manager sourcing production import logistics resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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A global sourcing and production professional with over 10 years of extensive fashion industry experience. I come with a strong network of trusted suppliers across China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Bangladesh and domestically in New York. A result-driven individual ensuring delivery of quality & profitable goods.

  • Cost Negotiation
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Vendor Compliance
  • Import Logistics
  • International Travel
  • Time & Action Calendar
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Inventory Planning and Replenishment
  • Testing and Inspection Protocols
  • Supply Chain Management
Manager- Sourcing, Production & Import Logistics, 04/2021 to Current
Punch StudioCulver City, CA,

Lead a $15MM licensed division of Nautica Competition Ladies Activewear. Key customers include Saks Off Fifth, Macy's Backstage, Amazon, TJ Maxx, Ross Stores, Bealls Outlet and Burlington.


● Responsible for company-wide Air and Ocean Import Operations from cargo booking/handover at origin to final delivery to Theory LLC and Helmut Lang Distribution Centers in the USA, CAN and INTL points of distribution.

● Accountable for monthly/quarterly or as-needed freight rate negotiations and expense management across vessel, air and truck modes of transport globally.

● Responsible for providing shipment visibility across the supply chain as goods move from origin to Final Destination.

● Own and manage the relationship/service expectations required from our global network of Airfreight Forwarders, Ocean NVOCC’s, 3PL Consolidators and Small Parcel Carriers.

● Partner proactively with cross functional groups in Distribution, Production, Finance and Sales to communicate all relevant logistics updates across the supply chain and craft solutions to new challenges as they arise.

● Establish and maintain monthly/quarterly logistics KPI’s.

● Design and replace existing operational procedures with best in class processes to improve productivity, eliminate manual tasks and support major scalability and growth.

● Research, identify and implement new methods of shipping aimed at cost control and speed to market.

● Implement origin purchase order management to organize origin logistics activities while driving savings in freight.

● Execute a thorough review of all company logistics policies and procedures to consolidate, streamline and re-organize.

Support logistics visibility system implementation and ongoing adoption.


  • Expanded production capacity from Jordan to new vendors in China, India and Vietnam.
  • Built new operating procedures for suppliers and stakeholders to scale the business efficiently.
Sourcing & Production Manager, 11/2016 to 11/2019
BoeingSan Diego, CA,

Oversee global manufacturing for a $20MM division of licensed/private label hosiery, socks, and legwear products. Brand portfolio consists of London Fog, Rampage, Zoo York, Gas Monkey Garage, and Smiley. Key customers include TJ Maxx, Ross Stores, Burlington, Charlotte Russe, Ride Aid, Meijer, Five Below, Big Lots, and Dollar General.


  • Travel globally to conduct factory audits and finalize volume buys.
  • Create supplier allocation plan to optimize capacity utilization.
  • Summarize retailer manuals, packaging, ticketing & lab testing protocols to factories.
  • Execute product modifications to achieve financial goals while retaining the quality.
  • Ensure cross functional teams adhere to production timelines.
  • Drive vendor performance by leveraging best practices within the vendor matrix.


  • Added 12 new suppliers on board by attending local and international trade shows.
  • Increased gross profit margin of replenishment stock programs by 15% ($600,000 annually).
  • Reduced retailer chargebacks by 65% as a result of providing on-time store deliveries.
Import Production Manager, 11/2015 to 10/2016
Magna International Inc.Highland Park, MI,

Work with global vendors to lead a $30MM division producing private label programs for women knit tops & bottoms. Key customers include Boscov’s, VF Outlet, Bealls, Bonworth, Blue Stem and LTD Commodities.


  • Manage the procurement of retail price tickets, hangers, and polybag stickers.
  • Provide approval for carton markings, care labels and UPC stickers.
  • Request FIT/PP/TOP samples from vendors and monitor the approval process.
  • Negotiate and issue chargebacks to vendors for non-compliance or delivery delays.
  • Work with freight forwarder and custom broker to make shipping arrangements.
  • Maintain records of HTS codes and current Duty rates.


  • Shortened production lead time by 15 days with implementation of new trim approval guidelines.
  • Reduced shipping cost by 18% through aggressive negotiations with new freight forwarders.
  • Cut down use of air shipments by 60% with improved production planning.
Senior Production Coordinator, 10/2013 to 10/2015
DraftkingsNashua, NH,

Handle the global production of licensed US POLO ASSN men’s sleepwear and underwear division worth $50MM. Key customers include US Polo Outlets, Century 21, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Winners, Burlington, Ross Stores and Belk.


  • Provide training & support to two production assistants and interns.
  • Coordinate with QA teams to conduct inline and final shipment inspections.
  • Arrange licensed hologram stickers to validate product authenticity.
  • Review open order and shipping reports on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure PLM system is always updated to reflect accurate sailing schedules.


  • Implemented a new format of WIP report to better identify potential risks in delivery.
  • Decreased clerical processes in office by routing retail tickets directly to factories overseas.
Production Associate, 07/2012 to 09/2013
Baum Textile MillsCity, STATE,

Work with global vendors to manage a $15MM division of private label medical scrubs, lab coats, and fleece jackets. Key customers include Scrubs & Beyond, Uniform Advantage, Life Uniform, Lydia’s Uniform and Nursemates.


  • Prepare order projections for next season and get greige commitment from mills.
  • Source new fabrics as per given cost targets and market trends.
  • Review lab dips, strike offs and fabric shade bands with design team for approvals.
  • Receive EDI store orders to generate warehouse pick tickets.


  • Expanded factory credit terms to 45 days upon shipment arrival instead of 15 days.
  • Contributed to the successful launch of a new scrubs brand- Antidote
Production Assistant, 08/2010 to 06/2012
Books To BedCity, STATE,

Work with domestic factories to produce a kid’s sleepwear line sold as a gift set with bedtime storybooks. A division worth $5MM with Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus as key customers.


  • Daily communication with cutting and sewing factories to timely resolve any issue.
  • Create purchase orders for all fabric and trim suppliers.
  • Liaise between pattern makers, graders, and screen printers.
  • Arrange anti-flammability and CA PROP 65 certifications for infant sleepwear fabrics.


  • Reduce errors in physical inventory reconciliation by 25%
  • Cut down cost of production markers by 15%
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Merchandise Management, Expected in 05/2012
Fashion Institute Of Technology - New York, NY,
BBA: Business Management, Expected in 06/2009
Amity University - New Delhi,
Computer Skills

SAP, A2000, AS400, Envision, Microsoft Excel

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School Attended

  • Fashion Institute Of Technology
  • Amity University

Job Titles Held:

  • Manager- Sourcing, Production & Import Logistics
  • Sourcing & Production Manager
  • Import Production Manager
  • Senior Production Coordinator
  • Production Associate
  • Production Assistant


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • BBA

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