New York City’s top Apparel Executive Search Firm is located in the Heart of Manhattan’s Fashion district, representing some of the finest names in the industry. With over 28 years recruitment experience, we believe in the power of building relationships.
A BRIEF HISTORY
For over 28 years, Todd Wayne, president and owner of Jessilyn Personnel, has been the driving force behind our firm. Prior to founding Jessilyn, Todd spent 15 years running a family apparel business affording him a unique perspective into the intricacies of the fashion industry.
From the beginning, the philosophy and foundation of our firm has focused on partnership. Building relationships with, and between, our clients and applicants. This has kept our company thriving and why we are located on 34th Street in the heart of the fashion industry, consistently delivering top candidates to our clientele.
The staff of Jessilyn Personnel conducts an in-depth interview with all of our candidates with every portfolio thoroughly is assessed. We make sure our applicants are qualified before we present them to our clients.
Jessilyn's applicant database is over 700,000 strong. We partner directly with your Human Resources Department to help them find candidates who will meet their specific needs.
Men’s active/ sportswear manufacturer is looking for a Fabric R&D Manager for the sporting goods market.
Provide a competitive advantage to our products by fueling innovation & creative product solutions. focus will be on placing the right product at the right mills for effective capacity utilization, maximized profitability and delivery. Partner with cross-functional teams to support efforts to achieve competitive and sustainable materials cost
Maintain alignment with design on overall concepts as related to our product strategy
Analyze fabric needs across products and make recommendations for leveraging of qualities
Partner with compliance on material quality and testing protocols.
Manage raw material process to achieve cost and responsive supply chain goals
Utilize technical expertise to translate the design intent of fabric and yarn to meet raw material cost parameters
Define and communicate data/metrics/analysis tools to enable efficiency
Seek sustainable fabric alternatives that fit costing parameters.
Ensure sustainable raw materials meet all global certification requirements
Define seasonal strategy and raw material roadmaps that deliver against the company's strategy and vision for environmental and sustainability initiatives
Conduct market research and provide insights around new innovation in fiber, yarn, fabric and finishes
Regularly shop competitors and aspirational brands to understand fabrication/price relationship
Partner with mills and suppliers to anticipate and co-create new ideas
Attend fabric trade shows to gain new perspective on innovation
Develop recommendations for our products prior to each seasonal design kickoff working closely with design and PD throughout pre-development process
Create and monitor R&D calendar to ensure all development dates are met
Oversee fabric approvals with Design, PD and compliance for color, hand feel, wash etc.
Organize and maintain fabric and trim resource library
Create and maintain fabric tables in for PLM
8+ years’ experience in global raw material research and development within the apparel industry; underwear experience preferred but not required
Expert understanding of raw material process and ability to research raw material according to trend direction and to support business strategies and outlined seasonal expectations
Very detail oriented and ability to drive to completion with strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Technical knowledge in area of raw material and garment trim specialization as it relates to raw material qualities, construction, content, weaving/knitting, dyeing, printing, finishing, and washing techniques including raw material capabilities and limitations
Overseas travel required
Hang with companies like Field & Stream LL Bean, Filson, Cabela's etc
OUR CLIENT IS A DRESS, KNIT & WOVEN WOMEN'S MANUFACTURER LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE TO HEAD UP THEIR DIGITAL DIVISION
Strategic thought leader to architect and drive the development of my company which includes ... brands ecommerce business. Own, manage and execute the online activities across the eCommerce function as well as the customer experience, including Design and Aesthetics, content, navigation, Branding/Marketing, performance and functionality.
Build and Manage full P & L for Ecommerce (mobile and site), including producing and presenting regular online sales budgets and forecasts that feed into the wider eCommerce fiscal governance structure. To the extent there are gaps between budget and actual performance, create, present and execute robust sales and marketing plans demonstrating specific activities to bridge such gaps.
· Building strategic and tactical plans that drive business profitability by increasing visitors, improving conversion rates, increasing AOV, managing margin performance, including through effective pricing and promotional activities.
