Sophie Chappell



Sophie Chappell

Product Strategy | Operations | Product Development | Production | Sourcing | Luxury Goods Specialist

Current Location

London, UK

Sophie is available for work

An experienced Operations, Product Development, Sourcing and Production specialist with a reputation for effectively managing the entire product lifecycle across Luxury Leather goods, Fine and Fashion Jewellery.

Proven results in transformation and growth strategy implementing streamlined and efficient business practice with the ability to work with agility in a fast paced environment.

Passionate about product design and quality with extensive experience of critical path management, European/Far East manufacturing, quality assurance and strategic partnership negotiation to deliver product on time and on budget.

A kind and collaborative person with strong people management skills and the ability to nurture and retain talent.

Specialities include:
• Operations
• Product Development
• Production / Sourcing
• Supplier management
• Quality assurance and Sustainability
• Critical Path Management
• Defining process for best practice
• Team leadership

  • Brands Sophie has worked with
    • Whistler Leather Ltd
    • Swarovski
    • Aspinal of London Limited
    • Polo Ralph Lauren
    • CHANEL
    • Asprey
  • Sophie's past titles
    • Freelance Management Consultant
    • Director, Global Product Development, Atelier Swarovski
    • Global Head of Product Development & Production, Atelier Swarovski
    • Product Director
    • Product Manager Accessories
    • Jewellery Sales Associate
    • Mountbatten Internship Program
Work Preference
Location Preference

To be discussed

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions

Freelance Consultant

Whistler Leather Ltd

Jan 2023 - Present

Director, Global Product Development, Atelier Swarovski


Apr 2019 - Oct 2020

I was a member of the senior leadership team and led the Global & UK teams in developing and sourcing product for Swarovski’s luxury business unit (ATELIER Swarovski) under the direction of fashion pi...

Global Head of Product Development & Production, Atelier Swarovski


Apr 2011 - Apr 2019

Reporting directly to Nadja Swarovski, I led the design process for Atelier Swarovski. I was responsible for driving the entire product life cycle from design to delivery in store working closely wit...

Product Development & Production Director

Aspinal of London Limited

Aug 2010 - Oct 2010

Operations & Design Development Manager, Accessories

Polo Ralph Lauren

Oct 2002 - Jun 2010

I spent over 8 years with Ralph Lauren, working both in London and as a satellite design office to New York, working directly for Ralph Lauren himself, and with the Creative Director for the Purple La...

  • Design Development


  • Product Development


  • Sourcing


  • Project Management


  • Production


  • Price Negotiation


  • Sustainability


  • Quality Assurance Professionals



Work Proficiency



Not specified.

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