Production Manager in HCM

Job Description:

The Production Managers role is responsible for overseeing & maintaining the end to end process from Bulk Fabric ordering through to final garment delivery.

This position will be assessed by production delivery in full and on time; by quality of bulk delivery and the efficient processes within the production team.

Critical Path

  • Manage the critical path for all production tasks to ensure department is working in line with requirements
  • Liaise with Design and Buying Departments to ensure production team has awareness of possible delays, that could impact the timely placement of seasonal fabric and garment/ accessories orders
  • Manage all aspects of communication in regards to production
  • Keeping suppliers aligned to the company critical path

Order Bookings

  • Manage the Factory Capacity by month to ensure orders placed are in line with capacity booked and any risks/ excess capacity is raised with Supply Chain Manager / Buying team
  • Co-ordinate the fabric bookings with fabric mills, in line with Critical Path requirements
  • Monitoring fabric order confirmations and ensuring all orders are confirmed in a timely manner
  • Ensuring fabric ready dates are in line with the delivery timing as published on the Critical Path

AP21 Data Management

  • Oversee all processes for ERP (AP21) to ensure all team members are working in line with business requirements.
  • Maintain AP21 for specific product categories-FOB Purchase Orders, CMT Production Orders and updates entered for changes made to components, yield or price, post buying stage)
  • Manage order amendments and communicate changes to factories and buying team.
  • Ensure updated contract issues to factory where there is a change that affect Price or Delivery.
  • Monitor Tech pack deadlines and alert business where deliveries are at risk if tech packs late
  • Monitor size splits to ensure they are issued in line with CP and total qty’s in line with fabric bookings
  • Oversee issue of Barcode reports (& final RRP) are sent to Suppliers at the time of issuing Size Splits

Order/ Supplier Management

  • Build solid relationships with both internal and external partners (Factories/ Mills etc.)
  • Liaise with Buying Team on any issue that will impact landed price or delivery
  • Daily tracking and communication with Offshore factories
  • Work closely with the factories to resolve any issues found in production
  • Raise any risks during production that could impact to on time delivery (to Supply Chain Manager)
  • Oversee Production Co-Ordinator’s throughout the production process (Inc retail, corporate and MTO Orders)
  • Co-Ordinate the shipment planning to ensure containers are loaded to capacity and move in line with business requirements (With Support from Snr Logistics Co-Ordinator)


  • Oversee to ensure all Pre-Production and Shipment samples rec’d by deadline and in line with quality standards.
  • Co-Ordinate the PR Sample Development to ensure samples arrive by shoot deadlines


  • Oversee Bulk Order trackers to ensure they are maintained in a timely manner (incl production status, PP sample/ Shipping samples, and confirmed delivery dates- Publish Fri
  • Maintain and report on Production schedules for Retail and Corporate production and warehouse delivery plan – Published Fri
  • Monthly Capacity Reporting by Factory
  • Monthly component reporting (AP21)
  • Quarterly review of any Liabilities design and/or Buying team


  • Run weekly Production Meeting with Team
  • Monthly Capacity review


  • Ongoing review to identify areas for department improvement with the aim to achieve efficient, accurate ways of working.
  • Other Projects as required by the business


Job Requirements:

  • 7-10 Years’ experience in a fashion production (Menswear an advantage)
  • People management
  • Prior experience in AP21 an advantage
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • High attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Highly action oriented and motivated, displaying a strong sense of urgency
  • Strategic mindset
  • Consistent commitment to provide high quality stakeholder relationships and go above and beyond
  • Exhibit problem solving skills and the ability to work autonomously
  • Positive team player that thrives in fast paced environment
  • Commitment to honesty, integrity and quality with a high work ethic


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