Results-oriented, collaborative Product Development/Sourcing leader with rich experience in product development & execution, vendor management, team leadership, navigating internal and external relationships, and revenue growth. Adept with aligning strategies, visions and timelines. A creative problem solver that anticipates challenges & risks to eliminate roadblocks.
Coach teams on supporting raw material decision making to maximize fabric rationalization, developments and fabric commonality.
Improved efficiencies through analyzing gaps and weaknesses in the product development/sourcing processes; Developed and implemented effective standardized global processes to service product development & sourcing teams on a single global platform. Facilitated conversations with stakeholders to prioritize objectives & solutions.
Managed costing activities through the development cycle including risk analysis and vendor cost negotiations. Determined product cost feasibility by calculating internal cost breakdowns, directing FOB and gross margin targets to achieve financial goals. Governed factory performance by overseeing product costs, lead-times, quality, capacity and on time performance. Developed and managed strategic vendor relationships for 3yr projection.
Lead approval and set standards and tolerance levels for trim development, print and art techniques and new fabric developments. Prioritized competing demands supporting business needs while accelerating submit and sample delivery (art punches, strike offs, fits, size sets, PP samples, etc.) to maintain or expedite production schedules. Oversee creation and maintenance of Bill of Materials/CC charts. Directed, trained, and coached direct reports to be product experts with succession planning and regular performance reviews to address growth and development.
Project Management Essentials Certificate
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