Jean Dubé, Apparel & Fashion Professional

Jean Dubé, Apparel & Fashion Professional

Senior Global Sourcing, Product Development, Sales & Social Compliance Leader. Brand Builder
Location: Calgary AB
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A trusted senior leader possessing a unique combination of expertise within the disciplines of global sourcing and corporate social responsibility, private label brand product development and production management, successful sales, brand building and overall marketing strategies developed over 27 years’ progressive experience within the international apparel, fashion and footwear industries. A results oriented manager with a disciplined understanding of all facets of product life cycle management and the complex relationships between each with a proven track record identifiying opportunities and developing creative, effective, integrated solutions to capitalize upon them, including product ideation and development, social compliance, bulk production, final inspection and delivery. A sales professional with a penchant for increasing market share, a proven track record of building effective internal teams, marketing experience developing corporate sales collateral and communications planning. A lifelong philanthropist making people, project and community investments locally and globally with the conviction that none of the above would be possible without others; we're better together. PEOPLE "When it comes to business success, it is all about people, people, people. When it comes to developing successful people, it is all about fun, fun, fun!" Richard Branson PRODUCT "Product creation is the fuel that feeds growth. The basis for enterprise success is the continuous stream of new products in the marketplace. All the laudable reasons for being in business - profits and earnings, shareholder returns, service to customers, opportunity and fair treatment of employees, and assistance to the communities in which the company operates - directly depend on the effectiveness of new product creation. To grow your company you must master new product creation." Philip H. Francis - Product Creation, The Heart of the Enterprise from Engineering to E-Commerce

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INTERESTS
  • Passionate about family
  • volunteerism and the out of doors
  • regardless of the season or the activity
  • particular when enjoyed with family and friends. I have had the opportunity to mentor
  • lead and guide youth in numerous outdoor pursuits. These have included hiking the West Coast (5 1/2 times) and the Juan de Fuca Trails (twice) in British Columbia and paddling 900+ mile wilderness canoe trips in Manitoba and Ontario. Some of my most memorable experiences have included hiking the trail from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork in Iceland with my wife and the Kandersteg-Allmenalp via ferrata in Switzerland. I am a neophyte triathlete
  • aspiring artist (pencil sketch & water colour) avid hunter and fisherman; anything to get outside!
SPORTS
  • Hiking
  • Triathlon
  • fishing
  • paddling
  • anything to get outside
GROUPS
  • Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety Business Social Compliance Initiative

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