Apparel Production Manager


‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take…” One of the biggest take-outs from 2020; you’ve got to love what you do, and when you’re doing it – do it well. If you are keen to kick into 2021 with this mantra and have a genuine desire to work in an innovative and growing team, playing an integral part in shaping and managing the production & delivery of products in a quickly expanding business, then I am passing it to you because we’re working with our friends at Cargo Crew as they look to build out their team on the hunt for an experienced Apparel Production Manager.

Cargo Crew are a design-led uniform business producing quality products; Industry-leading fabric technology; Ethical & certified supply chain partners; an Aussie founded business these guys are passionate about making our service and retail-based industries look good at work! To put this into numbers (we all like numbers…) these guys dress over 25,000 crews across 80 countries… not bad considering they were working out of a shed in Clifton Hill some years ago… I can go on about their ambition, culture and why they REALLY are great, but maybe over a conversation. But, sounds good so far? I’d like to think so! So let me tell you where you come into all of this!

Reporting to the Founder & Creative Director, this role is responsible for supporting the business in achieving its objectives with respect to developing and delivering uniforms clients and their staff want to wear. Along with general duties, the Apparel Production and QC Manager will be responsible for the general product inventory range as well as corporate client uniform programs 

From the top, the key responsibilities of the role;

  • Product – Range Delivery |Work collaboratively with the Founder & Creative Director to support the production and delivery of range and custom product
  • Supplier Relationships |Drive strong supplier relationships, negotiate product and program pricing, execute SLA’s and seek out and evaluate new suppliers where necessary in alignment with the strategic plan and operational requirements 
  • Leadership and mentoring |Take a leadership role within the Production team

An integral member of the team, you have strong technical knowledge of garment construction, specifications and patternmaking. You work with pure passion and drive to ensure quality standards and consistency are maintained across the product ranges. A key driver and collaborator within the business and with key suppliers you will manage technical functions – including critical path delivery schedules, fit sessions, reviewing and updating specifications & tech packs,); manage supply chain partners; have a passion for attention to detail, ensuring that products are thoroughly tested and pass Cargo Crew’s high-quality standards.

At the very core; you are a passionate, creative and agile leader who brings experience, is courageous, displays open communication and can build new processes that adapt to the dynamic changes that exist within the Cargo Crew business. You will develop and ultimately have a deep understanding of the brand and Cargo Crew products, as well as a clear picture of the needs of Cargo Crew clients.

There is a lot more we can tell you about this Cargo Crew (they’re pretty cool) and the role so now it’s over to you. Make sure you apply, but not just “I’ll flick my CV through kind-of-apply” we want to know your story, the one that’s behind your CV. Give us some words, tell us who you are what you are most proud of and of course, why you think this is just the role, just the role for you…. let’s see if this we can help you find your happy (work) place.

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Permanent / Full Time