Production Coordinator – New York, NY

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.

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