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Mélanie Kotian

Product developer and production manager
About

Forte d'un double cursus en stylisme/modélisme et management, j'ai une vision globale de l'activité d'une marque de mode. Spécialisée dans le développement et la production, j'ai une connaissance du produit et du cycle de vie d'une collection (prêt-à porter et lingerie). Je souhaite poursuivre mon engagement dans la traçabilité et la réduction de l'impact social et environnemental du secteur textile. Flexible, organisée et curieuse, je sais m'adapter à différentes structures d'entreprises.

Previous Brands
FAIRLY MADE®
FAIRLY MADE®
Ysé
Claudie Pierlot
Peachday
Aubade Paris
MAN / WOMAN
Offishall Agency
PALMACCIO
Calzedonia Group
Marie Elie
Work Experience
Product developer and production manager
Jul ‘21 - Dec ‘22
FAIRLY MADE®

At Fairly Made®, our mission is to improve the social and environmental impact of the textile industry by developing sustainable and traceable products for brands. - B2B support for brands in the development and production of clothing and textile accessories (fashion, children, cosmetics, food) - Development of sustainable solutions: use of certified materials with a reduced impact on the environment, and collaboration with a range of audited and socially committed factories (work as an agent or trader, in CMT and OEM) - Guarantor of product traceability and certifications - Development of a European supply chain and consolidation of the existing supplier base - Simultaneous management of different development and production (1M of pieces produced per year) - Daily contact in English with suppliers, price negotiation, project brief (over 10 factories in India, China, Europe and France) - Account management of a client portfolio (including Des Petits Hauts, Galeries Lafayette, Zadig & Voltaire, Nature & Découvertes, Gabrielle Paris) - Participation in the rebranding of the service: definition of new objectives, development strategy, art direction - Implementation and development of a "0 production waste" project Other: - Integration and training of trainees - Facilitation of a training "Understanding fashion and its impacts" to a group of 6 influencers, facilitation of an Adobe training to team members. - Organization of the company seminar (33 people)

Product developer and production manager
Dec ‘20 - Jun ‘21
FAIRLY MADE®

- Product development: technical files, monitoring and control of prototypes - Production: planning, product and fabrics quality control - Daily contact in English with suppliers (more than 10 factories): price negotiations, project brief - Creation and development of white label products - Logistics: organisation and monitoring of transport - Sales: participation in customer meetings, project proposals - Communication: implementation of a communication plan, daily animation of the Instagram account - Image: creation of visuals and client catalogue, organisation of shoots - Administration: invoicing, brand and factory contracts

Sale advisor
Sep ‘19 - Sep ‘20
Claudie Pierlot

Part-time permanent contract, 14h on weekends - Customer relations: welcoming, advising and accompanying the customer throughout her visit to the shop. - Store management: opening and closing the sales area, stock management and handling deliveries. - Aesthetics of the sales area: developing the merchandising of the shop, creating silhouettes. - Training: training new employees on sales procedures and techniques. Management of the weekend team.

Product manager assistant
Jan ‘20 - Jul ‘20
Ysé

- Purchasing of collection and shooting development fabrics and trims, sourcing of certified materials (more than 15 components make up a bra) - Product development: technical files, fittings and comments, color and print validation - Production: PPS launch and production, Shipment Samples checks and approval - Marketing: creation of the collection book, sales pitch of the product, presentation of the collection to the sales teams Other: - Creation of a welcome booklet explaining the product and the business

Pattern maker
Aug ‘19 - Dec ‘19
Peachday

Creation and development of the brand's first menstrual panties model: pattern, prototype development, gradation from 32 to 52, technical file, production research.

Fashion designer assistant
Jul ‘19 - Dec ‘19
Aubade Paris

- Style: trend analysis, competitive benchmark, technical drawings, fashion design, print design - Pattern making : prototyping, pattern making, technical files, PLM update - Follow-up of the lines in collaboration with the product managers / pattern makers / textile engineers / mechanics. Preparation of validation committees with the executive committee

Hôtesse d'accueil
Jun ‘19 - Jun ‘19
MAN / WOMAN

Welcoming to the visitors on exhibition SS20 Registration of visitors informations.. Help to the orientation on the exhibition.

Sale advisor
Jul ‘17 - Aug ‘18
Calzedonia Group

In the shops of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, Vélizy 2 and Saint-Germain en Laye. In parallel with my studies and during school holidays. - Welcoming, advising and accompanying customers throughout their visit to the shop. - Organisation of the shop and the storeroom, opening, closing, management of the cash desk. - Merchandising and visual layout of products. - Handling deliveries and stock management. - Training of new brand ambassadors.

Sale advisor
Jul ‘18 - Jul ‘18
Offishall Agency

Saleswoman at the Afro Punk festival at La Villette: - Sale of textile products. - Stock management. - Accounting. - Setting up of the stands.

Pattern maker assistant
Apr ‘18 - Apr ‘18
PALMACCIO

Shop/workshop of a fashion designer: - Correction and modification of patterns. - Relationship with the production in Parisian workshops. - Creation of accessories. - Creation of product sheets for the website. - Organisation of the shop. - Welcoming and advising customers.

Dresser
Sep ‘17 - Sep ‘17
Marie Elie

Languages
French - Native
English - Work Proficiency
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Education & Training
Institut Français de la Mode
‘21 - ‘22
Master's degree
Master's degree, Mastère Spécialisé Management de la Mode et du Luxe
Sup de Luxe
‘20 - ‘21
MBA
MBA Luxury Brand Marketing and International Management, Marketing / Management
ESMOD International
‘16 - ‘19
Bachelor Degree
Fashion Design / Pattern making
Lycée Sonia Delaunay
‘13 - ‘16
High School Diploma
Baccalauréat, Économie et Social
Paris, France