After 4years in the apparel industry as a buyer, I have spent the last 5 years in the footwear industry as a footwear product developer and production manager for Ed Hardy, Nine West sneakers, Julie Bee's. Meeting with production deadlines, understanding the challenges of getting samples approved as well as negotiating with vendors on prices, schedule and quality became my specialty. I have worked in Europe and in the USA, speak French and Spanish and have great people skills.