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Role: Associate Production Manager, Import
Reports to: Senior Manager Production
Location: CV HQ, Los Angeles, CA (Silver Lake)

About Clare V.
Founded in 2008 by Clare Vivier, Clare V. is dedicated to making beautiful, chic, functional, and fun products. We make bags, accessories, clothing, and jewelry and are committed to creating a kind, collaborative workplace and building a business committed to positive change. We love to work with smart, talented people from diverse backgrounds. We are based in Frogtown, on the eastside of Los Angeles.

About the Role:
Clare V. is looking for an Associate Production Manager, Import to join our growing team! In this role, you will manage the Import Production process from seasonal handoff through final finished goods delivery, partnering with internal cross-functional teams and external overseas factories, for all categories: Handbags, Accessories and Apparel. You will report directly to the Sr. Production Manager.

Daily Management and Responsibilities:

  • Own daily management of Import Production WIP, ensuring that all PO detail, delivery and sample tracking data is maintained and accurate.
  • Daily management of import vendors, act as the main point of contact for our overseas factory partners, ensuring streamlined and effective communication to uphold quality and delivery expectations.
  • Partner with internal Teams PD, Tech and Merch/Planning to ensure departmental alignment on calendar milestones & product details from Production Handoff to Final finished goods delivery.
  • Maintain Production standards archive, tracking incoming submits and managing the review/approval of raw material submits, under the supervision of the Sr. Production Manager.
  • Work closely with production team partners on raw material needs and logistics coordination for overseas vendors to ensure timely delivery of nominated raw materials. Shipping materials when needed.
  • Partner with tech design on reviewing PP/TOP’s for handbags/apparel, when needed, and working together with the QC manager and Sr. Production manager to troubleshoot product/quality issues when they arise.
  • Own reviewing jewelry PP/TOP’s and sending comments/approvals, post handover from jewelry developer.
  • Initiate and track all inbound import bulk shipments, in coordination with freight forwarding partners.
  • Review & approve import packing lists and invoices prior to submitting to accounting.
  • When needed, troubleshoot receiving and accounting issues with the warehouse and accounting teams.

Seasonal Management and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with PD on seasonal handovers to continue to streamline the process and set up our vendors for success in production, both in quality and timeliness.
  • Initiate seasonal pre-production pass-off with import factories, ensuring clear and effective communication on approvals and follow-up action items.
  • Work closely with the Senior Production Manager and PD to ensure a streamlined and
    accurate costing process.

Other:

  • As a part of the Production team, you will play a key role in driving processes to achieve on-time deliveries, quality product, and company profitability goals.
  • You will work closely with different cross-functional partners to troubleshoot and problem solve a variety of challenges.
  • Build and foster strong factory relationships, acting as a liaison between internal stakeholders and external factory partners, while driving accountability.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience in Production or Product Development, in the
    apparel/accessories industry. Experience working with overseas vendors is required.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with the goal of continuing to gain knowledge, being a team player and building your skill set in the industry.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Intermediate Excel skills required, ERP/PLM experience preferred.

All qualified applicants should submit their resume to jobs@clarev.com or apply on LinkedIn.

Clare V. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture at Clare V. and within our Community.

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