VP/SVP Production & Sourcing

Cutting edge creative agency, specializing in branded and promotional merchandise, is hiring a VP/SVP Production & Sourcing in a newly created role! Company specializes in product development and incubation, inclusive of private label consumer/retail products, promotional products and premiums, gifts-with-purchase, packaging, employee gifts and rewards, and more! This role requires an extremely enterprising and organized leader who can help drive the company vision forward through product innovation, production development and flawless execution. Lead teams working on numerous projects simultaneously Developing project plans and timelines for the agencies most important projects Highly involved in all ongoing product development Partner with creative team to bring new ideas and then bring those ideas to life, including the development of the agency’s own brand incubation projects Work collaboratively with all departments, fostering a can-do/yes-and team environment Provide superior judgment and decision-making relating to all things production Help drive new ideas and solutions for improving overall production and project efficiency Work with our in-house design team on creative briefs and product development Liaise with our sourcing team in China to quote and develop new products Source domestic manufacturers and artisans to develop and produce goods Prioritize conflicting needs by handling matters expeditiously, proactively, while simultaneously providing appropriate status updates for projects and business-related matters with tight deadlines Anticipate needs (internal and external) and be proactive with solutions Monitor production activities and adjust schedules for on-time delivery Ensure that final product meets quality standards and client specifications Organize presentations and workflow, including project timelines and Gantt charts Train and guide new production managers Directly manage a team of 5+ production managers of varying levels of experience Work with PMs individually to orient their new projects and client relationships Meet regularly with other team leads in order to improve interdepartmental workflow Review, analyze and finesse department processes in order to improve efficiency and reduce human error

Required Experience:

BA/BS degree  10+ years of experience in a production role; experience in a fast-paced Marketing environment is a plus 3+ years of experience in a senior leadership role Entrepreneurial spirit; passionate business thinker who is not afraid of getting in the weeds to get things done Strong innovative mindset End-to-end experience with product development and production -- from concept to sourcing to fulfillment and delivery Superior communication skills (written + verbal) Ability to understand, digest, and easily explain complex concepts and detailed production methods to clients and colleagues Experience with complicated logistics and intricate routing requirements Knowledge of file set-up, maintenance and filing procedures Detail oriented with strong follow through – able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks Unparalleled decision making and problem-solving skills Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite + G Suite Adept at using project management software (e.g. Smartsheets or something similar) Knowledge of Adobe Suite Knowledge of NetSuite/Oracle a plus but not required


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New York NY
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