Job Description

Job Code : MssProdInt - Production Assistant Position filled
Location : Mississauga
Starting Date : ASAP
Salary : $45-50k + benefits
Description :

Production Assistant:
- Assist and support Account Manager and President
- Assist with order entry, vendor PO’s and invoicing
- Will be responsible for logistics. Communicate with freight forwarders daily to follow up on all shipments
- Create/develop and ensure accuracy of tech packs and communicate product specifications to factories in a timely manner
- Work with and communicate daily with vendors, overseas factories and clients
- Work with China team on sourcing new products and validating factory capabilities
- Select appropriate factories/source as needed
- Work with factories to develop initial samples, pp samples and final approved samples
- This may include some travel overseas for sourcing and sample development with factories
- In some instances products will require new artwork, so it may be necessary to design and develop appropriate labeling or logos
- Cost negotiating to achieve desired price point and margin structure
- Coordinate and maintain sample library as well as confirm samples sent to customers as requested are consistent with product line, and are properly labeled and tracked
- Special projects as determined

Skills :

Qualifications:
- University or College related degree
- Experience in apparel industry
- Knowledge of Visual 2000 preferred but not necessary (willing to train the right candidate)
- Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop (some artwork will be involved)
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft office (in particular Excel)
- Strong communication skills
- Organized and ability to manage multiple timelines
- Attention to detail and follow up is essential
- Proven experience of multi project management
- Self starter and ability to work with little supervision
- Can strive in fast paced, small office, environment