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Thomas Norcombe

Production & Sourcing Manager
About

Sales, Production and Sourcing Manager within the fashion sector. Skilled in: • Working with start-ups. • Organize and manage special projects with other businesses. • Manage and run a studio and implement a critical path. • Source, develop and feedback on garments where needed. • Strong knowledge of the global fashion markets. • Project and Operation Management. • CRM B2B. • Managing budgets. • Ability to communicate clearly with different departments. • Managing deadlines. • Critical data analysis. • Showroom Sales. • Advanced in the following software: Office Word, Office Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Joor and Zedonk.

Previous Brands
ALEX EAGLE STUDIO
King & Tuckfield
AGR Knit
Ahluwalia
Supriya Lele
Tomorrow London Holdings Ltd
HANGER_INC
James Long
Work Experience
Product Developer and Production Manager
Feb ‘22 - Now
ALEX EAGLE STUDIO

Production Manager and Product Developer
Aug ‘21 - Jan ‘22
King & Tuckfield

-Worked solely on producing over 140 SKU's -Worked closely with UK manufactures

Production Manager / Product Development
Nov ‘20 - Aug ‘21
AGR Knit

-Sourced new factories to allow for the growth and expanded the range offering -Worked closely with the creative director on woven product -Decreased production costs -Expanded my knowledge on knitwear sampling and production

Production & Sourcing Manager
Oct ‘19 - Aug ‘21
Ahluwalia

-Solely responsible for the AW20 production. -Assisted product development and together with production helped decrease costs by 15% from budget forecast. -Sourcing ethical and environmentally responsible partners. -Management of tight deadlines. -Reporting to Creative Director.

Sales Executive
May ‘18 - Feb ‘20
Tomorrow London Holdings Ltd

-Reporting to Head of Sales and Commercial Director. -Responsible for showroom set up. -Achieved individual targets in sales campaign. -Negotiating with clients. -Negotiating in store activations - pop-ups, in-store dedicated spaces and exclusivities. -Order confirmations.

Production & Sourcing Manager
Mar ‘19 - Oct ‘19
Supriya Lele

-Solely responsible for the production since SS20. -Building and managing of critical paths. -Managing budgets for production whilst reporting to the accounting team. -Building new partnerships with factories, fabric, freight and hardware suppliers. -Managing suppliers. -Reporting to Creative Director. -Developing collection plan. -100% of SS20 productions delivered in advance.

Sales And Production Manager
Mar ‘17 - May ‘19
HANGER_INC

-Responsible for sourcing factories and trims. -Responsible for strategy to grow wholesale accounts. Bought on key stores including Selfridge’s and Opening Ceremony. -Management of the collection plan.

Sales Executive, Production & Sourcing Manager
Jun ‘11 - Feb ‘17
James Long

-Responsible for production and development from 2012. -Sourced new factories, fabric and trim suppliers. -Production delivered in advance on 80% of collections. -Worked with Sales Director on building and maintaining key stockiest relationships - such as Browns, Harvey Nichols London and Shine. -Managed e-commerce from 2015. -Managed special collaborations with Music Artists, Stylists and Businesses. -Managed a team of 5-20 for the preparations LFW catwalk shows.

Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Part-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
Education & Training
University of Westminster
‘08 - ‘12
Bachelor's degree
London, UK