associate product developer resume example with 12+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Well-rounded Product Developer familiar with the complete product creation life cycle, from initial concept to retail sale.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Resolution-oriented
  • Exceptional multi-tasker
  • Proficient problem solver
  • Dedication to product quality
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Vendor management experience
  • Skilled in product life cycle management systems (Flex IPLM specifically)
  • Practice in cost/lead time/MOQ negotiations
  • Supply chain management
  • MS Office proficiency
University of Wisconsin Madison, WI Expected in 12 2012 Bachelor's of Science : Communication Arts Communication Science and Rhetorical studies - GPA : Dean's List, Distinction in major Communication Arts Communication Science and Rhetorical studies Dean's List, Distinction in major

Account Management

  • Managed the product development, sourcing and production for the uniforms of 7+ large national accounts.
  • Successfully kept costs stable and negotiated Claireer minimum order quantity requirements with several vendors to accommodate smaller orders for clients
  • Continually met sample deadlines

Major uniform programs launched:

  • Avis Budget Car Rental (Fall 2014)
  • Verizon Wireless (2014-2015)
  • Alaska Airlines (Fall 2013)

Major RFPs participated in:

  • American Airlines (2013)
  • Delta Airlines (2014)
  • Air Canada (2014)
  • Schwans (2014)
  • Lion's Club (2014)

    Continuing Education/Additional Experience:

    • Cotton Inc - (2014) Finishing Science
    • Leadership Conference - (2012) - Completed Strengths Finder Assessment and completed off-site training with other high potential leaders.
Arhaus - Associate Product Developer
Conover, NC, 06/2014 - Current
  • Lands' End Business Outfitters (7/14-present) Dodgeville, WI Same responsibilities as beClaire.
  • Additional responsibilities include taking on the souring role for branded/promotional products which includes managing over 20 vendors and hundreds of products.
  • I work with these vendors to gather and input costs into the PLM system, address quality problems with the vendors and issue vendor charge backs if needed.
  • I also manage the rebate programs with each vendor.
  • I have also taken on an additional project of organizing and maintaining the Lands' End Outfitters fabric library which consisted of running and approved fabrics, as well as all mill week fabrics, that are specific to this division of the business.
  • This library makes it easier for our cross functional partners to find fabrics for future use or for a specific design.
  • Product Development Assistant - Lands' End Business Outfitters Worked in conjunction with Product Development manager to coordinate the apparel development process from design through production.
  • Worked specifically on new developments for the national sales accounts including Southwest Airlines, Verizon, AT&T, Avis Budget Car Rental, Hampton Inn, etc.
  • Worked with Design, Merchandising, Technical Design and Vendors through prototype and sample development and ensured design intention and pricing strategies were achieved.
  • Built timelines and worked on multiple costing exercises with vendors to help Lands' End in the RFP process for potential clients and strived to maximize margin, quality, and brand goals throughout development and production.
  • Built strong cross-functional partnerships with design, merchandising, technical design, sales, mills, vendors, and the Lands' End Hong Kong team.
  • Managed multiple domestic and overseas vendors through the execution of proto samples, wear tests, and production Was constantly challenged to work outside of the corporate calendar and outside of the box to execute development and production at an accelerated rate to meet client expectations.
  • Participated in mill weeks along with design and merchandising partners to find new and innovated fabrications that could be added to the assortment.
  • Also used this time to meet with vendor and mill representatives to discuss any new developments, areas for improvement, or to celebrate a successful partnership My greatest personal achievement during my time in this role was launching two major national account uniform programs including Avis Budget Car Rental and Verizon Wireless.
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc - Sourcing/Product Development Assistant
Danbury, CT, 04/2013 - 06/2014
  • Worked in conjunction with Sourcing/Production Manager to manage the vendors overseas to make sure product arrived on time in order to avoid backorders and maintain a smooth customer experience when ordering.
  • Worked to avoid any delays to product.
  • In the event of an unavoidable delay, relayed the information to the appropriate teams internally Created, updated, and managed purchase orders.
  • Updated and maintained fabric and trim liability charts Worked with Manager to come up with solutions to avoid issues with minimum order quantities Used volume data to negotiate better costing and minimums with mills and vendors.
  • Assisted in gathering, analyzing and approving carryover costs Assisted in gathering, analyzing and approving Time and Action information.
Papa John's - Visual Merchandising Specialist
Belleville, IL, 09/2014 - 05/2014
  • Led a team of 6-13 employees and drove efficient execution of the shipment process through best practices Ensured proper implementation of brand standards and integrity of merchandise presentation in order to provide a positive experience for the customer Set fixtures based on company direction and executed product moves based on sales and to accommodate sell-through Worked to understand my customer in order to appeal to their needs and to improve gross margin and sales results Continually maintained customer service expectations, supported the ongoing visual aesthetics of the store, executed managerial responsibilities, and managed payroll.
Acting Gap Inc Old Navy - Service and Training Manager
City, STATE, 02/2014 - 04/2014
  • Provided a positive customer experience and modeled appropriate service behaviors Responsible for interviewing and on-boarding potential and newly hired associates Created daily service and card acquisition goals for sales associates to help the store meet monthly expectations Continually coached and trained staff to work effectively and meet goals Performed daily opening and closing procedures, supervised the sales floor, monitored payroll, and coached sales staff to improve sales, service, and acquisition results.
Gap Inc Old Navy - Operations Manager
City, STATE, 12/2014 - 09/2014
  • Ensured a seamless customer experience that drove productivity while modeling appropriate behaviors Led the execution of markdowns, signage, marketing, and facilities Responsible for supply ordering, loss prevention, and store compliance Performed daily opening and closing procedures, supervised the sales floor, monitored payroll, kept the store clean and organized, and coached sales staff to improve sales, credit acquisition results, and Customer Experience Survey results My greatest personal achievement during my time in this role was achieving a 100% on our corporate compliance audit and a 98% on our Loss Prevention audit after the store had previously failed both.
Professional Affiliations
Member of the Student Retail Association (2011) Pioneer Westfield High School (2005) Westfield, WI National Honor Society member
Basic, Budget, charts, closing, credit, client, clients, customer service, Product Development, direction, functional, Adobe InDesign, Loss Prevention, managerial, managing, marketing, Merchandising, Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, 98, mill, modeling, organizing, payroll, PLM, pricing, Production Manager, quality, RFP, sales, typist, websites

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School Attended

  • University of Wisconsin

Job Titles Held:

  • Associate Product Developer
  • Sourcing/Product Development Assistant
  • Visual Merchandising Specialist
  • Service and Training Manager
  • Operations Manager


  • Bachelor's of Science

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