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Manager Management

Los Angeles, California, United States
August 09, 2018

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Jose “Jesse” Gutierrez

**** ***** **. *** *******,90065 Cell 1-213 270- 5853


A seasoned manager with management experience in manufacturing, development/pre-production and sourcing. Professional, flexible, creative, analytical and detailed oriented. Ability to start and complete projects with effi- ciency and accuracy. Takes initiative and responsibility. Highlights

• Created and maintained vendor capability and performance information database

• Directly worked in sewing contractor facility in the family run business

• Identified opportunities and recommendation for re-sourcing and re-negotiation of prices to meet deliv- ery and price margins goals

• Assisted the design team in highlighting issues which could potentially affect manufacturing and pricing

• Resolved quality and pricing issues with vendors

• Negotiated final claims

• Worked in the European streetwear/skate market

• Proven multi-cultural management and communication skills

• Recommended improvements in production methods and procedures

• Managed the manufacturing processes within a cross functional team of merchandisers, Sourcing, de- signers, fit techs and others to meet development and sample deadlines Experience

Blue 44 Apparel- Production Management/Sourcing/Pre-Production 2010- Present

Managed production and sourcing in Mexico

Oversaw the production, development, merchandising for junior collections Implemented and oversaw development/production calendar to meet garment delivery dates Set up factories to succeed by making sure factory has all development, production and fabric approvals in a timely manner.

Managed & coordinated with Graphic Artist

Communicated seasonal product development calendar to vendors & suppliers Point person for design & production regarding all SMU’s Urban Trends/Karl Kani Europe- Production/Development Manager, Utrecht, Holland/Bar- celona, Spain

2001- 2008

Oversaw the production of denim, knit wear and accessories in Turkey,Syria, Pakistan, Korea and China Managed the production and development departments Monitored fabric development with design & materials department Worked with designers in producing product which needed to meet pricing objectives and individual apparel needs for our European distributors.

Managed sales samples to be made with input from sales team Reviewed competitors products to determine current market trend and recommend changes or new develop- ment of product.

Led planning of approved designs from conception thru final delivery. Manage all vendor negotiations to achieve the company’s goals for gross margin and profitability Nike-Factory Merchandising Manager- Beaverton, Oregon 1996- 2000

Managed the production of 400, 000 units a month for the WC liaison office. 98% OTD Established and managed domestic and Mexican factories which helped the office achieve, delivery, price and quality goals in a very competitive and fast paced environment. Created and presented mid-year factory reports for upper management and the sourcing departments. Reports included on time delivery percentage, quality control performance, capacity and manufacturing capabilities Oversaw the commercialization of the product before PO’s were issued. Responsible for all day to day communication with the factories Managed and tracked all samples, fabric approvals, trims and colors to ensure approval by the deadline Responsible for weekly reports for management

Prepared pre-cost sheets for sourcing and engineering department Ensure OTD by adhering to the production calendar

Production planning and cost negotiation

Managed all suppliers relations to ensure suppliers meet delivery, capacity, quality standards, margin require- ments and social compliance standards

Karl Kani Jeans- Assistant Production Manager/Production manager 1992- 1996

Responsible for the manufacturing of both denim pants and knit tops. Oversaw cutting, sewing, wash/dye, screen printing, embroidery and finishing Managed production from sample approvals to final delivery Negotiated price and delivery dates with factories Prepared production reports for the Production Manager Pepe Jeans- Asst Production Manager

1990- 1992

Assisted the production manager in managing all aspects of the domestic manufacturing process with the em- phasis in quality control.

Maintained necessary records, spreadsheets and files for production Manager Assisted with data entry and document maintenance

Pro-actively followed up on pending issues


University California Los Angeles Ext

Supply Chain Management Certification-Present

Azusa-Pacific University - Azusa, CA

B.S. Degree Marketing

FIDM- -Los Angeles, CA

A.A. Degree Manufacturing Management


Ability to work with Windows, Windows Office, OSX, GSBASE, Wordpress Writes and speaks Spanish fluently.

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