Associate Product Manager Resume Example

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

Experienced product manager with over 9 years of experience in developing consumer goods, sourcing, market trends, product life cycle, marketing, and manufacturing.

  • Microsoft Office Suite expert
  • Deadline-driven
  • Market dynamics
  • Market segmentation
  • Project management
  • Go-to-market strategy development
Education & Profesional Development
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Expected in B.A. Degree : Liberal Studies - GPA :

Minor in Mass Communications

Walt Disney Corporation Orlando, FL Expected in Internship : - GPA :

Professional Internship - Buying/Product Development

American Express - Associate Product Manager
New Jersey, NJ, 2012 - Current
  • Mange the air purifier and humidifier category guiding the launch of new products and managing cross-functional teams consisting of engineering, quality/design, finance, creative services, and shared services in the Far East Asia.
  • Manage P & L for $60 million (combined) category continuing to identifying and implement growth by developing innovative products and identifying the consumer need.
  • Develop and implement launch strategies for new products and refreshed products.
  • Focus on maintaining/gaining placement of products, increasing POS and category awareness for key brands.
  • Strategize a plan of growth for accounts that are a challenge to gain placement and develop products that fit the customer and consumers needs.
  • Lead projects for high profile customers including co-branding and or ground up development opprotunities Liaison between internal and external teams- maintaining consistent communication to keep projects moving forward and driving success to reach goals.
  • Oversee preparation of packaging design and implementation of market placement for key brands (Bionaire, Holmes, and Sunbeam).
Columbia Sportswear Company - Product Developer
Merrimack, NH, 01/2011 - 2012
  • Develop and manage products from conception to market introduction for licensed feature plush, soft lines, and hard lines.
  • Provide overall solutions to clients through prototyping, sourcing, packaging, and manufacturing.
  • Develop products within the plush category including management of pricing and packaging.
  • Review factory prototypes, sales samples and pre-production samples for accuracy, color match, quality and function.
  • Communicate findings to the appropriate persons including Creative Team, Project Managers and Quality Control.
  • Manage projects with internal departments including Creative Design, Sourcing, Hong Kong and Vietnam teams to ensure products are developed to the client's expectations.
  • Maintain a database of projects including product specs, costing, packaging specs, purchase orders, approvals and timelines to meet client deadlines.
  • Analyze and negotiate pricing with oversees vendors to guarantee we are receiving competitive prices for all products.
American Express - Associate Product Manager
Dallas, TX, 07/2006 - 01/2011
  • Develop new product from conception to introduction.
  • Additional responsibilities consist of providing pre copy for catalog and internet and monitoring quality control; communicating issues to vendors ensuring that all products meet exceptional standards.
  • Category experience includes men's and women bags, folios, journals, wallets, and small leather.
  • Responsible for managing products in assigned categories through all stages of the product life cycle, creating strategies for development, new market introduction, continuing contribution, and discontinuance, while continuing to maximize profitable with all products of the business.
  • Communicate daily with domestic and international vendors to ensure products are developed accurately.
  • Negotiate competitive pricing to meet mark up standards and ensure products are delivered as scheduled.
  • Continuously research the market for latest consumer trends, attend trade shows, and translate findings into category plans for immediate or future development.
  • Partner with all channels (Creative, internet marketing, catalog, and photography) to develop promotional plans and ensure a successful product launch.
Beauty Counter - Product Development Coordinator
Santa Monica, CA, 06/2005 - 08/2006
  • Assisted product developers with creating new ideas including independent work on individual projects; revamped bi-costal theme park post card collections, Lucite key chain assortment, and redeveloped souvenir items to boost sales.
  • Product lines included consumables, stationery, souvenirs, and seasonal products.
  • Provided product developers with support for line reviews by putting together product development and knowledge books.
  • Requested samples from the vendor for creative approval by artist and product manager.
  • Communicated comments on samples from Disney imaginers and artist to the vendor to ensure products were developed correctly.
  • Conducted market research to ensure products were being developed for the global consumer.
  • Set up weekly touch base with quality control managers to review samples sent to the lab for testing.
  • Managed purchase order process and updated and maintained development worksheet.
  • Created weekly sales reports for departments to track business for Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Smc Corporation - Account Representative
Fredericksburg, VA, 11/2002 - 06/2005
  • Representative for Movado Group Inc's division of fine jewelry watches: Movado, Coach, and ESQ.
  • Responsible for the entire Central Florida with over 60+ retail stores.
  • Traveled within the territory maintaining accounts through merchandising in stores, building, and maintaining high quality relationships with management and associates.
  • Conducted in store and regional trainings for new managers and associates.
  • Responsible for up to $1M in merchandise and manage accounts by merchandising in store product.
  • Created new accounts through retailers that had the capacity to handle new brands.
  • Tracked monthly sales for authorized retail dealer, generated monthly, yearly recaps, and implemented strategic plans of action for stores to increase numbers with the information obtained Controlled competitive discounting between retail stores insuring sales goals were met consistently.
  • Devised a plan of action with store management and visual department to display brands to best suit Movado standards to attract customers and increase revenue.
Dash In - Retail Sales Associate
Galesville, MD, 11/2000 - 01/2003
  • Generated sales and provided outstanding customer service.
  • Performed operational activities such as merchandise displays, inventory control stock room, and maintained cash wrap procedures.
  • Recommended product resulting in increased sales; opened up to three credit accounts daily.
  • Ticketed arranged and priced merchandise to promote sales.
  • Always knowledgeable of current sales and promotions.

Computer Strengths: All Microsoft Office applications, Lotus, and basic Photoshop.

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School Attended
  • University of Central Florida
  • Walt Disney Corporation
Job Titles Held:
  • Associate Product Manager
  • Product Developer
  • Associate Product Manager
  • Product Development Coordinator
  • Account Representative
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • B.A. Degree
  • Internship