Seasoned Retail Production Professional: Solid experience with sourcing strategies, garment construction, apparel and non-apparel product development, negotiation, and vendor management. Proven ability to develop and manage short term (seasonal) and long term global sourcing plans that highlight key vendors, sourcing strengths and weaknesses, and growth opportunities. Recognized for finding structure out of ambiguity. Excellent problem solving and coordination skills. Effective Manager: Held management positions since 2005. Built effective teams, leveraging skill sets to achieve department goals. Results driven and known for inspiring achievement and advancement through goal setting and frequent interface. International Experience: Worked directly with factories and sourcing offices/agents on garment costing, lead times, development and production on three continents, covering the USA, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia. Worked and lived in Tokyo, Japan developing and facilitating the training program for local new hires.