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Purchasing + Planning Manager


This position is one of several added in conjunction with our recent move and expansion in Lawrence!  



Lawrence MA-based, 99Degrees was founded in 2013 to transition US manufacturing into an advanced manufacturing industry through speed, agility, technology and a commitment to our region and workforce. We are a US contract manufacturer who produces technical activewear and wearable technologies for the most forward thinking global and high growth brands. We incubate advanced concepts, develop, prototype and sample, and produce in the US with unprecedented speed and agility. We have been recognized with top prizes from MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Competition, MassChallenge and EforAll business accelerators and have been featured on NPR, PRI, MSNBC, and in the Boston Globe.



99Degrees knows that in order for a US apparel manufacturer to compete in the global supply chain, we have to combine unprecedented speed and agility with innovation and technology. This role is central to our model, to our capability, and to our vision for the future of US apparel manufacturing. We are transitioning from a CMT to FOB service provider while scaling aggressively. You will apply your business knowledge and supply chain planning & purchasing experience to procure materials, schedule production and ensure that our speed model runs smoothly and according to revenue, cost, and quality targets.



This position is responsible for the overall materials and production planning for both CMT and FOB business, including vendor relationship management, and purchasing raw materials from domestic and overseas suppliers. You will plan and manage the production schedule to ensure that production has all required materials and information to meet customer demands.  You will also:

  • Advance collaboration and partnerships with fabric, trims, and embellishment vendors to strengthen and tighten our international and domestic supply chains.

  • Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine current and future availability of materials and supplies.

  • Assist in the establishment of capabilities that will support transition to full package production.

  • Create purchase orders; maintain accurate open PO lines to define inbound quantities and due dates from suppliers

  • Plan, schedule, and manage material to support demand-driven domestic production.

  • Coordinate with customers who provide materials and trims. Negotiates with suppliers for the remaining materials and coordinates delivery to ensure on-time production start.

  • Identify potential supply risks and inventory exposures by aligning supply chain processes with product development project plan and production calendar milestones.

  • Support the apparel manufacturing process by providing capacity planning, order processing and scheduling and production performance reporting.

  • Introduce and supports the launch of new systems and processes for inventory, materials management, and production planning.

  • Manage the planning and implementation of activities relating to timeliness, cost-inventory control, planning and quality control of production materials.

  • And any other related task that the supervisor deems to be necessary.




Our ideal candidate will share our vision for the future of apparel manufacturing and will be a champion of our culture and 4 values. We are problem solving, inclusive, evolving, and collaborative. If you are too...


and have the following qualifications:



  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business, engineering or related field; or relevant experience.

  • 3-5 years of demand/supply planning in MRP/ERP systems or comparable role and/or understanding of production planning.

  • Highly proficient in mathematics and statistics.

  • Working knowledge of G Suite and cloud-based project management tools. Expert proficiency in MS Office, especially MS Excel.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Desire to work as part of a team with a results-driven approach.



  • Fluent verbal and written English. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

  • 5-7 years progressive experience in manufacturing


Please send us a current resume and letter of interest /cover letter to to be considered for this Purchasing and Planning Manager position.


99Degrees Custom is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. 99Degrees Custom strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.


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