Attract new and existing visitors to the eCommerce proposition via all customer acquisition methodologies including all aspects ofDigital Marketing: SEO, PPC, SEM, customer acquisition, email, affiliates, display and growth/performance based marketing
Collaborate with Management to co-own, manage and execute the onsite merchandising and conversion activities including but not limited to, product promotions, price promotions, special campaigns etc
Manage and build strong relationships with all technology and third party vendors or recommending new vendors as needed
Ensure site meets or exceeds weekly KPI’s and goals (sales, conversion, AOV, etc)
Responsible for continuous creation and update of content and merchandise.
· Responsible for development and training of the ecommerce team
The Successful Applicant should have:
Working experience with shopify
Commercially astute with a proven track record of growing online sales in a startup environment or multi-channel organization
Operational understanding of financial frameworks and financial planning
Broad understanding of multiple eCommerce skill sets including, SEM, e-mail, re-targeting, affiliate programmes, SEO, CRM
An up-to-date understanding of ecommerce trends and the latest online sales tactics/best practice
Men's apparel manufacturer based in Midtown, New York is searching for a Merchandiser to set strategic merchandise direction for implementing the company vision across their product lines and business partners.
ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE APPAREL MERCHANDISING EXPERIENCE
Identify white space opportunities for existing and desired account base
Develop and execute a category strategy that will drive profitable growth
Create plans for the introduction and promotion of new products and categories
Collaborate with cross-functional teams in marketing, analytics and design to drive category strategy implementation
Leverage sales data to inform merchandise assortment decisions
Understand market trends and consumer behavior
Analyze competitors marketing, selection and pricing
Set deadlines and manage timelines pertaining to development thru go to market
Lead sales meetings ensuring line is reviewed, prices set and assortment focused
Ensure sales tools necessary for sell in are available
Assist in product presentations and showroom setup as needed
Report to the CFO
Manage 1 Merchandise assistant
Manage in season injection process to ensure viable requests are executed
7-10 Years of related industry experience preferred
Strong knowledge of MS Office
Demonstrated account leadership
Excellent communication, ability to present effectively and sell in ideas
Strong understanding of retail math and sales planning
Self motivated and able to manage projects independently
Ability to excel in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Strong attention to detail and process
Travel required (approx 20%)
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Our Client is a growing Sock/Underwear & Apparel manufacturer looking for a Production Coordinator to support the Sr Production Manager overseeing the product production process in our supply chain management. The Production Coordinator will work closely with the Sr production Manager in implementing process & metrics to support our deliveries & vendor performance.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUME IF YOU DO NOT HAVE WALMART EXPERIENCE
· Collaborates with QA/Compliance teams on Walmart floor ready guidelines (labels, trim, packaging)
· VPO creation and VPO maintenance
· Manage and resolve all reworks within the warehouse
· Request and Tracking of all Fit/PP/TOP samples and communication cross-functionally
· Timely communication with vendors to ensure shipment bookings are submitted on time.
· Reviewing all shipping documents to review prior to passing to logistics
· Review internal reporting (ie WIP, Shipment Schedule, QC schedule) and communicate to Sr Production Manager any potential shifts or delays.
· Create vendor guide (customer specific) by program and communicate to vendor
· Provide QC WIP report and final TNA (in collaboration with Production Manager)
· Understanding of Walmart vendor guides and standards
· Daily issue resolution and communication to vendors
· 5+ years of experience in apparel production. (Walmart/Big Box experience strongly preferred)
· AA, preferably BA/BS in Production, or equivalent combination of education and experience in related field.
· Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners.
· Self-motivated and self-directed with continuous desire to learn and grow.
· Flexible and agile learner able to adapt to the changing needs of the business.
· Exceptional time management and organizational skills with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
· Proactive problem solver able to trouble shoot and/or escalate issues effectively.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems such as Outlook, Word & Excel.
