Kyle Shafer

Kyle Shafer

Sr. Director Product Development

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Summary

9+ years of Production/Product Development experience working with industry leaders such as Jaya Apparel Group, Elizabeth & James, Patterson J. Kincaid, Stylemint, Larok, Travis Mathew, The Chivery, Buy Me Brunch, William Murray Golf. Kyle is detail oriented, deadline driven, and has an amazing work ethic that enables him to successfully execute multiple projects at a the same time. The only way this is possible is by being able to work well with your team, and always looking out for the best of the organization.

· Ability to manage complex projects, and bring them from initial concepts through the
entire production process
· Develops & Maintains strong relationships with Domestic and Import partners (USA,
Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Seoul, Vietnam, Peru, Turkey, Honduras, Mexico,
Canada)
· Proficient on using the following programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,
Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Keynote, AS400, Shopify, Google Analytics, Netsuite,
Survey Monkey, Google docs.
· Wealth of knowledge on performance fabrics, knits, wovens, denim, screen printing,
digital printing, trims
· Create and maintain all style information by season in a system that makes sense and
is helpful to all involved (style name/number, color code, description, delivery date,
wholesale/retail)
· Manage and update all tech pack information while clearly communicating this
information factories
· Manage fittings to keep a consistent fit across styles
· Communicate all corrections/approvals on fabrics, print strike offs, press checks, trim
development
· Submit seasonal Margin reports/cost sheets to maintain healthy margins
· Consistently sourcing in multiple locations to achieve best place in the world to
produce while taking into account Quality, Lead time, & Cost w/ Duty and Freight
charges
· Background in attending trade shows for sourcing & sales
· Develop and manage Time & Action calendars to clearly communicate status on a by
style basis
·Creates clear channels of communication between departments to help foster new ideas



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