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JESSE KENDALL Mobile: 305.555.5555 • email@example.com DIRECTOR OF APPAREL PRODUCTION Dedicated to the production efficiency, quality, style, and salability. EXPERIENCE: DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION, CLUB ABC, Miami, FL 11/20xx-04/20xx Directed all aspects of product development for Club ABC accessories, including fabric, leather, and hardware sourcing/development. Oversaw numerous product categories such as Handbags, Men’s Bags, Women’s and Men’s Belts, SLG(s), Gloves, Hats, and Shoes. Partnered with designers to maintain design intent and provide technical advice/construction solutions. Led production communication overseas, traveling abroad as needed. Approved all accessories components. Identified best costing options/solutions. Communicated all collection changes to the vendor. Enforced 100% inspection and testing of all hardware pieces prior to production shipping. • Began with the company in November 20xx as Senior Production Manager, and after three months, was promoted to Director to lead Pre-production and Production for Accessories. • Quickly resolved several major production issues affecting key products. • Created the Product Status Report as a vehicle for communicating key components to vendors. DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, BCD STYLE, Miami, FL 03/20xx-10/20xx Led all aspects of product development for the handbag line, directing the sourcing and development of fabric, leather, and hardware. Worked closely with designers to maintain design integrity; provided technical advice and construction solutions. Maintained clear international communication and traveled overseas. Approved leather color/components and identified best costing options. Proactively communicated collection changes. Ensured full compliance with inspection and testing standards. • Successfully oversaw the development of newly launched travel, trolley, and duffle bags currently in the BCD lifestyle stores. Managed the first launch of the Giftables Program. • Moved key hardware pieces to a new plating company that was able to match the BCD antique brass color standard, enabling the approval of production pieces and timely delivery for Holiday 20xx. • Established the process of producing hardware, fabric, and leather approval binders for library archive. • Created standardized product development and pre-production comment forms to clarify component and product specifications. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, CDE HANDBAGS, Miami, FL 06/20xx-03/20xx Provided in-depth product development, hardware specifications, and leather dips; coordinated handbag components. Developed detailed technical drawings to clarify design details and construction directions for internal and foreign factories. Managed daily QC meetings to ensure all handbag products fully adhered to Coach standards. Traveled to factories in Hong Kong, Dongguan, and Xiamen. Continually sought methods to lower handbag costs without compromising the original design. • Represented the Design Department in China to finalize development on key groups for Fall 2005. • Created a comprehensive reference library of all design cards and technical design corrections. • Oversaw and co-designed the Michelle Branch CDE bag featured in Jane magazine. • Requested by the VP to train new team members on key technical terms and construction principles. • Specialized in managing SKU additions and significant special projects for public relations, editorials, and store exclusives. EDUCATION: Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising, XYZ School • 20xx TECHNICAL: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Karat, OptiTex, Epson Image Expert, Garpac, PDM, WebPDM, and Pegman EZ
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