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Expert in Textile and Apparel Manufacturing and Retail

Expert ID: 732295 California, USA

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Expert was most recently the Vice President of Product Development, Production and Sourcing at NYDJ an Apparel company. She has over 25 years of experience in the apparel industry working for industry leaders in design, retail and marketing. She has travelled extensively throughout Asia, Africa, Central and South America, sourcing new factories and cultivating relationships. Prior to working at the apparel company, expert has held senior level production, sourcing and operations positions with Vince, a division of Kellwood Industries; DKNY Jeans, a division of Fifth and Pacific Corp.; and Ralph Lauren. She has a proven track record of increasing company's gross margins and profitability while maintaining quality and integrity of product. She has oversight for production management, operations and supply chain. Expert has knowledge regarding all facets of production planning, merchandising, product development and sourcing of apparel.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Bakersfield, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Oxnard, California

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Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Product development and sourcing consultant Department: Production Responsibilities: Consulting with varies apparel industry companies
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: NYDJ Apparel Title: VP of Production Department: Product Development Responsibilities: Managed 7 direct reports and team of 85 Employees within the product development, pre-production, production (domestic and import) and quality control departments. Owned all aspects of seasonal product development, salesmen sample execution, raw material procurement, production and quality control. Responsible for the seasonal sourcing strategy, cost negotiations and gross margin analysis. Extensive travel to Asia and weekly visits to domestic contractors and laundries.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Vince Clothing Title: VP of Production Department: Production and Sourcing Responsibilities: Managed 5 direct reports and team of 30 employees for the Vince brand. Oversaw and supervised the import and domestic production and technical design departments. Manage the day-to-day operations and performance of the department. Partner with corporate EVP to review and project monthly, quarterly and yearly budgets and shipping targets. Hands on daily management of all domestic production including men’s /women’s denim, woven bottoms, and knit tops. Participate in weekly fittings to ensure approval deadlines are met and neither quality or garment delivery is jeopardized.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: DKNY Jeans Title: VP of Production and Operations Department: Liz Claiborne Responsibilities: Managed 6 direct reports and team of 24 employees for DKNY Jeans - Missy, Petites, Plus, and Men’s Divisions. Oversaw and supervised the product development, production, technical design and business planning/operation departments. Liaised with merchandising/design to execute on-time development of seasonal collections including both men’s and women’s wovens, denim, cut n sew knits, and sweaters. Owned all aspects of product development, raw material procurement, technical design, production, quality assurance and inventory management. Extensive international travel throughout Asia, Central and South America
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Polo Ralph Lauren Title: Senior VP of Production Department: Production Responsibilities: Managed 7 direct reports and a team of 28 employees; supervised the production and technical design departments for: Polo Jeans Company, RRL, Polo Denim and American Living with total retail volume of $600M. Managed factory allocations, garment costing and gross margins. Created seasonal and annual budgets. Liaised with merchandising/design to execute on-time development of seasonal collections. Extensive international travel throughout Asia, Central and South America.
Years: 1999 to 2004 Employer: Chaps Ralph Lauren Title: VP of Production and Sourcing Department: Warnaco Responsibilities: Managed 4 direct reports and 17 indirect reports. Led cross-functional teams; prepared seasonal strategic international sourcing plans; identified any production issues and implemented actionable solutions; reviewed costing and delivery reports. Key member of the executive committee during bankruptcy transition. Extensive overseas travel.

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