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Production Manager

Love To Dream

Love To Dream

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024
  • Market-leading and award-winning Australian company
  • Global e-Commerce business, scaling up for significant growth
  • Dynamic, friendly, flexible team environment – great culture
  • Convenient location in Green Square / Zetland

Love to Dream is looking for a highly organised, goal orientated Production Manager to join our growing, dynamic business. This full time position sits within our Production team, where you will be become an integral part of the team, focusing on the successful procurement and delivery of the Love To Dream baby product range to specified deadlines.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Create workable critical path/production garment schedules to ensure all orders will be delivered on time in full and to 100% quality expectation (Manufacturing outside of China)
  • To ensure suppliers and all parties understand and agree with the Production Schedule to ensure on time delivery while meeting quality expectations
  • Cost management, knowledge of CMT pricing to negotiate FOB terms.
  • Working with Design and Merchandising teams on target margins
  • To ensure the LTD colour and quality standard is achieved 100% through effective implementation of thorough quality control procedure and processes.
  • Arrange and oversee all samples stages checking and generating approval comments by QA manager in-country
  • Review sampling and bulk fabric testing report and know how to act on results if required
  • Overseeing all bulk label and packaging orders to ensure delivery schedule is achieved
  • Liaise with QC and 3rd party inspection company to help co-ordinate inline and final inspections, review the reports and act accordingly
  • Review sealer samples (construction and trim) for inspection purpose (attach coloured tags to approved samples and send back to the suppliers.)
  • Review sample garment inspection and lab test reports and act accordingly
  • Liaise with LTD approved textile mills on sample and bulk fabric procurement and testing
  • Manage all supply chain costs via the PLM system
  • Work with the Shipping coordinator to support on time shipment handover date in country

About you - Qualifications and Experience:

To be successful in this role, you will bring the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in Garment Production and Fabric Management with Mills
  • Relevant tertiary education in Fashion & Textile Design and Development
  • Critical path management skillset
  • Knowledge of the garment and fabric development process
  • Ability to problem solve through costing, fabric sourcing, sampling, and bulk production
  • Excellent knowledge of garment construction, sewing techniques and specification
  • Garment production and import/export business knowledge
  • Strong negotiator and good relationship builder
  • Strong garment fit skills & communication with overseas suppliers
  • Illustrator and photoshop skills advantageous
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word)
  • PLM and Netsuite experience is advantageous
  • Knit fabric and babywear knowledge would be advantageous

Personal Attributes:

  • Willingness and energy to get the job done transparently
  • Optimistic, can-do attitude
  • Extremely organised and a good project manager
  • Goal oriented
  • Team oriented
  • Respectful and co-operative with supply chain

Let's talk about the team:

Love to Dream is an Australian-owned business founded in 2008 by Hana-Lia Krawchuk who invented the Swaddle UP to help babies achieve better, longer and safer sleep. The first range of innovative swaddles and sleepwear hit the stores of Sydney and sold out in two weeks. Fifteen years later, Love to Dream has established the baby sleep category, is the market leader in Australia, and sells over 500 SKUs, in 40+ countries globally.

In 2019, Quadrant Private Equity’s Growth Fund invested in Love to Dream, enabling the business to scale up at a significant pace both locally and internationally. As part of this Love To Dream’s DTC operations have been launched across China, UK, EU and the US over the last three years, along with creation of global teams based in the UK and US to build wholesale and distributor partnerships core to the omnichannel expansion strategy.

At Love To Dream we are continuing to expand our presence globally with the vision of becoming the #1 global baby and toddler sleep brand, providing better sleep, bigger dreams and a brighter world.

What’s in it for you?

We believe diversity of thought fuels innovation, which is why we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of their gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, intersex status or age.

Love To Dream offers:

  • A high-growth, rapidly changing organisation
  • Opportunity to add real value to the organisation’s growth and success
  • Dynamic, friendly, flexible team environment – great culture
  • Great salary package with potential for growth and advancement
  • Birthday Leave
  • Commitment to your professional growth and development

Come join us, bring your whole self to work, create new possibilities for you, your customers and your community and help us create a Best Place To Work!