• 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 Product and Sourcing Manager will have responsibility for the development and management of a suitable supply base that meets Bendon's range, quality, and CSR requirements. Providing market and production information to the design team, to support on-trend to cost products.

Other Key Responsibilities:

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. Providing feedback during the design process to ensure that collections are designed to standards that are viable for bulk manufacture.

To 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.

Negotiate on garment prices, lead times, minimise order quantities and establishing the records in the system to raise purchase orders. Provide the Design team with raw materials and manufacturing cost information to utilise in product design

Coordinate the timely, accurate and cost-effective production via overseas suppliers of indent and basic product ranges. Provide Timely revised delivery information to the business in the case of any delays or quantity variations.

Plan for ensuing seasons collection by coordinating designer creations to sourcing raw material suppliers and garment manufacturers.

Coordinate manufacture and receipt of sale samples for presentation at sales range reviews and customer showings. To attend and provide input into the final range selections ensuring company KPIs are being achieved.

On-going development of a strategic supply base, Ownership of the relationship with all manufacturing vendors including ensuring factory accreditation and Auditing for competency, quality and fit for purpose.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader, developing a clear vision, and managing the team to meet its goals and KPI's. They will have a track record of high performance, creating an environment with open communication and culture, and providing guidance & coaching that inspires & motivates.

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
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Understanding of the production process and critical path
  • Previous experiencing managing a production team
  • Word & Excel intermediate skills
  • Garment cost analysis including understanding of currency and duty rates an advantage

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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