Job Title: Fashion Production Manager

Location: Vancouver, BC

Nettle’s Tale is a Canadian slow fashion brand and innovative company with a strong commitment to quality, garment fit and extended sizing. We are looking for a talented and motivated Production Manager to join our team full time and help us manage the many moving parts of production in the fashion industry, from season to season and from concept to physical product.

Job Description:

As our brands Production Manager, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of our brands production and manufacturing. You will be responsible for managing sampling, notions, raw materials and fabric sourcing, as well as production orders, logistics, quality, cost, timelines and efficiency throughout the manufacturing process from beginning to end. Proficiency in putting together tech packs, patterning knowledge, and an understanding of industry standards is desirable. This position reports directly to the owner/founder of the brand.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, coordinate and supervise the brands product manufacturing
  • Create and maintain production schedules and calendar to meet the needs of the marketing/sales team and peak retail seasons
  • Produce tech packs and eventually patterns for new apparel and swim styles
  • Manage pattern file storage, transferring and security 
  • Manage inventory levels of Nettle’s Tale products and placing production orders
  • Notions and Fabric sourcing, ordering and raw materials inventory management
  • Manufacturing shop and vendor communication, sourcing and management
  • Implement and monitor production processes to maximize efficiency and minimize waste
  • Track and report key performance metrics related to production goals
  • Identify and resolve production issues to ensure on-time delivery, product quality and cost
  • Continuously seek opportunities for production improvement and cost reduction

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree/diploma in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Proven experience in production management and/or fashion design and manufacturing
  • Strong administrative and time management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Self motivated
  • Knowledge of the fashion manufacturing industry and standards is a plus
  • Proficiency in Gerber or another patterning software system is a bonus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to quality and good fitting garments
  • Passion for ethically, locally and sustainably made fashion
  • A valid BC driver’s license is a requirement 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (based on experience and qualifications)
  • Health Benefits
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on our small companies growth and success

How to Apply:

If you are a dedicated and results-oriented individual looking to advance your career in fashion as a Production Manager, we want to hear from you. Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications, and interest in the brand to Jobs@nettlestale.com

Nettle’s Tale is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.