Production Assistant

Job description

About Inc Retail
Inc Retail is the home for exciting brands in the fashion, apparel, beauty and food & beverage sectors.
We span the retail, franchise and wholesale industries. With a team of retail experts, designers, marketing managers and industry specialists, we nurture and help our brands to reach new audiences and connect with their customers with a deeper engagement. We constantly work with and invest in our brands to help them grow and evolve. Our brands include; Chop’d, Gut Instinct, KNOMO London, Laundrapp & Tootsa.

Job requirements

  • Coordinate production and shipment deadlines to maintain on time, in full compliant deliveries.
  • Track production deadlines to the company critical path and relevant progress visible company wide.
  • Raise stock purchase orders within critical path deadlines.
  • Book and coordinate inbound logistics.
  • Build a relationship with our Logistics partner and enable best account handling.
  • Booking in and seasonal stock management.
  • Build relationships and develop suppliers to ensure products are supplied on time within Tootsa  brand demands of a sustainable organic supply chain.
  • Understand our trade customer terms and set up our suppliers to ensure they are able to meet any special requirements.
  • Maintain reporting tool to monitor supplier performance.
  • Accurately track supplier claim charges and issue in a timely manner to ensure prompt payment.
  • Assist suppliers to manage their upstream supply chain to ensure deadlines are met, lead times reduced, costs optimised and ethical, organic standards maintained.
  • Accurately update, monitor and maintain data sources to ensure information is available at all times for ad hoc and routine reporting purposes.
  • Allocate and raise new product codes, descriptions, and barcodes in agreed format.
  • Proof check published marketing material to ensure all data is accurate, full and complete.
  • Work with 3rd party suppliers and coordinate operations in line with production schedules.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the team to meet business and individual objectives.  
  • Communicate effectively always, to ensure the team are on board.  
  • Offer mentoring and/or coaching to help develop the skills and expertise of team members.   


Skills and Experience

  • Highly experienced in the coordination of the production cycle with multiple suppliers, from the point of ordering goods, seeing through production and to shipping.
  • Particular experience liaising effectively with multiple 3rd party suppliers, logistics partners or international factories concurrently.
  • Creative and innovative thinker and ‘out of the box’ problem solver.
  • Commercial acumen and good analytical skills with the ability to apply sound judgment to business issues.
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate and an advanced user of MS Excel.
  • Knowledge of PLM / ERP systems would be an advantage.


Club 100 Company Benefits

Club 100 is what we call our company benefits at Inc & Co. All employees at Inc & Co and its companies receive a beautiful welcome pack that includes a laser-etched Chilly's water bottle, custom-designed Ampersand Lanyard and Club 100 membership card to use across our ever-expanding list of companies. Benefits include; Cycle to Work scheme, Virtual GP, Volunteering days, and our yearly live music festival, Inc Fest. For the complete list, visit: club100.incandco.com