PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, SOURCING AND RETAIL PROFESSIONAL
Respected Retail Professional who leverages expertise in production, negotiation, supplier management, and relationship building skills, to drive and deliver solid business results. Highly adept with working with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders to maximize business opportunities . Strong leadership skills, demonstrated success with managing initiatives of varying scope and sizes, and working collaboratively for optimal results.
Senior Product Development ManagerJul 2015 to Current THE APPAREL GROUP One of the World's Largest Dress Shirt Manufacturers － Lewisville, Texas
Created a robust Product Development Team that interacts with Design and Sales in partnership with the parent company TAL, the world's leading manufacturer of Men's high quality dress shirts.
structure and organization to build a Product Development team that executes to
strict time & action guidelines.
Processes and Systems to improve
workload efficiencies and improve timing of deliverables.
to maintain focus and execution while encouraging innovative thinking and ideas.
intensive competitive shopping activities both in store and on line.
Worked across Design
, Sales and External Customers to
deliver over $ 100 million at cost annually.
Sourcing Senior ManagerJan 2007 to Jan 2015 JCPenney US Retailer with over 1,000 Stores － Plano, Texas
Sourcing Senior Manager (2007 – March 2015)
- 2015 Women's Sweaters $100 million at cost
2012 - 2014 Men's knits $120 million at cost
2011- 2012 Mens
& Wo's Sweaters
$100 million at cost
2010 Woven Bottoms $100
million at cost
Served as a key member of JCPenney's private label sourcing team.
Leveraged extensive knowledge of cotton
rich products, fabric construction, and garment production, and drove the execution of strategic global sourcing activities,
including vendor and supplier selection, negotiation, quality control, and
critical project management.
Ensured sourcing plans and strategies were aligned
with business objectives to maximize profit and growth margins.
Traveled extensively to
maximize business opportunities, evaluated factory capabilities, and visited
apparel operations in Egypt, Bahrain, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, China and
Managed key vendor
relationships and collaborated with international buying office, buyers,
designers, and product development teams to procure quality garments that met
buyer costs targets.
Produced cost savings of millions of dollars over multiple programs.
Allocation ManagerFeb 2003 to Feb 2006 JCPenney － Plano, Texas
Led and directed a team of allocators across multiple buying offices, and managed the allocation of more than $200M in merchandise to 1100 stores annually.
Drove continuous improvement initiatives, and enhanced operational efficiencies, including special focus on managing inventory in top stores, and implementation of an allocation system, resulting in increased sales and revenue.
Collaborated with buying, merchandising, and marketing teams to determine merchandise allocation to optimize sales performance, and monitored and analyzed sales and demographic data, to drive continuous improvement in sales and profit.
Senior Project Manager Business OperationsFeb 2000 to Feb 2003 JCPenney － Plano, Texas
Provided leadership, oversight, and management of multiple key initiatives within various business units, with budgets ranging from $2M to $20M.
Managed overall scope, design, resources, testing, deployment, implementation, and training for a company wide systems launch.
Drove strategy and processes to revolutionize the company's buying operations, leading to improved efficiencies and profitability.
Supported the business operations division and worked with a cross-functional team including buying, planning, IT and allocation, and developed and implemented a company-wide allocation system.
Created training documentation and led the training of 200 newly hired Allocators.