J Spencer


Apparel Sourcing, Production, & Merchandising Executive

I am an innovative, versatile, and product focused apparel executive with a 20+ year record of success driving strategic product initiatives in the retail and wholesale apparel industry, both nationally and globally.

An intuitive leader with acute business acumen and expertise; demonstrated leadership in Global Sourcing & Production, Product Development, Merchandising & Design, International Operations, Sales & Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Budget Administration.

I am extremely competent at diverse market penetration and excel at aligning core business, achieving revenue & growth goals, key account development, developing high-performance teams, mastering cutting-edge technology, and product delivery in complex and challenging situations.

Select Career Accomplishments:
• Established industry recognized trend department and product development processes.

• Simultaneously merchandised 3 distinct apparel lines.

• Created concept-to-market strategies to reduce lead-times by 50%.

• Integrated extraordinarily segmented global business with 2,5K employees into one business model, slashing numerous expenses.

• Created 16-door young men's & young women's retail concept.

• Developed direct-to-consumer e-commerce business; partnered with high-profile social media influencers to create compelling lifestyle brands.