An exciting, entrepreneurial opportunity, Southwick is in the midst of a brand relaunch. Founded in 1929 in Lawrence, MA, Southwick was the inventor of the “Natural Shoulder” sportscoat. We are using the incredible history of Southwick and dedication to “Made in the USA” apparel to build on the brand’s legacy. Owned by Brooks Brothers, Southwick will move from supplier to brand starting with the Spring 2020 season.
The diversity of our operations has recently created an opportunity for a Product Coordinator located at our Southwick factory location. The Product Coordinator, under minimum supervision, plans, orders and monitors status of product samples and fabrics used in production.
Initiates and tracks samples to meet required time schedule as dictated by the merchandise and production plan for each season
Procures and tracks sample and bulk fabric and trim according to seasonal merchandise and production plan requirements
Maintains and oversees material flow from suppliers to provide responsive and uninterrupted service while maintaining required inventory turns
Manages internal and external financial and inventory processes; including interaction with Accounts Payable/Credit, Receiving and mill communication
Notifies internal department on status of material procurements, especially when the lack /quality of materials could affect the performance of business and manufacturing operations
Interfaces with customers’ needs to facilitate their order requirements
Establishes and enforces supply agreements and contracts with established suppliers to ensure materials quality and service are maintained
Assists product development process in sourcing and costing materials from new and preferred suppliers, including creating and distributing product costing for each style and season
Keeps abreast of the latest developments in purchasing and building services functions, through reading, attendance at seminars, etc.
Performs such similar, comparable and related duties as may be required
Skills & Requirements:
College level knowledge of merchandising typically acquired through the attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree in Merchandising or a related field and a working level knowledge in the use of a personal computer and applicable software is require
Specific work experience is not mandatory; planning experience in the apparel industry is helpful
Attention to detail; ability to deal with people at all organizational levels; strong administrative, organizational, planning and oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with MS Excel spreadsheets and company’s ERP system
Extra hours may be required
Send your resume along with a cover letter to include your salary requirements. Golden Fleece Manufacturing is proud to offer our Associates a competitive hourly rate, a fulfilling work environment, special benefits to include a generous discount to any Brooks Brothers store, and a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development.