• Production Coordinator

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Requisition ID 2018-3082
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Production & Sourcing
  • Overview

    A Brand That's What's Now

    Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  

     

    A Workplace To Match

    We think you'll like it here. 

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, and casual work environment. Working at Express is much more than the 9 to 5. It is an opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest individuals in the fashion business doing work they are passionate about.  This is the Express Life and we’re always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!

     

    Responsibilities

    Responsible for the coordinating and executing of the production plan for Women’s Apparel, from placement of orders through to delivery of apparel product.  Manages risk and opportunity for the area alongside Production Manager.  Essential Tasks include:

     

    • Work directly with production vendors, factories, mills and suppliers on projecting seasonal volume and managing monthly capacities
    • Allocate orders according to the sourcing strategy
    • Negotiate time and actions and ensure the timelines make sense to product category lead times and milestone meetings by understanding the production management life cycle.
    • Manage on order of department and problem solve with cross functional team to ensure on time delivery
    • Manage cross-functional team in Columbus and NY to influence and drive decision making in order to meet achieve departmental goals.
    • Drive AUC through fabric and garment negotiations, knowledge of product, seasonal volume and vendor partnerships.
    • Project and manage fabric and trim positions
    • Monitor liability utilization and report to inventory control on usage.
    • Manage risk and quality control across multiple channels, including people, product, and process.
    • Ensure agility and liquidity within product category
    • Manage read & react scenarios and build test calendars
    • Manage and update all necessary departmental files
    • Attend company and departmental meetings in Columbus and New York and travel as needed
    • Work closely with Production Assistant to ensure responsibilities are met and help prioritize daily tasks as necessary.

     

    Essential Requirements 

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • 5-7 years’ experience within sourcing and/or manufacturing, preferably within apparel retail organization

     

    Preferred Requirements 

    • Strong time management, scheduling and organizational skills (multi task oriented)
    • Flexible, adaptable
    • Strong communication skills
    • Effective problem-solving ability
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Knowledge of production and production planning
    • Effective team player
    • Computer skills (Microsoft office, Web based tools)

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    Closing

    As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

     

     

    Notification to AgenciesPlease note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.

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