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Project Manager, Manufacturing

KREWE du optic

KREWE du optic

New Orleans, LA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

KREWE is an independent high-fashion eyewear company inspired by the creativity and spirit of New Orleans, our hometown. Since launching in 2013 the brand has continued to grow and evolve with an extensive offering of unique, hand-crafted sun and optical frames designed in New Orleans and crafted with the utmost attention to detail. In addition to four brick & mortar locations, 12 “Tiny House” concept stores, and a robust ecommerce business the brand is also available at many notable retailers such as Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and shopbop. KREWE’s unique approach to eyewear has created a cult-following amongst consumers and influencers alike. Our frames have appeared in publications from GQ to VOGUE and on celebrities such as Beyonce, Gigi Hadid, Meghan Markle, Carrie Underwood, Hailey Bieber, Zayne Malik, Scott Disick, Adam Huber, among others.

As the business grows, we are seeking smart, creative, and experienced individuals to join our talented team! Key attributes and qualities we are looking for in candidates for all open roles: entrepreneurial spirit, innovative and solution-oriented, adaptable and resilient, best-practices methodology, team-oriented with a lean-in attitude, highest standards for execution, and a high level of accountability.

We are bringing more great products to market everyday and are looking for a Project Manager, Manufacturing to own and manage the manufacturing calendar and deliverables from concept to market execution. This role is based in our New Orleans headquarters and involves close collaboration with our international factory partners. The ideal candidate will have experience in managing a T&A calendar with results and KPI-driven focus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Re-engineer our end-to-end go-to-market calendar and management tools to improve visibility and adherence to timeline.
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration with our factory partners in Asia.
  • Attend frequent project management meetings, tracking and communicating with cross-functional stakeholders to keep fashion drops on time, with in-full delivery.
  • Support product design priorities with weekly product development priorities.
  • Report on weekly/monthly/annual performance and scorecarding for leadership.
  • Proactively drive milestone deliveries by escalating at-risk deliverables with key stakeholders
  • Assess missed milestones for critical path impact and escalate as necessary to ensure overall projects remain on track
  • Coordinate and track product sample orders with the 3rd Party Design Team Leader, advise delays and impact to the T&A dates by department.
  • Report and analyze timeline against internal KREWE and exte rnal vendor KPIs. Deliver insights to VP of Product, Development and Production Leads with recommended processes to yield speed, efficiency, and reliability.
  • Review and analyze the weekly factory WIP reports with a focus on the status of development production (sample and production). Identify shipment delays and update the PD Team accordingly.


  • This position is based in our New Orleans headquarters.
  • A minimum of 3+ years relevant project management experience, managing multiple simultaneous projects with complex deliverable schedules.
  • Experience working with international manufacturing partners is a plus but not required.
  • Experience in roles involving international coordination
  • Proven track record of being results and KPI-driven
  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of information and identify patterns and risks/trends
  • Analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience in Project Management Tools (smartsheet, Monday.com, etc), Netsuite, and/or Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive wage
  • Group health plans: health, vision and dental insurance
  • Welfare benefits: life, ad&d, supplemental voluntary coverage
  • FSA Plan & HSA Program
  • 401(K) Investment Options
  • Adoption Assistance, EAP, Commuter Benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Quarterly Cultural Spend
  • Ongoing Training & Development, an Educational Allowance
  • 10 paid holidays & Paid Time Off accrual
  • KREWE employee frame discount (of course!)

Diversity & Inclusion:

KREWE believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without discrimination or retaliation because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable local, state, or federal law.