Senior Product Developer with 9+ years combined experience in private label development including design, cost negotiation and production of apparel and consumer products. Recognized for a professional demeanor, focused objectives and a passion for managing product development from design inception through delivery. Well versed in manufacturing processes and regulatory compliance. Skilled in developing and maintaining strong networks with cross-cultural and cross-functional teams, including clients, design, sales, liaison offices, retailers, manufacturers, and industry professionals. Motivated and driven team leader who encourages a collaborative work environment and open communication as key contributors for account success. - Adept in trend analysis, building product roadmaps, negotiating target factory costs, projecting forecast quantities and providing product briefs to marketing team outlining key product features and benefits on all proposed SKUs prior to development. - Experienced in managing all pre-production processes, as well as identifying potential production, quality, and costing issues while proactively making recommendations to maintain client/retailer satisfaction and margin. - Able to successfully interpret and react to current business and market trends within short lead times to create and produce the best quality product lines at the best value for clients. - In-depth knowledge of materials, finishes, printing processes, construction techniques and manufacturing processes for cut and sew and hard goods. Experienced in working with ABS, PVC, PET, polypropylene, rubber and silicone. - Experienced international traveler responsible for overseeing sampling and production of product lines.