product development manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Proven skill and efficiency in managing the full lifecycle of Product Development. Skilled Product Development/Project Management professional experienced in research, design and development of lighting/manufacturing products. Data Entry Specialist with over 25+ years experience with CRM,CMS, JDE and Product Management Systems. Successful manager with advanced planning and conflict management skills. Hardworking and reliable with strong ability in multi-tasking. Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality. Meets tight deadlines.

  • Product Development Manager / Project Management
  • Data Entry Specialist (150 WPM / 8,000 KPH)
  • Work Order Entry
  • Spreadsheet and Database Programs
  • Advanced Excel/Office Suite
  • Database Backup
  • Inventory Systems / Database Management
  • Expert JDE/ CRM Platforms
  • Data Verification
  • Document Storage and Cloud-Based Systems
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Manufacturing Expertise
  • Market Research Analysis
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Trade Show Coordination
  • Product and Service Specification
  • Calendar Management
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Decision Making
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Research and Development
Loyola University of Chicago Chicago, IL Expected in 02/1999 Associate of Arts : General Studies - GPA :
Work History
Acacia Hr Solutions - Product Development Manager
Irvine, CA, 02/2010 - 03/2020
  • Oversaw complete product development lifecycle from concept through production.
  • Managed development of yearly new product launch (over 60+ new products)
  • Managed complete data entry for new and existing products across company platforms annually - over 1,200+ new sku's loaded in CMS and JDE per launch.
  • Created companies first Media Kit for E-Commerce Department for existing products (over 350+ products and 10K+ sku's) resulting in 22% increased sales.
  • Daily Work Order Entry/Production Orders for new and current products.
  • Complete all data entry tasks within timeline while maintaining high-level of accuracy.
  • Maintained database for existing products daily resulting in 100% accuracy.
  • Processed monthly reports using advanced Excel spreadsheet functions.
  • Engaged closely with customers to understand product vision and define product strategies.
  • Identified product problems and strengths and collected data on customer experience to compile into reports.
  • Initiated market research studies directed operations and reviewed findings to optimize marketing approaches.
  • Analyzed consumer behaviors and market trends, adjusting email and advertising campaigns based on current knowledge.
  • Directed preparation of marketing collateral, including descriptions, photographs and copy for print and digital needs.
  • Balanced company objectives and customer desires when formulating pricing and marketing strategies.
  • Demonstrated product features to customers and answered questions.
  • Supervised internal product knowledge base for all products.
  • Wrote marketing requirements documents for future product development.
  • Measured and reported on marketing campaign performance, gained insights and compared results against goals to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Emerson Electric Co. - Senior Buyer
Riverside, CA, 06/2006 - 02/2010
  • Data Entry Work Order and Purchase Order Processing in JDE.
  • Reviewed work orders and accurately input data into companies database (CRM & JDE).
  • Transcribed data after verifying information to deliver projects with 100% accuracy.
  • Identified ad corrected data entry errors to provent duplication/discrepancies across systems.
  • Organized billing and invoice data in JDE.
  • Prepared accounts receivable data and generated generated revenue reports to Supervisors.
  • Reviewed work order demand from MRP to support company requirements.
  • Accurately outlined terms, conditions, delivery deadlines and pricing in purchase orders.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to meet customer requirements and market demands.
  • Audited supplier facilities for processes and quality.
  • Led sourcing projects to maintain on-time delivery of purchased materials.
  • Managed domestic and overseas suppliers and coordination of orders.
  • Negotiated with selected suppliers to obtain lowest unit cost.
  • Assessed trends and inventory usage to provide maximum product coverage for different time frames.
  • Tracked and approved procurement plans and inventory levels.
  • Participated in supplier calls to define component deliveries, meeting scheduled production dates.
  • Requested pricing quotes from suppliers to determine best source of supply.
  • Researched sources of supply and services to maintain flexibility, high quality and competitive pricing.
  • Worked with suppliers to expedite open purchase orders and shipments in-transit.
  • Synchronized supply chain inventory with customer demand to mitigate excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Maintained supplier relationships to improve lead time, cost and quality.
  • Analyzed and completed supplier performance reviews, addressing corrective actions.

Christiana Industries LLC - Senior Buyer / Supplier Manager
City, STATE, 11/1995 - 06/2006
  • Data Entry of work orders, sales orders and purchase orders.
  • Complied, prioritized, sorted and processed production work orders into company database (JDE).
  • Oversaw 2 junior buyers daily data input to ensure accuracy.
  • Conducted vendor monitoring and supply chain management activities in compliance with internal logistics standards.
  • Implemented clear and effective planning strategies to meet supply chain needs, meet demand and optimize distribution.
  • Supported company's business strategy by developing and managing global supply base contributing to growth.
  • Kept supply and demand in balance to support production goals.
  • Implemented communication channels with customers, clientele and key vendors, prioritizing opportunities and ensuring quick problem resolution.
  • Directed planning and procurement of raw materials, scheduled production jobs and coordinated logistics.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
Northcutt Travel Agency - Administrative Travel Assistant
City, STATE, 02/2022 - Current
  • Making travel arrangements, such as booking flights, cars, and making hotel and restaurant reservations.
  • Make travel reservations and arrangements for entire team, as required.
  • Manage all visa related paperwork and data processing in database/CRM.
  • Data Entry for all new reservations in database/CRM.
  • Maintain and manage travel expense sheet and present report at end of every trip in database/CRM.
  • Manage all invoices related to trips and keep data organized in database/CRM.
  • Manage any impromptu changes in travel plan in database/CRM.
  • Keep client profiles up to date with passport, visa related paperwork and credit card/payment processing in database/CRM.
  • Responsible for creating travel itineraries and sending to client in timely manner.
  • Organizing office and assisting associates to optimize processes.
  • Sorting and distributing communications in timely manner.
  • Handling office tasks, such as data entry, generating reports and presentations, setting up for meetings, and reordering supplies.
  • Providing real-time scheduling support by booking appointments and preventing conflicts.
  • Screening phone calls and routing callers to appropriate party.
  • Using computers to generate reports, transcribe minutes from meetings, create presentations, and conduct research.
  • Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.

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School Attended

  • Loyola University of Chicago

Job Titles Held:

  • Product Development Manager
  • Senior Buyer
  • Senior Buyer / Supplier Manager
  • Administrative Travel Assistant


  • Associate of Arts

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