Product Manager - Intermediate

Infotech Sourcing - San Francisco, California

Job Title: Product Manager - Intermediate (TL) (9446029)

Location: San Francisco, California

Duration: 6 month W2 contract

Leading retail company

The Associate Production Manager actively participates as a member of a Global Production Team, which is responsible for the financial and responsive execution of the strategy & direction for a single or multiple departments. He/she works closely within a cross-functional team that includes; Product Development, Gap Inc. Sourcing (GIS), Merchandising, Tech Services, and IM and Allocation, responsible for strategies to support financial and responsive Production Management.


1. Product Strategy Management

Review and Recommend costing opportunities related to country placement, i.e., e-sourcing, Duty Free sourcing, etc.

Partner with Manager to execute fabric platforms and responsive supply chain styles

Participate in crafting Seasonal Sourcing document, in partnership with Manager & Product Development team.

Participate in monthly in-store quality assessment visits and partner with Assistant Product Development to write recaps.

2. Seasonal Management

a. Production Management

Prepare final order placement recap to review with manager.

Confirm program placement with sourcing channels.

Support an action plan for post-placement open issues to drive to closure.

Compile data for production hindsight package.

b. Financial Management

Partner with manager and cross functional team to execute Placeholder, chase and fast track strategies.

Partner with cross functional teams to maintain Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Rapid Response (RR) initiatives per department.

Gather information on liabilities and present solutions to Manager.

3. People and Relationship Management

Create teams and partnerships across functions.

Manage Self-Development by:

1.Scheduling training and educational opportunities for (e.g., factory visits, system/IT training, forms and reports).

2.Develop relationship with mentors, peers, and all sourcing channels.


1) Knowledge & skills:

Knowledge of:

Manufacturing, trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction

Cross-functional inter-dependencies.


Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, web-based applications;

Effectively communicate in written and verbal form

Detail oriented with strong follow through

Organize and prioritize multiple projects

Have a sense of urgency in managing time and accomplishing tasks

Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills

Use basic retail math needed to determine costs, margins and turn

Influence others; Negotiation skills

Monitor employee performance, provide feedback, and develop employees through formal and on-the-job training

Create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals

Ability to react to change

Solicit feedback/self-development

Make effective presentations

Emphasis on driving and influencing business

Understand the principles of apparel manufacturing and apparel costing

2)Minimum educational level:

4 Year Bachelor’s Degree preferred

3)Minimum experience:

2 Years Production experience

Posted On: Friday, August 30, 2019

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