The GIII Apparel Group

Production Associate, Donna Karan New York Footwear

US-NY-New York


DKNY Footwear, a division of GIII Apparel Group, seeks a Production Associate to join it's team based in New York City.



Production Order Placement

  • Gather bookings information from system and prepare bookings reports for review with sales and senior management teams.
  • Collect all notes from bookings review meetings and prepare recaps for sales teams and external sources. Follow up to ensure that dropped bookings are removed from the system.
  • Issue purchase orders and pass to factories by the seasonal deadline established.
  • After purchase orders are completed, check and balance inventory reports and oversold reports to ensure that all purchase orders were completed accurately.
  • Communicate with overseas agents and vendors on all cuts to ensure their clear understanding of order totals and x-factory requirements.
  • Check and balance all production reporting received from agents and vendors to ensure they have received all orders.
  • Process all reorders obtaining best delivery quote possible.



  • Follow up with agents and vendors to receive confirmed delivery reports after cuts are completed.
  • Review weekly production reports sent by agents and factories to ensure timeliness of production (material deliveries, component deliveries, etc).
  • Maintain deliveries in the system when there are factory delays.
  • Gather weekly preproduction reports from agents/vendors and initiate weekly pre-production meetings with production team to identify potential issues.
  • Manage flow of production in most cost effective manner.
  • Provide sales team with updates on late production deliveries.
  • Communicate with Logistic departments and warehouses to ensure that goods are received in warehouse and shipped to customers in a timely manner.

Maintenance / Reporting

  • Review weekly open invoices for payment, obtain the required approvals and submit to finance for payment.
  • Create and submit seasonal preclass report to Logistics department by established deadline.
  • Pass seasonal PR sample orders to agents and factories.
  • Enter and monitor all finalized FOB costing in system.
  • Update logistics on trim disclosures and reconciliation seasonally.
  • Request and follow up on testing reports for REACH and Prop 65. Update production and Design teams on failures. Work with factories on corrective action plan.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in production.
  • Technical knowledge of footwear a must.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.


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