This 12 month maternity contract, reporting to Head of Product will see the successful candidate being responsible for executing and delivering product developed offshore that meets the designer intent, APG & Co’s high-quality standard, target margin and delivery.
This role is across all product categories for Sportscraft womenswear.
APG & Co
A leader in the Australian fashion industry, APG & Co designs and manages Sportscraft, SABA and JAG. For over 50 years, APG & Co. has curated, grown and evolved these brands to be at the forefront of Australian fashion. We celebrate our history while allowing our brands to express themselves in contemporary, relevant and authentic ways.
We have an unwavering commitment to design and quality across all aspects of our business. This commitment, when coupled with our creativity and passion allows us to bring great brands to life in engaging and surprising ways.
APG & Co has over 1200 employees across Australia and New Zealand. This role is based in our beautiful head office in Alexandria.
The working environment is dynamic, professional and passionate. The mission: We are customer obsessed. APG & Co values and expects authentic, courageous, driven team players.
Source/develop fabric/trims and product inspiration in line with the design vision & price targets
Work closely with design team on recommendations of qualities and vendors based on the design vision
Work closely with the Technical team at development stage to ensure fabric meet our strict testing standards
Work hand-in-hand with Head of Development to ensure that the correct suppliers are selected in line with the company global sourcing strategies
Responsible for all product costings, finding solutions to ensure all product hits target margins yet remains within the design vision and our high quality standards.
Maintain current supplier relationships and identify new suppliers which will help maximize margins and help facilitate growth for the brand, always focusing on win/win relationships for both parties.
Daily communication with vendors to ensure all samples are accurate and received on time
Attend weekly WIP and update key stakeholders of any potential delays or risk to the product development and production
Negotiate costs with vendors to ensure margin requirements are met at style and category level
Ensuring all purchase orders are received and raised for factories
Fabric management of CMT orders
Production management of all FOB & CMT orders; ensuring all orders are delivered on time in full
Daily PLM management
Must be highly detail oriented, organized, have the ability to set standards and execute, as well as have priority and follow through skills, ensuring deadlines are met and critical path is maintained.
Be responsible with a make it happen attitude
Be able to make decisions under tight deadlines
Has a relevant background and/or qualifications in Design, Production, Textile or similar
Has 5 years + of professional experience in similar role w/ production experience
Is experienced in dealing with offshore suppliers and factories
Has a strong knowledge of the product cycle, product development and production timelines
Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
AP21 experience preferred but not required
Where do I sign?
This full-time role is based in our stunning head offices in Alexandria. We offer lots of flexibility to keep your work/life balance healthy, 50% discount on products, sample sales, paid parental leave, a fun, fast-paced working environment, and excellent opportunities for growth and development. Style your career in a new direction and apply now.