Created and maintained vendor capability and performance information database
Experienced in domestic and international sourcing and purchasing
Strong ability to collect data, analyzes information, define problems and identify solutions.
Experienced in domestic and international price negotiations
Negotiated supplier contracts with core factories
Planned daily workflow, and production scheduling
Identified opportunities and recommendations for re-sourcing and re-negotiation of prices to meet delivery and price margins goals
Implemented and oversaw development/production calendar to meet garment delivery dates
Assisted the design team in highlighting issues which could potentially affect manufacturing and pricing
Resolved quality and pricing issues with vendors
Negotiated final claims
Proven multi-cultural management and communication skills
Recommended improvements in production methods and procedures
Managed the manufacturing processes within a cross functional team of merchandisers, Sourcing, designers, fit techs, production and others to meet development and production deadlines.
Built, prepared, and maintained production monthly reports on cost, delivery, and quality
Coordinated and lead weekly production meetings
Assisted in negotiating confirmed prices to achieve the company’s goals for gross margin and profitability.