• Production
  • Auckland, AUK, NZL
  • Full Time


Bendon is a much loved, iconic New Zealand company with a history dating back 72 years. We are unique in that we design, manufacture and sell our own products including Pleasure State, Heidi Klum Intimates, Fayreform, Lovable, Fredericks of Hollywood and of course Bendon. 

We have recently undertaken a review of our operating model and have made the decision to create one global head office back here in Auckland, New Zealand.  We are now recruiting 30 roles across Merchandise, Planning, Sourcing, Retail Operations and Marketing

The Production Manager is responsible for leading the team manage the production process and reports to the Product and Sourcing Manager. The role involves the planning and coordination of the production of garments for manufacture by overseas suppliers and ensuring that products meet company standards, international quality standards, and demand requirements.

Other Key Responsibilities:

The development and management of a supply chain that meets Bendon's range, quality and Corporate Social Responsibility requirements, and producing final range selections that ensure Bendon's KPI's and objectives are being achieved

Provide market, costing, production information as well as new product development insights from suppliers to the design team, ensuring that collections are designed to standards that are viable for bulk manufacture.

Negotiate on garment prices, lead times, minimise order quantities and coordinate the timely, accurate and cost-effective production via overseas suppliers of indent and basic product ranges.

Provide timely accurate delivery information to the business in the case of any delays or quantity variations. Develop and monitor planning seasonal timelines across brands to ensure critical dates are met from the budgeting process through to purchase order entry

Provide the merchandise team with strategic insights into overseas trends, production techniques, and new raw material developments, that can be used in the ongoing product development and range building across the brands.

Coordinate manufacture and receipt of sale samples for presentation at sales range reviews and customer showings. Responsible for the development and ongoing maintenance of a fabric library.

The successful candidate will be an emerging leader, with the ability to manage the team to meet its goals and KPI's while, creating an environment with open communication and culture.

Other Skills and Experience Sought:

  • Overseas Sourcing experience and factory development
  • Experience within the garment production industry at a manufacturing level essential and an understanding of distribution, logistics, sales and forecasting an advantage.
  • Knowledge of grading, pattern making, garment construction, and engineering
  • Garment cost analysis including an understanding of currency and duty rates an advantage
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Understanding of the production process and critical path
  • Intermediate Excel and Word skills

At Bendon, you will work with a supportive team that are all thriving to achieve our vision. As an equal opportunity employer, we have shaped a culture that values individuality, diversity, and flexibility. People that love working for Bendon are collaborative and passionate about working in a high-performance environment that is customer-led.

We're excited to be bringing Bendon back home and growing into the future. If this role sounds like you and you want to join us, please apply now


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