Senior Production Coordinator:
Reporting to the Production Manager, this role is responsible for sourcing, buying and project management of high-end retail and promotional products. A broad knowledge of overseas sourcing, retail and/or the advertising specialty industry is preferred. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Performs a variety of tasks including communication with domestic and overseas vendors, research of retail and promotional products, assists in compiling proposals and manages production of individual projects. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with product supply vendors
Source domestic and overseas retail and promotional products, keeping up-to-date on trends and new product offerings
Create proposals for internal clients
Manage production process from concept through shipping, ensuring all project requirements, proofing, deadlines, and schedules are on track
Interacts across multiple departments and partners, including arranging and participating in meetings, conferences, and project team activities.
Partners with internal teams to forecast product needs and passes those requirements on to appropriate external vendors. This may include coordination of schedules, bidding, and statement of work through execution.
Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable
Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings
Knowledge of industry best practice
Requires ability to obtain full working knowledge of internal software system
Knowledge & Skills & Experience
5 years of Production Coordination, which may include domestic and overseas retail product manufacturing, buying, selling and sourcing experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proven organization skills
Attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Success operating within fast pace environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project
Previous knowledge in in product safety compliance preferred, such as ASTM or EN-71
Japanese language skills desirable