Router - Apparel - Chino, CA

 POSITION PURPOSE: 

    Support Allocations team in routing apparel orders and other merchandize and coordinating the backhaul responsibilities in the most efficient manner.

     ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:  

        Verifies customers on routes and cube information.

        Records route information in Microsoft AX system

        Processes Routes to warehouse for selection.

        Analyzes routes for new efficiencies.

        Routes new customers/special deliveries; communicate information to allocations team

        Insures all trucks have left on time, notifies customers if trucks are running late.

        Calls vendors and confirms order pickups.

        Collects and process packets from previous days backhauls.

        Files necessary document and stores for required length of time per policies.

    PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:

        Routing functions are completed in accordance with Company standards and procedures including quality standards and safety regulations.

        Effective communication and coordination exist with Company personnel and with management. Assistance and support are provided as needed.

        Deadlines are met.

Required Skills

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

        High School Diploma/GED

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

        Understanding of Safety guidelines

        Strong knowledge of applicable routing computer system.  Microsoft AX preferred.

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Warehouse experience

    SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Data entry

Good Computer skills, Microsoft AX an asset Ability to communicate and work well with others.

Astute, close attention to detail.

Interested applicants please submit resumes to careers@topsondowns.com

Product Manager

About Topson Downs:

 

Established in 1971, Topson Downs (www.topsondowns.com) has evolved into an industry leader both in the branded and private label segments of the garment business, with more than 350 associates based in Los Angeles, New York, and throughout Asia. Be it denim jeans, high-fashion tops and dresses for juniors and young women, or ground-breaking street wear for men, we are committed to creating and producing quality garments while being socially and ethically responsible. Through our global sourcing base, we are currently producing over 50 million units per year for many of the leading retailers in all tiers of the market, with our factories being closely supervised by our Global Quality Assurance and Social Compliance teams.

  • Partnering with Design and Tech for production handoff—establishing quality standards, fabric weights, trim finishes, and factory placement, artwork, and color standards
  • Providing factory and/or raw material suppliers with quality standards, color standards, trim standards, and artwork
  • Requesting approved production quality fit yardage and novelty trims from factory or raw material supplier and passing to sample room as needed
  • Facilitating approval process between Design, Tech, Garment Manufacturers, Raw Material Suppliers, and the Customer. Including quality standards, lab dips, strike-offs, etc.
  • Maintaining fabrics from each delivery for current styles and for future reference
  • Keeping approvals and rejections for each style organized for easy reference.
  • Creating trim cards in PLM for each style once orders are issued, and updating as needed
  • Ensuring that BOMs are accurate in PLM and updating as needed
  • Troubleshooting any issues that may affect delivery with Production Manager….i.e. approval resubmits, fabric quality issues, and style changes
  • Troubleshooting any fabric or raw material issues with Design and Fabric Manager
  • Informing Costing Manager of any changes that may have cost implications
  • Ensuring that all fabric and trims pass testing protocol
  • Attending weekly marker meetings to review fit yardage and fit approvals with Tech team
  • Reviewing and handing off AD samples with Design

Development/Costing Duties:

  • Reviewing styles with Design to ensure all nominated materials are passed, and making sure that those details are included in initial costing charts
  • Collaborating with Design to ensure that garments are engineered to cost parameters
  • Costing the line from 1st proto sample
  • Determining retail pricing with Design
  • Sending initial costing charts with targeted LDP pricing to factories that developed styles
  • Reviewing/analyzing costing charts received from factories
  • Requesting counter costing and counter sourcing if initial factories are unable to meet targeted LDP pricing
  • Working with factories to revise fabric/trim if required

Qualified applicants please send resumes to careers@topsondowns.com

Product Development Coordinator

About Topson Downs:

Established in 1971, Topson Downs (www.topsondowns.com) has evolved into an industry leader both in the branded and private label segments of the garment business, with more than 350 associates based in Los Angeles, New York, and throughout Asia. Be it denim jeans, high-fashion tops and dresses for juniors and young women, or ground-breaking street wear for men, we are committed to creating and producing quality garments while being socially and ethically responsible. Through our global sourcing base, we are currently producing over 50 million units per year for many of the leading retailers in all tiers of the market, with our factories being closely supervised by our Global Quality Assurance and Social Compliance teams.

  • Responsible for assisting in all development related tasks including maintaining development chart, fabric sourcing, sample tracking, tagging and picturing line
  • Adopting all styles going to production
  • Maintaining and organizing all development swatches, colors, and trims in binders
  • Ensure all information on CADs are correct
  • Manage the passing of information to production once orders are confirmed
  • Relaying correspondence to and from vendors
  • Receive/check-in & prep daily packages for review with PM
  • Work closely with Design to ensure all information in BOMs is correct when passing off to production
  • Coordinate with designers, buyers, and technical designers to ensure all production requirements such as colors, trims, fabric quality & fit are met

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • (1) year of production/PD experience and has a background/passion for fashion
  • Able to effectively communicate with vendors on a regular basis (written & verbal)
  • Organized individual who can effectively manage and multiple task simultaneously
  • Individual who is responsible and can produce results when given a deadline
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment and can be a team player
  • Experience with Target & private label preferred but not mandatory

 

