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marcrothbardt resume2016

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marcrothbardt resume2016

  1. 1. MARC J. ROTHBARDT 1290 Bates Road, Oakland, CA. 94610 (415) 846-7874 marcjayr@sbcglobal.net SKILLS SUMMARY • Results oriented with over 20 years of experience in sourcing, production, and merchandising • Expert in manufacturing Wovens, Denim, Knits, Graphics, and Non-Apparel • Skilled in leading cross functional teams and driving strategic brand initiatives • Keen merchant eye that can balance past business with future trends • Positive inclusive attitude that is great at motivating a team in difficult situations and through change • Quick thinker with creative problem solving abilities, exceptional organization and analytical skills PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE JD Fine & Company, a.k.a Tart Collections Vice President of Global Sourcing and Production July 2014 – current • Running the operations for the company’s production division. This includes all aspects of bringing the designers product to fruition for bulk production such as, but not limited to:  Sourcing vendors and managing all daily communication of vendors  Consulting with design on styles, fabrics, and trims to become more cost effective  Creating and ensuring timelines are met for on time delivery  Cost negotiations  Placement of product  Logistics management  Setting payment terms and managing all details of vendors to finance department  Managing and training production team • Implemented processes for company and production team that resulted in cost reductions with quality improvements • Created and implemented a company wide calendar for all product deliverables resulting in an increase in on time deliveries • Rationalized current vendor base while on boarded new vendors to streamline sourcing matrix • Originated vendor contracts, all on boarding materials, and company quality standards in order to open the line of communication with all new and current business partners GAP INC, Old Navy Division: Production Director Women’s Woven Production Director 2009 – 2014 • $833 million retail business shipping 49 million units per year Men’s Production Director 2007 – 2009 • $948 million retail business shipping 90 million units per year. Expert Strategic thinker for optimizing business processes • Production lead in the Old Navy core pipeline team  Re-established the entire pipeline for the company including all processes, milestones, and behaviors  Re-designed final pipeline and presented to product functions within the company • Old Navy lead on the Woven Fabric and Vendor RFP (request for proposal) for Gap Inc.  Worked cross brand to reduce the # of mills and vendors at a total Gap Inc level, while still maintaining the need for Old Navy to conduct business effectively and maintaining cost  Leveraged strategic relationships with the preferred mills/vendors to increase our future growth while still maintaining niche mills/vendors for innovation, capacity, and leverage
  2. 2. Analytical expert in reducing costs and lead times • Instrumental in the creation of the Old Navy men’s logo testing strategy that was rolled out to all graphics departments at Old Navy  Reduced the overall Logo timeline to 8-17 weeks  Increased sell thru and GM$’s while reducing inventory consistently YOY since the strategy was adopted • Old Navy Lead Director in the creation and implementation of the woven bottom, outerwear and woven top sourcing strategies for the company • Created flexible inventory initiatives for women’s denim, dresses, woven tops, and bottoms • Developed a new process for basics that reduced booking timelines and increased flexibility for all men’s basic knits, bottoms, and women’s denim and khakis  Reduced the time lines up to 50%  Increased sell thru and GM$’s while reducing inventory Excellent interpersonal skills that produce thriving and positive cross-functional relationships • Lead in managing the production and cross-functional teams thru 2 men’s denim re-launches, 1 men’s khaki re-launch, 1 women’s denim re-launch and 1 women’s khaki re-launch  Managed capacity planning, costing, execution, and communication to all key team members and leadership • Responsible for delivering cost assumptions with planning and merchant leadership pre-season and following up during costing and final placement • Extensive travel throughout Asia, Central and South America and India working with overseas agents, factories, design and merchants • Partnered consistently with fabric R&D on fabric alternatives that fit within our price range while still executing to the designers vision Highly skilled at People Development and taking a good team to great • Thoughtful, energetic leader with a proven track record in developing people • Managed consistently a team of 8-10 people • Successfully promoted at all levels, including director level, steadily thru out career • Produced consistent engagement scores of teams while at the director level from Employee Opinion survey achieved +90% or higher with favorable or neutral ratings YOY GAP INC, Old Navy Division: Merchant Women’s and Non-apparel Merchant 1997 – 2001 Selected as part of the prestigious Management training program led my Mickey Drexler • Developed and executed Merchandising strategies during the unprecedented growth of Old Navy’s early years • Presented lines, strategies and all financials to Brand President and company CEO. • Exceeded the growth and financial goals of each department each quarter • Designed fast track product as needed based on customers needs, current sales, and trend spotting Education Pennsylvania State University PA BA in Telecommunications 1994 University of Manchester UK Penn State School of Communications study abroad 1993

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