Production Manager, MFO, LA

Job Location US-CA-Los Angeles
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Luxe yarns and a minimalist aesthetic have defined the Vince heritage since the brand’s inception in 2002. Designed in California and crafted using innovative fabrications and techniques, Vince infuses urban utility and modern sensibility into signature, luxury fundamentals. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. Vince is headquartered in New York City and operates 41 full-price retail locations, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site,


Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits.


Position Description:


The Production Manager, MFO plays a key role in managing, planning, pre-production, costing and seasonal deadlines for the department. This role will work closely with Design, Product Development and Merchandising to achieve margin goals while maintaining the integrity of the product and meeting quality expectations. 


Organizational Structure:


The Production Manager, MFO reports directly to the Director of Production.


  • Partner with Design and Merchandising to achieve target cost margin through raw material selection and allocation
  • Build and manage seasonal Time-In-Actions with suppliers to meet seasonal deadlines for development and procurement
  • Review seasonal RM and trim selections with Design and Merchandising
  • Ensure testing protocols are established and adhered
  • Advise Merchandising/Sales on delivery/margin challenges as they arise
  • Issue preliminary piece goods PO’s to mill/tannery as needed and confirm bookings
  • Track, receive and confirm sales bookings at various stages
  • Handle final cost negotiation with factory as soon as orders have been passed
  • Collect forms and buy confirmations from factories. Manage purchase order setup, including size breakdowns.
  • Oversee hand-off’s with Product Development and suppliers.
  • Receive all signed standards and pass to factory in a timely manner.
  • Build department’s work-in-process report from pre-production through production.
  • Collect and manage weekly WIP reports from factory
  • Drive weekly cross functional meetings covering pre-production and production deliverables.
  • Provide a detailed review of weekly WIP reports with all members of factory management.
  • Troubleshoot with key personnel on problematic styles before they become larger issues.
  • Actively review Sales bookings against cancel dates and production in distribution center dates
  • Alert Merchandising and Customer Service of problems and resolutions as they arise
  • Ensure system dates are met or appropriate changes are made
  • Collect seasonal testing from testing laboratory prior to factory shipments
  • Track top of production samples, ensure that they are received in a timely manner and meet expectations.
  • Monitor factory ship dates and PO close dates
  • Receive packing slips, update WIP report, and track open balances
  • Ad-hoc projects as assigned


  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in product development or production experience
  • Must have experience working with factories directly
  • Must have the ability to drive change through leadership skills across multiple departments
  • Must be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Must have strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize workload in order to meet all objectives
  • Must have proven interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a cross-functional team, and be able to influence and interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Must have demonstrated success in both written and verbal communication
  • Must have excellent communication, analytical, decision-making, trouble-shooting, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Applications




The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package. 


Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.


Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V


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