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Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
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  • Project management
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Guang Xi University Nanning, Expected in Associate of Science : International Business - GPA :
Covance - BU Golf Footwear Costing Lead
Denver, CO, 08/2016 - Current
  • Operate the entire Footwear Costing process and manage the costing function to all CF (Golf Footwear) team in Adidas Golf business lines. Lead a CF team to achieve the seasonal margin targets throughout the creation process.
  • Strategically manage globally assigned costing projects to ensure it’s implemented globally and aligned to Golf BU. Such as join the bi-weekly with Global costing team to get the most updated status, provide the training for implementation to all CF and share/learn the best practices on how to re-engineer the product to maximize the company’s margin.
  • Drive costing process improvements such as initiate the costing projects, lead the pattern efficiency, optimized tooling options, consolidate the forecasts to reduce complexity, consolidate the component’s process/colorway and share with senior costing director to standardize the process cost that share with other categories.
  • Initiate, lead and execute the costing projects based on identified opportunities among CF/Sourcing/LO team and propose the cost-based solutions to achieve saving objectives.
  • Predict the tooling cost at design phase, work on cost saving options, keep tracking the tooling cost, take accountability for tooling authorization, verify additional production molds opened, keep track and settle tooling with factory.
  • Manage external T1/T2 partners. Negotiate and set the cost parameter for components with suppliers and achieve the cost saving after the re-engineering.
  • Drive timely completion of all relevant tasks, KPI performances and profitability. Such as drive timely completion of product margin reporting per milestones, facilitate product value/margin/FOB discussion with CF team and recommend tactical actions/adjustment in season.
  • Set the focus project list at each milestone, evaluate the design to optimize product value and align target and cost throughout the product creation process.
  • Support BU finance to set reasonable seasonal margin target and improve the article efficiency to achieve the cost saving.
  • Work collaboratively with LO offices to communicate price strategics and effectively address critical issues to meet the target.
  • Oversee functionality of the Costing system for the entire development team such as manage system training, costing system technical support and participate in costing system improvement.
  • Led the cost analysis for the exceptional cases and share the critical costing issues with solutions to Senior Costing Director.
Caleres - Senior Costing Manager
Mashantucket, CT, 05/2004 - 08/2016
  • Built and led two adidas costing team consisting of five direct reports, collaborating closely with development, materials, planning and production within the LO and the respective factories.
  • Ensure all costing timelines are met in full across all product creation milestones till finalization.
  • Identified and capitalized on cost savings opportunities & ensuring price/value optimization
  • Provided the cost analysis for special projects.
  • Negotiated the component price based on a fact-based costing analysis such as the Boost and the injection components..
  • Worked closely with factory and HQ to solve outstanding costing issues.
  • Trained 5 direct reports and factory costing managers in all aspects of the costing procedures, policies and processes.
  • Worked with external consultants to set a new costing parameter for processes from cut to box for the labor/overhead cost and the treatment prices. Led the training to the LO/factory team to ensure it’s executed consistently globally.
  • Supported the development milestones costing meetings to HQ team as requested.
  • Communicated to the updated of costing policies to factories and conducted a fact-based study if any concerns from factory.
  • Trained the team for the enhancement of systems and process to ensure costing requirements are met.
  • Negotiated the material prices with supplier directly prior the material costing was setup.
  • Reviewed the costing concerns with each factory weekly.
  • Shared the costing performance to factory leadership team, costing VP and director annually.
Adidas - Costing Manager
City, STATE, 05/1999 - 05/2004
  • Verified the cost breakdown and provided the cost saving suggestion to HQ through the product creation process.
  • Tooling amortization checking and settlement
  • Worked on improvements of costing systems and costing processes.
  • Provided a win-win solution to solve the critical costing issues between factory and Adidas.
  • Negotiated the mold cost, material cost and component cost for my projects.
  • Provided the cost analysis for new technology or process (pre-development) to ensure the price was met our expectation.
Reebok - Costing Specialist
City, STATE, 01/1997 - 04/1999
  • Created and reviewed the cost break down with Reebok costing’s team.
  • Prepared all related costing documents to support senior costing director to negotiate with RBK costing team.
  • Settled the tooling cost with RBK costing team.
  • Provided the cost saving to RBK costing team achieve the TFOB.
  • Provided the cost training to new staffs.

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  • Guang Xi University

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  • BU Golf Footwear Costing Lead
  • Senior Costing Manager
  • Costing Manager
  • Costing Specialist


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