Senior Production Manager

Posted 3.6.24
Location
Los Angeles, CA
SENIOR PRODUCTION MANAGER
Madhappy develops and designs goods for the curious. We hope to serve as optimistic guides: cultivating community, elevating connection, and nurturing a world linked by shared experience.
About the job
We are looking to hire a full time Senior Production Manager for Madhappy.
In this position, you will be responsible for leading the production team and overseeing the production schedule. This role will play a critical role in ensuring our product optimization through our production network and vendors, while keeping in mind our master schedule and company wide objectives. You will work directly with our vendors on sourcing and garment production.
You will be a highly curious, autonomous, organized, soft skills pro with a keen eye for quality, design, cost, and timing. This individual will become the direct partner to Madhappy’s design, tech, and product development teams in bringing our products to life.
You must be based in or willing to move to Los Angeles to be considered for this position.
Responsibilities
●      This position will have two direct reports: Production Manager and Production Coordinator
●      Work closely with Production Manager to action last minute changes while maintaining calendar
●      Manage development costing with a drive to surpass IMU targets while maintaining quality and design intention
●      Negotiate all costing from raw materials to finish garments
●      Identify potential issues and present corrective action plan/suitable suggestions to avoid
●      Must build strong relationships with cross functional partners, factories, and suppliers
●      Review weekly wips and keep internal reports updated at all times
●      Schedule and review all compliance testing and 3rd party inspections
●      Review shipping documents and work to consolidate oversees shipments
●      Source and vet new suppliers
●      Attend fittings to call out anything that could affect cost or delivery
●      Work with PD on allocation of bulk orders to appropriate suppliers through consideration of available capacity, capability, workmanship and costing
●      Work on yields with marker makers/approved mini markers
About you
Qualifications
●      Ability to strive in a startup environment
●      High energy with a positive hands on management style
●      Experienced in garment washing, cut and sew knits, wovens, and outerwear
●      Excellent organization and time management skills
●      Strong understanding of domestic and international development/production
●      Excellent communication skills
●      Strong excel/reporting skills
●      Minimum of 10 years in costing
●      Experience with development a plus
●      Strong sense of urgency
●      Experience leading a small team
Characteristics
●      Be a great task master but an even greater strategist being able to find gaps and how to fill them
●      Respect and understanding of the design process and needs
●      Seek and create steps needed to execute goals
●      Have a critical mind and eye to flag potential issues
●      Able to initiate conversations, negotiate, and influence multiple personality types with respect to their needs
●      Use curiosity to learn more than what’s necessary for the task at hand so you can refine and target your execution
●      Highly independent but able to mentor and train team members
●      Passion for the brand and mental health, a plus
Benefits
●      15 days PTO annually
●      Health, dental, and vision insurance with 75% premium coverage by Madhappy
●      Retirement plans available
●      $600 quarterly health stipends
●      Employee discount and early access to products
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