Top Drawer Merch – Production Manager (US)

Top Drawer Merch is a merchandise company that works with some of today’s most prolific musicians, music festivals, and other brands. It pushes a youthful corporate culture that thrives on individual empowerment.

The ideal candidate shows equal passion and knowledge of apparel development and production, with experience in both domestic and international manufacturing. We operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and this role is crucial to the ongoing success of the business. The individual needs to be creative, detail-oriented, organized, and vocal about ideas to improve processes and communication between teams.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establish and monitor time and action calendars to hit target delivery dates and negotiate costs to meet target margin goals, suggesting alternatives when relevant
  • Work closely with design and sales teams to ensure tech packs and artwork files are comprehensive and clear, and meet the product’s goals for quality, cost, and delivery
  • Communicate with vendors daily from development request throughout final delivery, to ensure product arrives on time for right price and the highest quality
  • Maintain accurate reporting within project management software so the entire team has accurate visibility to the status of projects
  • Thoroughly check all artwork and tech pack details to ensure they are accurate and will execute correctly according to what was approved by the client
  • Use experience and knowledge to help guide sales team with regard to production and printing capabilities and limitations
  • Develop and implement strategic organizational processes to improve efficiency and success of the business
  • Manage remote PAs and contribute to their success by educating them and providing appropriate constructive feedback when necessary
  • 4+ years of integrated production or development experience in the fashion industry or similar physical goods manufacturing
  • Must possess strong knowledge of costing, garment construction, and printing techniques
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to details
  • Must have reliable transportation to visit local vendors when needed
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills

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