Experienced Product Developer with strong leadership and relationship-building skills.
Superb attention to detail
Trend and emerging brand awareness
Strong market knowledge
Played a key role in the successful development of a leading women's footwear line. Developed and approved new color and material each season. Created and managed design processes within a large team. Collaborated with cross functional teams coordinating footwear, bags, and other accessories.
02/2010 to 07/2016
Director Product Development FootwearNine West Holdings － New York City, NYWorked directly with Creative Director to merchandise the line and manage the product development team. Developed new colors and materials, worked closely with tanners for new inspiration, approved all lab dips and showroom samples. Pre-Ordered leather from oversea tanners for sample needs. Partnered with design team daily to coordinate all development with oversea China office. Responsible for specs and communication with China office for FFany show samples 6 times year. Worked directly with handbag and licensee team to coordinate product direction and create synergy across product categories.
03/2007 to 02/2010
Line BuilderJones Group － New York City, NYDeveloped color and material for Nine West wholesale line. Managed and oversaw all development in China. Worked closely with Creative Director and VP design to spec and detail the collections. Traveled to Asia and Europe for development. Collaborated with trend team and licensee team to coordinate fashion direction for the brand each season.
04/2002 to 03/2007
Product DevelopmentNine West Group － White Plains, NYWorked with Nine West Retail and Outlet buying teams to build exclusive product for our retail channels.
03/2001 to 04/2002
Director Customer Service International
Managed team that received all PO orders and shipping details for all International licensee's. Built strong relations with
licensees. Collaborated with sourcing, design and production teams. Managed and updated International website as a selling tool.
01/2000 to 03/2001
International Account Executive
Sales Executive for 3 largest
International accounts UK and Asia and Australia.
Show both footwear and accessory lines
each market. Collect and analyze sales trends and recommend orders
and re-orders to the buying offices. Shop market and assist with
product development with outside vendors for special retail
02/1999 to 01/2000
Associate Retail Director
Merchandise analysis and business
support UK and Australia buying offices. Project leader for
11/1998 to 02/1999
Assistant Retail Director
Compile, analyze and summarize sales
and shipping information. Communicate with vendors and UK office
regarding orders and buyers
11/1997 to 07/1998
Assistant Buyer Casuals and Bottoms Dress Barn － Suffern, NY
Marymount College － Tarrytown, NYAdjunct Professor Senior Professional Project and Fashion Merchandising
Accessory-Handbag pattern making and design Fashion Institute of Technology － New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts: Fashion MerchandisingMarymount College － Tarrytown, NY
Study abroad Cordwainers College London
Internship Jaegar London
Bachelor of Science: BusinessMarymount College － Tarrytown, NY