporting cross-functional brand team(s) through the development process to deliver the best quality product
• Vetting of bulk and garment test reports and flagging failures to appropriate Production Manager

• Collecting and vetting WIP reports from the vendors and reviewing with Production Managers
• Ensuring all submit comments are passed to vendors in a timely manner
• Chasing vendors on outstanding submits

• Gathering and entering all cost information in the Line Plans and SAP

• Supporting the Production team in execution of contingency and action plans during the production process
• Supporting SAP updates

Additional duties and responsibilities may be added or modified as required throughout the course of your employment.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Production Manager will possess the following qualifications:

• Completion of a university degree or college diploma in engineering, business administration, textile manufacturing, fashion merchandising or other related field
• 2+ years’ sourcing, allocation, planning, production, product development experience with a fashion apparel retail organization
• Strong understanding of and experience with garment and factory manufacturing/production methods, construction and fabrication, and sourcing
• Experience with managing product throughout its lifecycle (from concept to production to final product)
• Experience with costing, negotiation and sourcing strategies
• Experience in cost negotiations with domestic and international vendors/manufacturers
• Experience with performing cost and sales analyses, and preparing related reports; evaluating cost and quality of goods to ensure margin goals
• Ability to recognize potential production and material issues (i.e., order and delivery management, contingency planning)
• Management skills and proven ability to work effectively with cross functional/departmental partners and teams (i.e., Sourcing, Planning, and Technical design teams)
• Proven leadership abilities and excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both verbal and written
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage deadlines
• Ability and willingness to travel internationally

Salary: $60,000 – $80,000/year and Benefits (Extended Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance) + may be eligible for bonuses and salary increases, if applicable

Contact Information

Apply Now: If you are interested in an exciting career in the fashion apparel industry, please forward your cover letter, resume and portfolio, if applicable (PDF or website link) to PLEASE NOTE THE JOB TITLE AND WEBSITE IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. If you are not contacted for this position, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for your interest in Aritzia!

Employer Profile

Working at Aritzia: Aritzia’s Support Office is located on the edge of downtown Vancouver (611 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1), a city consistently recognized as one of the world’s best cities to live. Much like our boutiques, our workspace is modern and unique, and reflects our love of contemporary design. Our team consists of creative and dynamic industry professionals who love to design and promote Aritzia’s in-house brands, scope out the latest global trends, and continue learning and sharing their passion for fashion with our valued clientele – all in an environment that fosters long-term career planning and personal growth. Check us out at

Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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