Senior Production Coordinator

Overview

Grounded in versatility and powered by a styling community, Express is a modern, multichannel apparel and accessories brand whose purpose is to Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression. Launched in 1980 with the idea that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express has been a part of some of the most important and culture-defining fashion trends. The Express Edit design philosophy ensures that the brand is always 'of the now' so people can get dressed for every day and any occasion knowing that Express can help them look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel.

The Company operates over 500 retail and outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the express.com online store and the Express mobile app. Express, Inc. is comprised of the brands Express and UpWest, and is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information, please visit www.express.com .

Responsibilities

Responsible for coordinating and executing the production plan for a specific product type(s), from placement of orders through delivery of product. Manages risk and opportunity for the area at a more independent role. Typically reports to Production Manager with at least one direct report.
  • Execute annual sourcing strategy to the factory level for multiple departments. Deliver to internal and external partners.
  • Project and manage factory monthly capacities to cover business needs.
  • Manage fiscal responsibility for fabric and trim liability processes, as the business requires.
  • Negotiate time and action calendars /ensure accuracy through clear understanding of product management life cycle and seasonal strategies.
  • Manage risk and quality across multiple channels: people, product, and process.
  • Manage on order and ensure on time delivery of product
  • Ensure agility and liquidity within product categories, as the business requires.
  • Lead through influence to help drive decision making in order to achieve departmental goals. Support change and maximizing the efforts of others through clear goals & objectives.
  • Drive average unit cost through product knowledge, leverage of seasonal volume, and vendor partnerships
  • Inspire, Motivate and Develop Talent: Lead and manage daily responsibilities of Production Coordinator and/or Production Assistant to prepare for "Next". Assess and provide regular performance feedback against company goals & values.
  • Partner with all cross functional members in Columbus and New York as the business requires supporting the larger team and initiatives
  • Attend company and departmental meetings. Some travel required as necessary

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 5-7 years' experience in sourcing or manufacturing; preferably within the apparel industry

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Strength with time management and organizational skills (multi task oriented)
  • Flexible, adaptable
  • Proactive thinker
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Effective problem solving ability
  • Knowledge of production and production planning
  • Effective team player
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office, Web based tools, Tradestone/Bamboo Rose)


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.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.