Brian Lessem


A dynamic results driven Product Life Cycle Professional focusing on Sourcing, Procurement, Quality and Production with a successful career history of re-engineering supply chains to optimize margins and aligning manufacturing operations to improve quality and ensure on-time delivery. Possessing the expertise and judgment for taking businesses to the next level of success through resolving deficiencies that impede abilities to grow and prosper. Solid expertise in quality assurance systems and procedures for fabric and product, trend identification, global sourcing and procurement,product development, with full package, contract OEM and branded suppliers. Lead the establishment of manufacturing operations, with a well defined global mastery of multi-tiered manufacturing abilities, strategic sourcing and supply chains. In-depth understanding of geopolitical relations as well as key cooperative global cultural factors that drives relationships and defines global business results. Strong background in domestic, offshore and outsourcing / near-sourcing procurement including contract negotiations for raw materials, finished goods and commodities. Product management from concept to delivery. Specialties: Vision, Strategy & Execution, Strategic Business Planning and Growth, Sustainable Strategic Sourcing, Competitive Pricing & Contract Negotiations, Product Management, Defining and Implementing Quality Assurance Standards and Controls, Conversant with JIT, 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles, Technical Design & Garment Production, Global Team Development & Leadership.