Mark Valdez has built an amazing and interesting career with 3 decades of experince in the apparel industry (20 years at Nike at HQ, with 8 of those living in Thailand, Chile, Costa Rica, and Vietnam) . His strengths stretch across the global enterprise including: sourcing, development, costing, production, materials, inventory management, vendor/supplier management, international operations, logistics, merchandising, purchasing and customer service.Mark is a leader that sets direction, inspires people, gets everyone moving in the same direction, knows how to win the confidence of contractors and suppliers, works extremely well with product creation teams, and makes things happen. Results prove he has the ability to organize information and resources to get after actionable plans and sustainable goals.Mark has proven expertise and a track record in developing, managing and delivering apparel and gear product offerings from conception through customer delivery. He excels at hands on matrix cross functional leadership, as well as innate product development, manufacturing, and service/support with a strong emphasis on building established relationships with contractors/vendors.Mark is capable of creating, mentoring, and leading highly successful domestic and international teams through times of aggressive business growth and challenging organizational changes. He has a get it done attitude with a customer based problem solving approach; analyzing issues, setting strategy and trends from a product creation perspective that provides results, efficiencies and services that satisfy business efficiency and growth.As we all know It's not about the job in product creation, it is about the passion and teamwork. Never say never. See resume or Linked-in profile for more information.