Donn Pierson

Donn Pierson

Apparel Design, Development and Global Sourcing Professional
Location: Cardiff by the Sea CA
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Design: • Talent, skill and knowledge in designing spot-on, relevant products, proven through years of shepherding the concept and commercialization of products in Men’s, Young Men's, Women’s and Junior’s categories. Product Development: • Organize and initiate Product Development process from design concept to production through design for manufacturing methodology and optimization. Technical Design: • Extensive experience in best design practice, product costing, pattern making, specifications, fit and target performance perimeters. Global Sourcing: • Considerable global resources and travel to assess, evaluate and audit factory capabilities and capacities, social responsibility and compliance standards. Business and Budget Management: • Plan, formulate and manage Departmental Budgets; assortment forecasting, line plans, merchandise grids, target costs, weighted margins and GPM. Organizational Development: • Synchronize sources with business needs to foster, drive, elevate and preserve quality, lean manufacturing and KPI compliance. Team Building: • Talent acquisition and team building; mentor direct reports; allocate talent and projects. Leadership: • Continue to teach, train and strengthen my team with a keen understanding of the timing, technique and message to foster consistency in our goals, branding, processes and products. Social Responsibility: • Advocate a Cradle to Grave awareness of raw materials, products and manufacturing footprints, sustainability and tractability endeavors. Strengths & Expertise: Design| Trend Research| Global Sourcing| Product Development Management| Tech Packs| Specifications| Pattern Making & Fit Corrections| Product Costing| Factory Communications & Calendar Management| Author Product Briefs| Seasonal Design and Style Direction| Design & POM CADs| ASTM, ISO and AATCC Testing| Material & Trim Development| Art & Embellishment Development| QA & QC Procedures| Factory Compliance| BlueSign Affiliations.

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