Production Coordinator

Overview

This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the coordinating and executing of the production plan for Women's Apparel, from placement of orders through to delivery of apparel product. Manages risk and opportunity for the area alongside Production Manager.
  • Work directly with production vendors, factories, mills and suppliers on projecting seasonal volume and managing monthly capacities
  • Allocate orders according to the sourcing strategy
  • Negotiate time and actions and ensure the timelines make sense to product category lead times and milestone meetings by understanding the production management life cycle
  • Manage on order of department and problem solve with cross functional team to ensure on time delivery
  • Drive AUC through fabric and garment negotiations, knowledge of product, seasonal volume and vendor partnerships
  • Project and manage fabric and trim positions
  • Manage cross-functional team in Columbus and NY to influence and drive decision making in order to meet achieve departmental goals
  • Monitor liability utilization and report to inventory control on usage
  • Manage risk and quality control across multiple channels, including people, product, and process
  • Ensure agility and liquidity within product category
  • Manage and update all necessary departmental files
  • Attend company and departmental meetings in Columbus and New York and travel as needed
  • Work closely with Production Assistant to ensure responsibilities are met and help prioritize daily tasks as necessary

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 3-5 years experience within sourcing and/or manufacturing, preferably within apparel retail organization

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Strong time management, scheduling and organizational skills (multi task oriented)
  • Flexible, adaptable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective problem solving ability
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of production and production planning
  • Effective team player
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office, Web based tools)


Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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