Production Manager - Apparel Athleisure brands, Melbourne

Who are we? The world’s only “done with you” service at Slyletica we work with influencers and entrepreneurs looking to start their own brand.

Slyletica is a full-service fashion agency that specializes in building activewear and athleisure brands through custom manufacturing, original garment design, marketing, and brand development. Due to growth, we are looking for a Production Manager to join our team.

Reporting to the Head of Operations – we are looking for someone with an extensive background in Production within an apparel business. We are looking for someone with a strong background in Production & Shipping within an apparel business. Your role will be to manage the production processes for a small number of clients. You will also manage the production team who will support you with the administration of production and shipping to ensure all brands are delivered on time and within agreed specification. You will effectively manage workflow and communicate any issues that may prevent Slyletica from meeting deadlines.

An exceptional problem solver, you will confidently source solutions that are mutually beneficial for Slyletica and our customers; be able to negotiate effectively and build relationships with our suppliers.

  • Ensure all production, manufacturing and deliveries keep to schedule

  • Supporting clients with all aspects of local and offshore production

  • Manage the production, manufacturing, and shipping process

  • On-time and cost-effective delivery of goods

  • Coordination of order raising

  • Best rate negotiation with the supplier to achieve budgets on %

  • Monitor and enforce critical path deadlines for production, shipment and delivery dates

  • Proactively handle and resolve quality issues

  • Ensure all development requirements meet critical path timelines

  • Track fit and pre-production samples to ensure factories are submitting on time

  • Manage order amendments and communicate all changes to the team and suppliers

  • Manage, develop and mentor production coordinators

  • Develop relationships with suppliers and source new suppliers in line with fabrication developments and innovations

What We’re Looking For:

We have outlined some experience that is essential to this role – however, the real crux of this role is that we are seeking an epic communicator and problem solver, you will know how to tailor your communication across verbal and written to ensure internal stakeholders and external supports such as factories understand exactly what is needed from them to deliver product on time and you take a hands-on, glass half full approach to solving problems with innovative solutions.

  • Exceptional problem solver who can approach production issues with a commercial, objective eye

  • Previous experience in a similar production role for an apparel brand circa 7- 10 years

  • Proven critical path management experience

  • Ability to negotiate and maintain relationships with external stakeholders with a proactive nature

  • A comprehensive understanding of the production life cycle and consequently impeccable planning skills

  • Strong offshore production experience

  • Strong initiative, drive and enthusiasm

  • Experience working in a high-pressure environment with daily timelines

  • Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Superb organization and attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and self-manage time effectively

  • A ‘Can Do’ attitude with a positive outlook

  • Proven management experience developing a production team

There is a strong salary package on offer.

This is an amazing opportunity to work with an innovative, entrepreneurial business where you can make your mark in your role – with plenty of growth opportunities, the ability to work with high profile clients and businesses, and a company that places culture at the forefront of all they do, with an open door policy to Company Directors – this is one not to miss!

With strong remuneration and company benefits – we will be interviewing with urgency so don’t wait! Apply now!