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Steven Bruckenthal

Director of Sourcing, Production and Technical Operations at BERNETTE TEXTILES LTD, Division of CASTLEWOOD APPAREL

Millwood, NY

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Accomplished, multi-faceted Senior Level Executive presenting over twenty years expertise in 
 
Global Sourcing Production Management Quality Assurance Staff Management & Development 
 
• A profit driven individual with proven ability to globally source product cost effectively to maximize gross margin dollars, and to reduce quality claims and issues to maintain these margins. 
• Demonstrate strength in increasing revenues and profits through innovative and creative production follow through and monitoring, to ensure on-time production and delivery from factory to end user. 
• Knowledge of customer compliance needs and concerns, and the skill sets to ensure accurate handling. 
• Travel extensively throughout the Far East and the Indian Sub-Continent to source production and fabric. 
• Interface with GMMs, DMMs and Buyers to develop and execute private label programs, from concept through delivery. 
• Plan and manage production, sourcing and technical operation budgets. 
• Establish and monitor quality control standards. 
• Build organizational structures to drive and sustain corporate revenues. 
• Widely acknowledged for strong staff development and motivational skills.

Work Experience

Director of Sourcing, Production and Technical Operations

BERNETTE TEXTILES LTD, Division of CASTLEWOOD APPAREL
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New York, NY
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2008 to Present

• Worldwide sourcing of Men's Full Fashion Sweater Division. 
• Complete responsibility of global production for Men's Sweater business. Both Branded: Oscar de la Renta, U.S. Polo Association, Oliver & Burke; as well as Private Brands: Basic Editions, Structure, Trilogy, Mountain Lake, etc. 
• Manage and Develop production staff to current level of 3 Production Managers in NY offices. 
• Create and execute successful working relationships with worldwide sourcing community: China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, South Korea, and Central America. 
• Two consecutive years of on time delivery to 100% of orders to customers, with ZERO quality claims..

Director of Sourcing and Production Services

REGENT/SUTTON INTERNATIONAL LLC, Division of The MORET GROUP
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New York, NY
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2007 to 2008

• Worldwide sourcing of Ladies Sportswear Division. 
• Complete responsibility of global production for Ladies, Women's and Petite Cut & Sew Knits, Wovens and Sweater businesses, both Branded and Private Label. 
• Manage and Develop production staff to current level of 4 Production Managers in NY offices. 
• Manage and maintain worldwide sourcing in: China, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Philippines and Macau.

Director of Global Sourcing, Production and Technical Operations

REFERENCE POINT, EM LAWRENCE LTD
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New York, NY
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2001 to 2007

• Developed and implemented plans for global sourcing, production, and quality assurance strategies for Women's Sweater and Cut & Sew Private Label Organization. 
• Developed and Maintained Wal-Mart business with sales and margins growth for 5 straight years. Including the number 1 sell through item in Ladies Sweaters, 2 years in a row. 
• Initiate, plan, recruit, set-up and directly manage all overseas offices, owned and partnered, in 20+ countries throughout, Asia, Indian Sub-Continent, South and Central America. 
• Sample, source, cost, plan, place production for all categories including: Mens, Womens, and Childrens; Knits, Wovens, Denim and Sweaters. 
• Manage and Direct Production, Technical and Quality Assurance Teams in New York and New Jersey. 
• Daily interactions with global sourcing network, as well as domestic buying operations.

Vice President of Production - Limited Corporation Businesses

WINER INDUSTRIES, INC
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Paterson, NJ
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1998 to 2000

• Responsible for managing production of product, from development through delivery. 
• World-wide sourcing discovery, costing, planning, production follow-up and corrections and quality control duties.

Education

BBA in Retailing

BARUCH COLLEGE, The City University of New York -
New York, NY

1974 to 1977