Apparel Designer and Production Manager
Directed the entire apparel operational life cycle of Product Planning, Design, Development, Sourcing and Production from concept through consumer distribution.
- Introduced and delivered apparel collections reflecting custom developed performance fabrics and innovative signature construction details that met design visions, marketing requirements and contributed to successful financial achievements.
- Cultivated existing and developed new business partnerships that supported business goals and positively impacted product deliveries.
- Restructured production operations by implementing seasonal Time and Action calendars, standardizing tracking management reports and managing the development of seasonal budgets, cost negotiations, purchases, fabric reservations, inventory controls, sourcing, factory capacity plans, allocations, manufacturing and delivery schedules.
- Delivered significant improvements of product quality with the introduction of a Quality Assurance program that met and elevated technical guidelines, functionality and performance standards.