Production Coordinator

American Eagle Outfitters - Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: October 3rd, 2018



Coordinate information for development of new styles from concept to production via interaction with internal and external cross functional partners and across all International channels.



  • Partner with Design on initial development to execute development packages with suppliers 
  • Carry out raw material development to meet price, aesthetic, and quality needs. During development stage, alert Design/Merchant partners regarding necessary lead times needed
  • Work with Manager/Director to ensure raw materials are executable
  • Track raw materials testing, create and maintain raw materials library

Product Development

  • Partner with Design to drive trends/concepts to executable samples by working with factories
  • Work with Design to select fabrics and trims to meet Design aesthetics, price points, and quality needs
  • Ensure compliance to T&A calendar and major milestones by working with cross-functional team; elevate issues to Manager/Director as needed
  • Gather data and report development ratios to agreed to levels while meeting roadmap needs
  • Adhere to sourcing strategy by partnering with Production Director before placing sample request in overseas factories
  • Allocate samples and source raw materials from appropriate factories and mills
  • Actively participate in key milestone meetings with Design, Production, and Merchants
  • Work on alternative solutions so garments meet cost requirements from initial thru final costing; review options with Manager/Director


  • Interface with AEO cross functional team members to ensure approval deadlines are met
  • Ensure T&A calendar and Seasonal Milestones are being met and elevate to supervisor as needed, encompassing: PLM deadline, merchant call dates, merchant PO issuance, pattern and graphic art send dates
  • Procure, review and assess new cost quotes, analyze history and elevate costing challenges to supervisor for costing options/ negotiations
  • Communicate daily with overseas vendors regarding style development, production and delivery information
  • Review outstanding issues on Production Status, take action accordingly and elevate to Supervisor as needed
  • Work with AEO Buyers/ Planners on garment cost, buys, production planning, liabilities and delivery
  • Approve main label wording and country of origin information on product labeling
  • Lead touch base meetings with the following teams: Color, Tech, QA, Testing, Top review, Cross Functional Team Touch Base
  • Help to develop and improve tracking and record keeping systems
  • Perform other duties as required inclusive of ownership of corporate special orders projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or equivalent
  • 2-3+ years related experience
  • Ability to act as liaison between many departments and posses excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Must be detail oriented, computer literate, and able to multi-task as well as have a high sense of urgency

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1977 by brothers Jerry and Mark Silverman as a subsidiary of Retail Ventures, Inc., a company which also owned and operated Silverman's Menswear. The Silvermans sold their ownership interests in 1991. American Eagle is the parent company of Aerie and formerly of 77 kids.

The brand targets 15- to 25-year-old males and females, with 911 American Eagle Outfitters stores and 158 Aerie stand-alone stores.[1] In 1977, the first American Eagle store opened in Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Michigan.

Some of the brand's more popular products are low-rise jeans, polo shirts, graphic T-shirts, henley shirts, boxers and briefs, outerwear, and swimwear.