Laura Olivella

Production manager with expertise in leather goods and jewelry. Pursuing innovation, fashion, and sustainability.

Enthusiastic production manager with expertise in several fashion fields, including leather goods and jewelry. Uses nine years of experience to ofer expert knowledge on production of leather goods. Pursuing a career at the intersection of innovation, fashion, and sustainability.

Previous Brands
The Restory
The Restory
JW Anderson
Yuma Crocodile Products, Ecocaiman Group
Ampaca Sas
Work Experience
Production manager
Jan ‘21 - Now
The Restory

Conducted weekly Planning, organizing and assigning of production schedules considering prioritized items, client's requirements and available resources to meet company's KPIs. •Provided comprehensive weekly reports to the executive team and presented monthly progress on production targets, quality control and turnaround improvements. •Identified production ineficiencies, implementing atelier restructuring and increased automated processes to improve utilization rates from 75% to 80%. •Implemented and monitored quality control processes for restored leather goods across the atelier to reduce delays, avoid re-dos and damaged products and increase customer's satisfaction. •Communicated with leather and raw materials suppliers and followed up with samples and materials orders. •Responsible for acquaintance of new trade partners and suppliers to meet atelier's resources demands. Managed three trade partners across London. •Constantly motivated teams to achieve high performance within the repair processes and reviewed artisan's performance along with department's managers.

Accessories Aftercare Product Developer
Sep ‘18 - Jan ‘21
The Restory

Developed techniques for re-design, restoration and repair of luxury handbags and accessories. •Worked with technical specification standards and ensured all handbags construction met these to a high level. •Checked final repairs and restoration of leather goods for compliance with quality specifications. •Utilised CAD softwares to create tech packs, spec, pattern, and mockups before intervention of handbags. •Communicated with relevant suppliers and follow up of samples and materials orders. weekly review of atelier's resources and materials. •Analysed the most common defective handbags and repairs to develop eficient and standard techniques.

Fashion Accessories Intern
Apr ‘18 - Aug ‘18
JW Anderson

Created tech packs, spec, pattern and prototypes of leather goods and jewellery. •Updated tech packs and PLM system. •managed the relationship with leather goods factories across Italy and Spain. •Supported the communication with suppliers across Italy and Spain and coordinated the delivery of samples. •Organised and classified materials for accessories department for each collection.

Head of Production and Design
Nov ‘15 - Aug ‘16
Yuma Crocodile Products, Ecocaiman Group

Conducted weekly Planning, organising, and assigning of production schedules to leather makers and artisans. •Monitored production activities and ensured technical requirements of exotic leather products. •Generated computer detailed specs of leather goods, production standards and design specifications. •Generated hand sketches and computer drawing of final designs of handbags, belts, and small leather goods. •Sourced raw materials for current and future manufacturing operations. Managed the relationship with relevant suppliers and follow up of samples and materials orders. •Guided and assisted leather makers with finished leather goods. •Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel to achieve accurate data reporting.

Product developer and designer
May ‘13 - Mar ‘15
Ampaca Sas

Designed more than 20 models of handbags for high street brands that were fabricated in the factory in Bogota (between 10k and 200k units per design). ●Generated hand sketches and detailed specs of handbags final designs, bag pattern and mock-ups before production ●Estimated costs and set quality standards of final products. ●Collaborated with vendors and suppliers to ensure consistency of the material and to reduce the level of damage and defective items. ●Involved in the meeting with sales teams and clients to project future orders.

English - Fluent
Spanish - Native
Italian - Basic
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
London, UK