10+ years of Design, Product Development and Production experience working for multiple Fortune 500
Strong technical knowledge of intimate apparel and knitwear.
Results-oriented fashion industry
professional skilled at leading teams and revitalizing and launching products.
06/2014 to Current
Global Sourcing ManagerPVH - Calvin Klein Underwear － New York, NY
Grew the CKU Women's Off-Price business from $41.5M - $50M in one fiscal year through strategic
sourcing of raw materials and vendor allocation as well as cost engineering mainline product to fit into
lower MSRP guidelines
Partnered with Design and Global Merchandising to reduce SKU count and increase units bought in
Women's Mainline Sleepwear business
Created standard operating procedures for late adds which was leveraged across dual-gender global
product teams in order to meet calendar deliverables
Standardized workflow and product approval checklist for all Calvin Klein and Heritage Underwear
Costco bulk buys
Established a Digital Color Library and implemented process to avoid confusion between marketing
names, color standard numbers and NRF codes, effectively reducing delivery slides and liabilities
Selected as a trusted partner for the JDA Data Cleanse Team, DRI for Tech Pack Accuracy Team and DRI for
Leadership Tools Goal 2016
Ensured over 90% on-time delivery of 20-35K bulk-representative samples four seasons in a row.
10/2011 to 06/2014
Product Development Coordinator
LBrands - Victoria's Secret - 1740 Broadway, New York, NY
Ensured team's partnership with design throughout development allowing product details to meet
aesthetic direction as well as bulk production criteria
Owned development meetings with vendors and related follow up in all product categories
Compiled and reviewed initial costing, provided resolution and communicated challenges
Guaranteed accurate entry of color components in Flex PLM post cross-functional details meetings
Monitored status of all new raw materials and partners with raw material designers to identify potential
risk for quality and cost
Tracked and requested all style review meeting samples, working closely with regional partners by
prepositioning sample yardage down to color level
Managed team's adherence to development calendar deliverables.
01/2009 to 09/2011
Product CoordinatorAmerican Eagle Outfitters － New York, NY
Managed all Fabric, Trim and Print developments for all categories of aerie underwear
Sent and revised all PDM tech packs each season to the allocated vendors
Created and organized full fabric and trim reference library available to all aerie teams for use.
06/2006 to 12/2008
Product Design AssistantPolo Ralph Lauren － New York, NY
Assisted the design team in all areas of the development process
Managed all communication between design & overseas vendors (Europe & HK) for Web PDM
Created CAD layouts for sweaters/ knits using Point-Carre.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Advertising and MarketingFashion Institute of Technology － New York, NYAdvertising and Marketing
Bachelor of Arts: ItalianSmith College － Northampton, MAItalian