Our client is searching for a Bi-lingual chinese Production Coordinator for knits and Woven
Must have the following account experiences, Kohl’s, JCP, and Lane Bryant.
perform daily purchase orders placement with overseas suppliers
Follow up with purchased Orders ensur timely deliveries in factories in Asia.
Maintain records of factorys purchase orders, Fabric, Swatches, testing requirements & reports intoapporopriate sharded Folder
Excellent communication and verbal skills.
Track samples from sales to fit sample to preproduction to TOP. Coordinate fit schedules between design, technical design and orders from Sales. T&A calendar. Track shipments. Communicate with HK agency and factory daily via email and/ or phone. Must be detail oriented.
understand and follow buyers different requrements of sample submission
Men’s and women’s active/ sportswear manufacturer is looking for a Production Manager. Product ranges from cut & sew knits, fleece and thermal T-shirt, jackets, pants, socks, undergarments and camouflage apparel. Must have experience working with Walmart and/or Costco.
Daily communications with factories and mills both domestic and overseas
Manage costing charts
Insure timely deliveries/vessel bookings and Freight Forwarders for fabric and garments
Proficient with technical specs and grading, fittings, garment construction and tailoring,
Prepare factory allocations both domestic and import
Analyze vendor/mill/factory performance and take initiative to find new resources
Must have knowledge and experience in sustainability
Deep understanding of General Operations in all areas of production
Manage counter development samples for production
Oversee cutting tickets, yield and fabric consumption. Ensure correct goods are being cut
Maintain fabric inventory and trims
Develop and maintain strong relationships with vendor resources
Oversee all stages of production and ensure quality and fit requirements are met from start to finish
10 + years in a Production role
Must have excellent project and time management skills
Strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and ability to Prioritize.
Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite and EXCEL. Photoshop/Illustrator a plus
High energy, enthusiastic, mature and able stay level headed in fast paced environment
Must be able to take initiative and manage several different projects at a time
Implement and monitor TIME AND ACTION calendar and ensure deliveries are met
Men’s active/ sportswear manufacturer is looking for a Field Quality Controller. Work in two factories in Tianjia & Fujian, China. Preferably looking for candidates who are currently based and living in China.
Men's Underwear, Boxer Brief's, poly spandex, Nylon and Fleece Jackets and Vest, and printable T-Shirt
3million units annually
Develop and drive the quality assurance platform ensuring all our products are manufactured in accordance with superior quality and performance specifications ultimately resulting in maximum sales performance
Conduct regular factory evaluations identifying opportunities for improvement
Consistently work with suppliers to improve their QA process and effectiveness
Compile, review and analyze all QC reporting and transmit to NYO
Conduct pre-production review meetings
Champion revisions and updates to QA manuals, SOPs, protocols, standards
Evaluate and provide feedback on capacity and supplier capabilities vs production plans
Partner with production team to confirm accuracy of WIP
Inspect samples and make corrections with supplier prior to transfer to NYO
Perform in line inspections (DPI)
Perform final random inspections (FRI)
Review and evaluate finished garment specifications, trims, details and packaging
Escalate any breaches for immediate review and corrective actions
10+ years of related factory experience- apparel and furnishings preferred
Keen familiarity with QA procedures/processes and standards
Experience managing product quality and performance on global scale
Ability to deliver clear and concise reports and business correspondence
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Our client is a privately held moderate to better dress manufacturer with a corporate office located in Midtown Manhattan. Their 4 divisions range from traditional, special occasion, fun contemporary and trendy dresses. They have been established since 1985 with an annual revenue of 50 million dollars and approximately 50 employees. Their price points range from $50 to $100. Their product is manufactured internationally and distribute to major department stores, specialty chains and boutiques. They have also expanded internationally to Canada, South America and Europe.
Our client is looking for a Sales Assistant.
Duties will include:
Assisting sales team for a dress company in all aspects of sales.
