Production Manager - Active : El Segundo : Full-Time

Production Manager

We’re searching for a talented and seasoned Production Manager to join our growing team to run the global production management and sourcing strategy of our Hard Goods category. The Production Manager will work on building vendor relationships, securing lower cost structure and reduced lead-times, manage supply chain enforcing compliance, and ensure we adhere to QC regulations, testing and delivery dates.

Responsibilities include:

•       Establishing production lead time calendars

•       Planning and placing production amongst ten global contractors

•       Handling global supply chain management including social compliance regulations, environmental compliance regulations and RSL

•       Reviewing and approving TOPS, test results and product certifications

•       Taking products through rigid commercialization process in preparation for production

•       Sourcing appropriate manufacturing facilities for new products

•       Issuing seasonal VTAs to appropriate vendors

•       Inputting and issuing purchase orders to manufacturing partners for sales samples and bulk production

•       Establishing and enforcing QC standards with manufacturing partners

•       Leading production cross functional meetings to report out production status

•       Overseeing and reporting cost, delivery and quality metric KPI’s on a quarterly basis

•       Working closely with logistics to prepare shipments and track goods ensuring on-time delivery

•       Overseeing all drop-shipment requests working with vendors, international sales operations and logistics to fulfill all order requests

•       Initiating First Article Agreement and manages output

•       Product Testing: managing all required product testing prior to production and partnering with Product to evaluate results (pass/fail)

•       Arranging and assessing results for 3rd party quality inspections

•       Issuing and finalizing supplier agreements including vendor payment terms

•       Factory inspectionsand compliance

•       Managing tariff codes in NetSuite

•       Managing UPC codes

•       Optimization of production

•       Management of packing specifications into NetSuite




•       Minimum of 5 -7 years’ experience as a production manager in hard goods or related category (athletic footwear, athletic and exercise equipment)

•       Strong negotiating and costing skills

•       Strong verbal and written communication skills

•       Team-player, positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively with others

•       Ability to organize and coordinate while being detail-oriented

•       Knowledge of third party product testing protocol

•       Knowledge of PVC, TPE coating and foams a plus

•       Knowledge of manufacturing compliance and regulatory standards

•       Possess strong problem solving capabilities and is results oriented

•       Ability to anticipate and mitigate potential manufacturing risks

•       Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook

•       BA/BS degree preferred

•       Performance product experience is a plus

•       Has a passion for product, sustainability and health & wellness