Teal Diamond-Spinks

Teal Diamond-Spinks

Sourcing, Product Development Management Specializing in Fabric, Trim, Packaging, Labels and Raw Materials
Location: Fair Oaks CA
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SUMMARY: Sourcing Manager with over 20 years of experience with a strong background in research, sourcing, development, purchasing and production. Specializing in apparel, raw materials, fabrics, trim, inventory management and procurement. My skills are global negotiation, purchasing, contracts, networking and excellent communication. Results orientated with a proven track record of profitability. PROFILE: • Over 20 years experience in soft-line/hard-line apparel and accessories manufacturing across Women’s, Men’s, Kids and Infants. • Specialized in sourcing, product development, vendor procurement and cost negotiations throughout the entire product life cycle. • Trained in Children’s safety and compliance regulations. • Built a solid supplier base network with seasoned account management skills. • Created design and development boards, special projects and presentations. • Excellent planning and problem-solving skills with a positive, upbeat and proactive approach. • Strong cross-functional partner with an ability to train, motivate and develop teams. • Detailed, organized and consistently meets all deadlines and deliverables. • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe, Bill of Material programs and various other Retail software systems. ACHIEVEMENTS: • Researched and implemented online reverse auction software platform for raw material procurement yielding annual savings between $250K - $1.5 million. • Activated vendor rebate program on key accounts resulting in 10-20% rebates per quarter, per nominated supplier. • Developed authorized supplier lists which minimized counterfeiting, reduced defectives, maintained consistency, lowered costs and maintained quality. • Successful contributor for in new brand launches: in-house brand redesigns as well as sub-division private label apparel, shoe and accessory brands. • Created customer satisfaction survey for internal/external business partners using Survey Monkey which allowed for proactive problem solving and increased department AWARDS: • Certificate of Completion/Typing Test 46 WPM - State of California 2012 • Certificate of Readiness & Self Sufficiency Workshop 2012 • Certificate of Continuing Education/ Mi¬crosoft Excel – Rockhurst University 2010 • Certificate Excellence for Employment Readiness & Self Sufficiency - February 2012 • Award - Mervyn’s Cost Savings Annual of $200, 000 - 2008 • Award Smart Saver Accomplishment from Levi Strauss & Co for New Process and Procedures - 2003 • Certification for Gap Inc Direct of train¬ing for Customer Service Consultant - 2001 • Letter of Guarantee from Prym Schaef¬fer for The Gymboree Corp for lifetime guarantee on snap fasteners on failures and defects - 1999 • Certificate of Achievement from The Gymboree Corp for completion of Effective Business Writing - 1999 • Certificate of Achievement from The Gymboree Corp for Excel Fundamentals - 1998 • Certification of training to be a Zutopia Model Citizen awarded - 1998

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INTERESTS
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • riding motorcycles
  • camping
  • rollerskating
  • collecting vintage Volkswagen toys
  • Volkswagen's
  • cooking
  • riding my bicycle
  • baking professionally on the side
  • music concerts
  • baseball games
  • riding rollercoasters
  • etc...
SPORTS
  • Tennis
  • Roller Derby
  • Soccer
  • softball
  • skiing
  • and more!
GROUPS
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