Production Coordinator

Compensation

: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations



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POSITION SUMMARY:

Coordinate information for development of new styles from concept to production via interaction with internal and external cross functional partners and across all International channels.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fabric

* Partner with Design on initial development to execute development packages with suppliers
* Carry out raw material development to meet price, aesthetic, and quality needs. During development stage, alert Design/Merchant partners regarding necessary lead times needed
* Work with Manager/Director to ensure raw materials are executable
* Track raw materials testing, create and maintain raw materials library

Product Development

* Partner with Design to drive trends/concepts to executable samples by working with factories
* Work with Design to select fabrics and trims to meet Design aesthetics, price points, and quality needs
* Ensure compliance to T&A calendar and major milestones by working with cross-functional team; elevate issues to Manager/Director as needed
* Gather data and report development ratios to agreed to levels while meeting roadmap needs
* Adhere to sourcing strategy by partnering with Production Director before placing sample request in overseas factories
* Allocate samples and source raw materials from appropriate factories and mills
* Actively participate in key milestone meetings with Design, Production, and Merchants
* Work on alternative solutions so garments meet cost requirements from initial thru final costing; review options with Manager/Director

Production

* Interface with AEO cross functional team members to ensure approval deadlines are met
* Ensure T&A calendar and Seasonal Milestones are being met and elevate to supervisor as needed, encompassing: PLM deadline, merchant call dates, merchant PO issuance, pattern and graphic art send dates
* Procure, review and assess new cost quotes, analyze history and elevate costing challenges to supervisor for costing options/ negotiations
* Communicate daily with overseas vendors regarding style development, production and delivery information
* Review outstanding issues on Production Status, take action accordingly and elevate to Supervisor as needed
* Work with AEO Buyers/ Planners on garment cost, buys, production planning, liabilities and delivery
* Approve main label wording and country of origin information on product labeling
* Lead touch base meetings with the following teams: Color, Tech, QA, Testing, Top review, Cross Functional Team Touch Base
* Help to develop and improve tracking and record keeping systems
* Perform other duties as required inclusive of ownership of corporate special orders projects

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or equivalent
* 2-3+ years related experience; fashion categories preferred
* Ability to act as liaison between many departments and posses excellent communication and analytical skills
* Must be detail oriented, computer literate, and able to multi-task as well as have a high sense of urgency

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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