Production

Whether its Chantilly lace from France or Swarovski crystals from Austria, our Production team gather it from all corners of the world and bring it together in our factories to create the gorgeous pieces you see gracing our Agent Provocateur stores. They track and trace the progress of each line, provide live updates on when it’s ready and ensure that orders are on time for product drops. Life moves fast in Production!

All these positions are based in-house at our stylish London Head Office located at 154 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R5AB.

 
 

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Production Administrator

Agent Provocateur are hiring for a Product Administrator to support the Junior Production Manager in administrating the production lifecycle from order placement to delivery and to assist in ensuring the on time delivery of all ranges from Creating purchase order to final QC check in the warehouse.

Key Responsibilities

Purchase orders

  • Ensure style set up on all item cards is accurate on dynamics
  • Raising new Purchase Orders & actioning amendments when necessary in a concise and timely manner in accordance to the global critical path
  • Review and check all POs with Junior Production Manager
  • Placing POs with the relevant supplier
  • Manage order confirmation and del date confirmation with our suppliers
  • Support the Junior Production Manager in ensuring the Seasonal Launch Calendar is set up with all information from factories at start of order placement of all product
  • Booking raw materials and components as needed
  • Issuing price changes to purchase orders once agreed by the business
  • Supporting on special projects and bespoke items ensuring purchase orders are raised in timely manner and all major milestones are met
  • Manage barcode creation and distribution for any suppliers that require it

On time delivery

  • Collate weekly updated Critical Paths from factories to ensure all trigger dates are met on designated phases and participate in weekly conference calls alongside the Production Coordinator
  • Weekly team meeting with Production Coordinator to feedback updates from the factories in order to make sure that the launch calendar and dynamics are representative of production status
  • Supporting the Production Coordinator with the approval and administrating of lab dips and bulk submissions
  • Liaising with the Logistics team to ensure that stock is picked up in agreed time frame to achieve on time delivery
  • Manage on time delivery of the press samples for all divisions with the support of the Production Coordinator
  • Assist with the management of all new marketing/packaging developing within the timelines required for production
  • Manage on time delivery of the press samples for all divisions with the support of the Production Coordinator
  • With the support of the production director request, approve and file all compliance and factory audit reports by supplier and ensure annual review completed
  • Adding fabric compositions, type and weight to retail item cards on dynamics

AQL

  • Communicate directly with the warehouse ensuring stock is QCed in a timely manner. Work with merchandising to ensure all urgent deliveries are flagged to the warehouse
  • Ensure all AQL results are reported to the required departments and any failed are reported to the technical team for further action
  • Assist with the arrangements of any unit movements between HQ and the warehouse
  • Update AQL status on global delivery report
  • Management of gold seals shipment to warehouse and logging these back against the bulk PO on the system

General Admin

  • Invoice Management on a weekly basis
  • Supporting the general admin of the team

Labelling and trim management

  • With the support of the Production Coordinator review/analyse and discuss ranges being sent to China with the Merchandising team at the start of the season
  • Manage time line of labelling and testing procedure with suppliers to ensure product is ready in accordance to critical path
  • Check test reports to understand any issues that ensue and work with the testing houses to proactively solve these
  • Ensure all results are recorded and any issues raised to Production Coordinator
  • For any suppliers that require it, assist with sending out samples for testing and ordering global labels
  • Manage all label and trim requirements and new developments with label suppliers with the support of the Production Coordinator
  • Work with the Production Coordinator to ensure the label suppliers are set with projections for the upcoming season ensuring stock levels fulfil business needs

Key Relationships

  • Product Development Team
  • Merchandising Team
  • Design Team
  • Technical Team
  • Finance Team
  • Marketing Team

Junior Production Manager


We have a rare opportunity for a Junior Production Manager to join our Production Development and Production team!

 

Reporting to the Head of Production Development and Production, this role will be responsible for managing the production lifecycle from order placement to delivery and ensure the on time delivery of all ranges and products. You will ensure that the final product reflects the brand essence of Agent Provocateur.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Critical Path Management

  • Responsible for driving weekly CP meeting – obtain weekly supplier updates and publishing of weekly top line Delivery Schedule for Management
  • Work with fabric and trim suppliers to understand in depth all lead times, pricing and minimums so that ex-mill dates and ex-factory dates are realistic for launch
  • Work closely with the Head of Product Development & Production on all production issues providing proactive solutions
  • Drive development handover meetings and be sure all key information obtained to ensure on time delivery
  • Ensure that the fit schedule reflects the launch date priorities at CP meetings
  • Ensure Logistics team are aware of all purchase orders, ex-factory dates and priorities
  • Ensure that gold seal approval in timely manner and keep supplier and Logistics updated on shipment approvals
  • Travel to suppliers as necessary to drive on time delivery

 

Purchase Order Management

  • Manage production cost sheet, reviewing final prices with Head of Product Development & Production
  • Liaise with Merchandise partners to ensure that size backs and agreed quantities handed over in accordance to agreed timelines
  • Support with raising Purchase Orders on Dynamics system as needed from time to time (i.e., holiday coverage)
  • Final review of Purchase Orders for Merchandise authorisation
  • Manage all Purchase Order roll out with suppliers ensuring all clear and correct
  • Manage coordination of all reorders with raw material lead times to increase speed to market
  • Manage authorisation and PO amendments for any cost price changes
  • Share forecasts with label and swing ticket suppliers as needed
  • Closely monitor bulk trims sheet from suppliers so there is no delay to deliveries
  • Manage the outcomes of fit meetings with Technical team and identify issues that will affect on time delivery for Management review.
  • Ensuring that all components reach the required testing standards and testing of all bulk materials to ensure they achieve base test reports passed over by development team.
  • Liaise with Technical on testing protocol so that product is correctly tested and compositions are identified to Merchandising & Franchise/Wholesale for product setup at the right time

 

Team Management

  • Manage and support a Production Administrator, ensuring goals and objectives are set and annual appraisals completed
  • Ensure the Production team are set daily tasks and adhere to set timelines

 

AQL Management

  • Liaise with Technical team to prioritise weekly AQL audits with the guidance of merchandising
  • Manage supplier charge back for any additional audits
  • Manage the communication with the warehouse staff on all audits
  • Work with the technical team on all quality issues to ensure timely problem solving

 

What we are looking for:

  • Ideally, you will already be in a similar Production role
  • Experience within lingerie, RTW or luxury environment would be highly advantageous
  • Understanding of lace and embroidery
  • Knowledge of garment and fabric testing, according to government requirements
  • Previous management experience would be ideal
  • Excellent communicator at all levels and confident negotiator
  • Strong attention to detail and adaptable to change
  • Experience using Dynamics would be desirable, not essential

 

This is a great opportunity to take your production career to the next step. If this sounds like you, please apply now.