Director Of Global Strategic Sourcing And Development Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary


Versatile, energetic and creative production director offering 10+ years of product management in both fashion and home. Organizationally savvy with exceptional ability to think strategically and work collaboratively to deliver the highest quality product; on time and on budget. Outstanding eye for color, trend and fabric. Seeking an opportunity to drive business through cross-functional planning strategies while impacting organizational culture.

  • Product & Project Management
  • SAP Software
  • NetSuite ERP System
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Centric Software PLM
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Budgets, Quality control
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Vendor Sourcing and Management
  • Communication & Problem Solving
  • Tableau
  • Microsoft Office
  • Backbone PLM
  • Logistics
  • Strategic Business Relationships
  • Raw Material Purchasing
Work History
04/2019 to Current Director of Global Strategic Sourcing and Development Cvs Health | Cherry Hill, NJ,
  • Grew retail and web channel year-over-year sales by 13% ($2.9M) in 2018 and 13% ($4.8M) in 2019 by creating and implementing product management strategies and policies ensuring a stable, balanced supply chain •Increased overall AUR by an average of $22 from 2018 to 2019 by improving product quality, implementing top-notch fabrication methods and elevating manufacturers •Collaborated closely with Merchandising and Planning to develop clear and actionable strategies based on data-driven product performance in order to stay in lockstep on sales and nimbly course correct as necessary •Developed third-party vendor strategy; implementing a testing program in select retail locations to grow and diversify product assortment while gaining metric points in UPT and ADS •Culture and Leadership: Macro // Cultivated a healthy company culture to improve team dynamic, communication, accountability, efficiency and boost overall morale by effectively synthesizing departments and galvanizing internal loyalty and enthusiasm. Micro // Recruited, hired, developed and retained a team that personified company culture to meet business objectives •Vetted, implemented and conducted companywide training to effectively roll out BackBone PLM system •Spearheaded operational decisions regarding vendor partnerships; solidified relationships and negotiated competitive rates in order to reduce company costs of ownership for products and services •Conducted regular site visits to domestic and overseas factories to forge relationships and ensure quality control; established enhanced standards and rolled out new materials for suppliers’ framework that best leveraged their capacities in unification with the brand •Successfully shifted needs of the business based on market trends and demand; researched and anticipated vendor capabilities and optimized vendor performance thus driving company revenue.
03/2018 to 04/2019 Senior Manager of Product Development 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. | Eugene, OR,
  • Lead development team, owning department strategy from concept to production •Traveled to domestic and overseas factories and tradeshows for sourcing, QC, development and cost negotiations while cultivating and managing vendor partner relations •Delivered a +2 GM % increase over prior year by effectively managing forecasts and budgets, ensuring all goods were produced on or below target costs •Partnered with production and logistics teams to maintain on-time product launches with the highest standards for quality •Owned GTM Calendar ensuring cross-functional stakeholders adhered to deadlines and kept the organization on pace from intent to in-store. •Adjusted milestones and associated dependencies in accordance with increased factory capacity safeguarding on-time delivery •Owned internal support training materials providing field employees and customer support all necessary product knowledge and tools.
06/2014 to 03/2018 Product Development Manager American Express | Salt Lake City, UT,
  • Led all phases of hats and accessories development from concept through production, working closely with merchant, design, inventory and production teams •Identified material and construction modifications to reduce cost without compromising brand aesthetic •Reviewed all samples against specs; communicated daily with factories to ensure material and construction comments were executed •Led communication between the field and product teams on all product concerns and inquiries •Increased ADS and UPT by developing and producing all non-hat personalization accessories for the brand.
01/2011 to 01/2014 Design Coordinator WILLIAMS SONOMA INC. PB TEEN | City, STATE,
  • Managed all communication and development between global business partners and vendors regarding color selection, design and construction through the internal retail database •Managed 6,000 SKUs annually from concept to production •Led weekly product development meetings with designers, merchants and sourcing teams •Created seasonal concept boards •Supported the design and curation of wall art and jewelry assortments.
Expected in 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts | Fabric Styling Fashion Institute of Technology,, State University of New York, GPA:

Magna Cum Laude

Expected in Associates Degree | Fashion Merchandising Management Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, GPA:

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School Attended
  • Fashion Institute of Technology,
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
Job Titles Held:
  • Director of Global Strategic Sourcing and Development
  • Senior Manager of Product Development
  • Product Development Manager
  • Design Coordinator
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Associates Degree

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