Qualified applicants please send resumes to careers@topsondowns.com

Vice President, Digital

Evolve, grow & scale one of the most exciting and branded divisions, consisting of 3 ecommerce sites, of Topson Downs. The successful candidate will be highly entrepreneurial, thrive on collaboration, and possess a holistic and deep understanding of the elements of a profitable e-commerce operation, including site experience, merchandising, content, digital marketing and analytics, client engagement, conversion, and retention, order fulfillment and logistics, and the technical aspects of website management. The role will actively collaborate with cross-functional partners in Retail, Merchandising, Planning, Marketing, IT, Distribution and Operations to optimize processes and provide insights that will drive sales across all channels of the company’s 3 ecommerce businesses. With full P&L accountability, the VP, Digital must have a business owner’s mindset, continuously seeking out initiatives that will increase sales and further the Company’s overall strategic direction. This position reports to one of the  Principal/Partner of the Company.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Evaluate and re-tool existing brand ecommerce teams into a more efficient and higher
performing digital unit. Teams are based both in Los Angeles & New York City.
- Meet financial objectives through annual budget preparation, ongoing forecasting, and results
analysis. Oversee regular reporting of KPIs.
- Achieve sales and margin targets by implementing technical and non-technical strategies and
initiatives that will drive traffic, conversion, retention, revenue, and profitability.
- Oversee digital marketing strategy for owned, earned, and paid channels (e.g., web, email,
affiliate, display, search). Plan and manage digital marketing budget, continuously evaluating
and improving return on investment. Use data analytics to track performance to goals and
benchmarks and identify opportunities for business development across segments of the
Company.
- Partner with Marketing and Content teams to develop, implement, and/or optimize effective
online campaigns, digital marketing, and social media strategies that drive traffic, increase
conversion, and expand sales both online and in-store.
- Maintain effective lines of communication with Design, Wholesale, Content, Merchandising, and Operations teams to ensure brand and messaging alignment.
- Execute the company’s CRM strategy on digital platforms, leveraging data to drive sales and
improve the online customer experience.
- Drive site personalization and segmentation strategy to create a relevant, value-added,
personal, and engaging customer experience.
- Oversee and work to continuously improve customer-focused services, including call-center, live chat, inventory management, order fulfillment, and distribution. Ensure customer service team delivers a quality service experience consistent with the high standards set in existing retail locations.
- Collaborate with Merchandising and Planning to execute all online merchandising strategies. Ensure online merchandising is supported by best in class features in the areas of
navigation, internal search, product set-up, and activation.
- Oversee day-to-day management of the website, including trouble shooting any errors,
responsive redesigns, and enhancements.
- Interface with the IT department and external product developers on all system-related projects and challenges. Identify and plan for short and long term technical upgrades.
- Actively manage vendor relationships – sourcing new technology, negotiating pricing, setting
strategy for vendors, and regularly monitoring performance.
- Keep up to date with evolving online media and technology trends, and explore new and
effective products or enhancements that will improve site experience and generate revenue and profits.
- Ensure overall financial targets and individual goals are set for all team members; review and
management performance.


SKILLS / COMPETENCIES
- Experience building from scratch, strategic and financial plans and executing against them.
- Able to think strategically while knowing and understanding details; hands-on leader with a
sense of urgency.
- Track record of increasing traffic, conversion, and sales on an ecommerce platform.
- Thorough understanding of retail fundamentals – operations/fulfillment, customer service,
sales, merchandising, etc.
- Thorough technical understanding of performance marketing and social media marketing.
- Experience building and executing tactical marketing plans to drive online traffic and revenue
(email, paid search, social, affiliate)
- Data-driven; clear understanding of retail and marketing metrics; commitment to increasing
profit and ROI.
- Successful in building and maintaining working relationships with advertising and
platform/development vendors.
- Experience planning and implementing ecommerce platforms.
- Up-to-date knowledge of ecommerce and performance marketing partners/products in market.
- Understanding of broader digital marketing tools and opportunities, experience building and
executing a digital marketing strategy for an ecommerce company preferred.
- Fundamental understanding of ecommerce platform structure, security and performance;
experience working with developers to improve UX and optimize for search.
- Successful working cross-functionally; able to communicate complex concepts clearly, learn
from others and influence when necessary.
- Experienced manager with successful record of developing people and building teams.
- Adaptable to change and receptive to feedback and suggestions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree or applicable retail experience. MBA preferred.
- 8-10+ years of strategic e-commerce management experience required, preferably within an
omni-channel apparel or specialty retailer; 3+ years of Director level or above experience
required.

Qualified Applicants please send resumes to careers@topsondowns.com

All Technical Designers

Development Technical Designer 

·         At least 3 years experience in technical design (not including internships)

·         Experience with creating detailed tech packs

·         Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel

·         Excellent garment sketching ability

·         Knowledgeable of detailed garment construction

·         Effectively translate design concepts by creating technical packages with regards to garment specifications

·         Make appropriate recommendations in collaboration with design teams on matters pertaining to specs, pattern, construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance, and overall quality of the garment. 

·         Communicate with our overseas design production

·         PLM experience is a plus

Production Technical Designer

·         At least 3-5 years experience in technical design in fast fashion.

·         Will measure import samples from proto to 1st fits to TOP's,

·         Check correct construction, fabric, trims & labels,

·         Attend fittings, work closely with designer & pattern makers to ensure correct fit & construction.

·         Communicate & release fit comments/corrections to overseas contractors including making necessary spec & grading changes.

·         Communicate with customer fit techs & interpret customer fit comments.

·         Good understanding of patterns & garment construction, original specs, grading & corrections.

·         Should be proficient with Illustrator, Photoshop, Word and Excel.

·         Ability to multi-task & attention to detail is a MUST.

 

Qualified applicants please submit resumes to careers@topsondowns.com