Charles Benoliel

Production and Supply Chain Consultant and Director - Luxury Goods & Jewellery. Product Development, Production and Manufacturing Specialist

I offer personalized advice and hands-on guidance throughout the design development and manufacturing process. Drawing upon an extensive network of artisanal workshops as well as large-scale international suppliers, I provide comprehensive support and solutions across every stage of the jewellery production process. With a experience spanning over 16 years in the high jewellery manufacturing industry, my goal is to curate a bespoke journey specializing in developing design concepts, refining product ideas, creating 3D designs, overseeing workshop prototypes, and managing large-scale production requirements. Through a collaborative approach, I am dedicated to transforming your ideas into high-quality jewellery and fostering a lasting relationship of support.

Previous Brands
Vashi (Diamond Manufacturers Limited)
Future Cast Limited
Design Build Cast Limited
De Beers Diamond Jewellers
Work Experience
Production and Casting Director
Apr ‘20 - Apr ‘23
Vashi (Diamond Manufacturers Limited)

●Create, build and lead a high performing production team capable of managing internal production of 250+ products per week in a W1, London location. ●Design, develop and implement an end to end manufacturing facility with capabilities from raw material through to retail/ecommerce sales. ●Implement operations, supply chain and security protocol processes including RJC COP accreditation ●Set 1-3 year departmental business objectives with financial planning and KPI targets. ●Develop the business innovation roadmap to drive the company's USP. ●Create the deliver the in store retail manufacturing experience within the Covent Garden and Bond Street sites including architecture, machinery and processes. ●Build upon new and existing supply chain partnerships to include legal and NDA requirements protecting the business USP. ●Lead and deliver investor workshop tours. ●Responsible for the end to end supply chain from raw materials to customer receipt. ●Taking a lead role in product merchandising to link retail sales with just in time manufacturing solutions for reduced stock holding and overheads.

Managing Director / Owner
Aug ‘18 - Apr ‘20
Future Cast Limited

●Creation of the company Future Cast Limited. ●Create a robust business plan with the ability to achieve external investment for the company startup. ●Acquire and develop the company office and workshop space of 1400 sq.ft ●Financial planning including successful grant and R&D reimbursements. ●Machinery and manufacturing innovations to increase efficiency and quality. ●Conclude and manage the sale of the company with strong profits and the retention of all staff members.

Production Director
Sep ‘15 - Sep ‘18
Design Build Cast Limited

●Develop casting and manufacturing facilities increasing efficiency and quality. ●Implement new casting schedules and develop new techniques improving lead times. ●Effectively report all business related figures to the board/owners. ●Set, manage and implement business objectives over a 3-5 year period including cash flow, investments and growth targets. ●Execute cost saving throughout the entire production process. ●Develop new customer relationships for production and casting operations. ●Manage and produce new website builds.

Quality Control and Product Development Manager
Sep ‘08 - Sep ‘15
De Beers Diamond Jewellers

●Quality control, development and workshop manager, to a team of 6. ●Responsible for all UK head office stock including quality stock takes. ●Responsible for worldwide quality control and workshop manufacturing. ●Responsible for technical development on all new products. ●Responsible for all in house De Beers photography utilising photoshop skills. ●Competent in using SAP computer systems. ●Responsible for all special order quote requests.

English - Fluent
Location Preference
To be discussed
Work Pattern
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
Permanent Positions
London, UK