Junior's Rtw Apparel Young Women's So resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Product Management professional with 9 years’ experience in a fast paced Junior and Women’s apparel manufacturing environment. Self motivated, results oriented leader, driven by new challenges and opportunities. Dedicated to my associates with emphasis on vulnerable and servant leadership style. Passionate about bringing the customer elevated and exciting quality products to fit their everyday needs.

  • SOAR Production Lead
  • Agility Committee Lead
  • Subject Matter Expert of Logistics, Product Plan, SOAR
  • Process and Tools committees;

Product Plan, MAP, Spend/Award Tracker, IMU & Cost Roll up, OnePLM Attributes, marketing

Work History
Junior's RTW Apparel - Young Women's SO, 01/2020 to Current
Project/Production ManagerCity, STATE,
  • Manage and strategically build $450M annual private label Young Women’s apparel business across multiple classifications
  • Responsible for leading, developing and engaging 8 direct reports
  • Build, communicate and manage seasonal development calendar, time and action deadlines to manage workflow accordingly
  • Continue to drive the Young Women's business through production agility. Create and manage speed enablers through material positioning, read and react strategies, in season and year over year testing as well as contingency planning
  • Led through ambiguity during 2 company wide reorgs. Trained CFT new responsibilities, skills and efficiencies throughout the transition
  • Established strong business continuity processes internally and externally during COVID
  • Mitigated business impacts due to various global issues impacting the supply chain. Proactively anticipated global factors by COP and COVID production impacts; managed difficult in season cancellations of goods and shifts in key suppliers.
  • Launched SOAR pilot and scaled rollout company wide COGS savings endeavor; partnered with outside consulting company to save $210M at cost over 2 years– reached $135M in first year
Children's RTW Apparel - Girls 7-16 SO, 10/2018 to 01/2020
Product Development ManagerCity, STATE,
  • Built and executed seasonal product strategies resulting in $215M in annual sales across multiple categories in children’s teen space
  • Managed, lead and developed a team of 8 from assistant to associate level
  • Underwent complete rebrand to create a relevant teen space for the customer; including test & scale of product, customer child and parent focus groups, in store shop alongs, competitive deep dives, and strategic brand positioning evaluation of every business category
  • Strategically worked with Li & Fung, Domestic importers and No Agent Direct suppliers to ensure smooth production flow and consistent product quality
  • Responsible for managing multiple categories initial markup expectations; partnered with CFT to reach targeted goals by season
  • Develop and manage seasonal development calendars for 35+ cross functional team members; responsible for managing workflow from concept through production
  • Extensive domestic and international travel to negotiate appropriate costs, identify speed to market solutions and ensure proper execution of production
Missy RTW - Women's Apt 9, 02/2017 to 09/2018
Product Development ManagerCity, STATE,
  • Manager of multiple classifications in Women’s private label mega brand
  • Strategically worked with cross functional partners to increase brand sales by 35% resulting in $515M in annual sales; reaching the largest grossing Women’s private label at Kohl’s
  • Built and enacted contingency plans to be able to chase into $27.7M of product and preposition additional 4M units to read and react to business and action shifts in core classifications
  • Lead Women's division wide Customer to Concept Process initiative to formulate new structure within the development calendar, process and tools; allowed teams to drive more meaningful & productive interactions throughout development cycle
  • Piloted the use of 3D technology by working with vendor community to secure technology and utilize images for faster decision making in key categories; eliminated sample costs and waste in development
Missy RTW - Women’s Sonoma, 01/2016 to 01/2017
Associate Product Manager/Brand DeveloperCity, STATE,
  • Managed multiple classifications resulting in $205M annual sales within the flagship private label brand at Kohl’s.
  • Influence and execute product strategies as market and category expert to deliver on initial markup expectations by season.
  • Negotiated and finalized all costing, ensured products were ready and finalized for product reviews/milestone meetings
  • Balance strategic vendor matrix with 8 countries across multiple suppliers to build partnerships and execute brand sourcing initiatives.
  • Developed testing calendar for Women’s and Juniors private label brands resulting in; faster reaction time, more relevant product, increased quality, and trend relevant sales.
  • Partnered with design, technical design and vendor community on the importance of speed to within key categories for balanced and more strategic bulk assortment; refined CFT processes to establish testing, chase and contingency strategies to capture on relevant trends while maintaining clear brand identity
  • Responsible for the total Sonoma Plus department. Managed Plus CFT workflow, calendar, product strategies and production of assortment.
Junior's RTW Apparel - Junior's SO, 02/2015 to 12/2015
Product/Brand DeveloperCity, STATE,
  • Managed the growth of an $80M annual private brand knits business.
  • Drove brand identity through knit tops strategy while managing category development and production.
  • Developed and evolved agility strategies for the business including: a speed model, chase, contingency, pre-positioning, flexible in season production dates, fabric platforming, replenishment goods on key items, and year round testing.
Junior's RTW Apparel - Junior's SO, 06/2013 to 01/2015
Product Development CoordinatorCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for sourcing, costing, time and action negotiations within Juniors So Knit tops
  • Managed weekly sales analysis to react to in season sales
Bachelor of Science: Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, Expected in 05/2013
Kent State University, The Fashion School - Kent, Ohio

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School Attended

  • Kent State University, The Fashion School

Job Titles Held:

  • Junior's RTW Apparel - Young Women's SO
  • Children's RTW Apparel - Girls 7-16 SO
  • Missy RTW - Women's Apt 9
  • Missy RTW - Women’s Sonoma
  • Junior's RTW Apparel - Junior's SO
  • Junior's RTW Apparel - Junior's SO


  • Bachelor of Science

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