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Operations Manager: Fashion Product Development and Production

  • Design, Development & Operations
  • Full-time
  • New York, NY

2020-08-25 15:51:06 UTC

CALA is seeking an excellent fashion professional to fill the role of Production Operations Manager. The primary purpose of this role is to support our designers through the development and production process. This role reports into the Director of Operations.


  • Daily follow-up and correspondence with designers via Studio
  • Apparel and accessory product development and production
  • Source materials including fabric and trim ( locally and internationally)
  • Manage CALA working sessions with prospective designers in the studio or on video
  • Participate in weekly prioritization of new designer outreach
  • Review and validate design pages with both the designer and production partner (as needed)
  • Provide accurate costing and estimates
  • Status reporting and task management per project

Required Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience in PD/ Production
  • Strong interest in technology
  • Ability to ask good questions
  • Presentation skills
  • Creative and resourceful approach to the fashion manufacturing process
  • Ability to determine a course of action for the development of the designer's request
  • Ability to recommend services to help designers reach their goals
  • Ability to project manage with strong follow up
  • Great problem-solving skills, able to anticipate potential issues and create preventive strategies
  • Pivot and prioritize based on project needs in a fast-paced environment
  • Nice to have:
  • Technical design understanding of garment construction
  • Understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience working in multiple fashion categories (for example sweaters, denim, knits, accessories, leather, jewelry)

We at CALA are a collaborative & close-knit team that is working to revolutionize the way designers and manufacturers work together to create fashion products!