Work on Lot sheets, RMS FORMS, and collecting, monitoring and sending out heavy volume of samples weekly.
Upkeep of the showroom
Updating available to sell/inventory weekly.
Must be familiar with selling, purchase order/EDI confirmations, picture packets, showroom duties etc
Our client is a privately held moderate to better dress manufacturer searching for Sales Executive. The corporate office located in Midtown Manhattan. Their 4 divisions range from traditional, special occasion, fun contemporary and trendy dresses. They have been established since 1985 with an annual revenue of 50 million dollars and approximately 50 employees. Their price points range from $50 to $100. Their product is manufactured internationally and distribute to major department stores, specialty chains and boutiques. They have also expanded internationally to Canada, South America and Europe.
Our client is looking for a Salesperson.
Must have a strong background in moderate to better dress market
Must have strong relationships with these department stores, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom’s, Dillard’s, Marmax, Burlington & Ross stores.
Must be seasoned in Showroom Sales, Detailed & Organized.
Computer proficient on Excel & Word.
Apply only if you have experience in Ladies Dresses experience.
Responsible for leading and driving all facets of design related to concept, innovation and presentation of all products in support of the companies brands and product solutions to meet consumers needs
• Research and merchandise a Socks & Ladies’ & Boys collection applicable to the brand both aspirationally and competitive to meet customer needs
• Store shopping as well as online research.
• Design and sketch a line.
• Seasonal Line review presentation.
• Create tech packs for salesman’s samples and development.
• Work with production and factories in development process.
• Review samples once received.
• Gets salesman feedback and narrow down the selection.
Work on specs with Tech designer.
• Adjust tech packs for production.
• Cad adjustments as needed.
• Maintain master sheets like color codes, retailer codes, style numbers, crops reference system sheets
• Assist production, Mens design or shipping as needed for whatever needs they may have.
• Manage software admin for Email, mircosoft, adobe etc for all GMC, Maintain Computers
Education Degree in Apparel Design IT MS Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, PLM Practical experiences
7-10 years of professional experience Specific skills behaviour
• Proven ability to interface successfully with internal/external partners
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Operates with mindset of achieving company sales and gross margin objectives
• Enthusiastic about creative, forward thinking with solid organizational and project management skills
• Able to work through unexpected issues and delays • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
One of the leading brands of couture RTW designers is looking for a tailor. The Tailor is responsible for ensuring the proper fit, marking, altering, repair, and pressing of garments for the business.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide high-quality workmanship to ensure the proper fit for both men’s and women’s garments.
Respond to client questions regarding alterations, fit, repair, cleaning, or care of both men’s and women’s garments; make appropriate recommendations regarding fit and alteration of men’s and women’s garments.
Accurately mark and pin garments for alteration; complete alterations with adherence to the alteration schedule provided to client.
Pressing and repair of garments when appropriate.
Maintain orderly appearance of tailor shop and keep supplies stocked.
Maintain clients' altered and unaltered merchandise in a neat and organized manner.
Ensure that all equipment such as sewing machines, pressers, and steamers are well-maintained and kept in working order.
Demonstrate elevated client service when interacting with clients during the selling ceremony.
Comply with all company policies and procedures.
Participate in store meetings and training seminars as necessary.
Any other tasks as assigned from time to time by any manager.
Previous experience as a tailor with extensive experience in both men’s and women’s luxury products.
Ability to read, count, and write to accurately complete all documentation.
Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work a retail schedule as needed.
Ability to operate all equipment necessary to perform the job, including, but not limited to, sewing machines, pressing and ironing equipment, etc.
Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and follow-through skills.
Ability to work varied hours/days, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
Physical ability to stand for extended periods and to move and handle heavy garments and garment bags throughout the store, which entails lifting, and perform all functions as set forth above
Our Client is looking for a TEMP Denim Speciality Sewer . Qualifications; Must have 5+ years experience (specialized in denim), and will be needed 3 to 4 days per week in the atelier through 4/30/21 (starting asap).