Ken Ueda

Ken Ueda

Director of Merchandising and Product Development

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Summary

As a strategic merchandising and product development executive, what I do is define a company's vision, drive their growth strategy, and infuse the sales force with new ideas to ultimately take companies to the next level of success.

I am a driven, creative leader who thinks entrepreneurially that executes with focused strategy, communication, and collaboration. With HD Supply, I currently lead the strategy, merchandising, and innovation agenda for the window coverings, cabinets, and manufacturing categories. Prior to that, I held senior level roles for MBT Footwear and Mizuno, where I led transformation in corporate strategy and influenced change redirecting focus towards innovation, speed to market, and consumer insights.

The essential value I bring is my ability to articulate the vision and engage the sales organization so they execute in a manner that takes the business to the next level. This is how I've been able to critically drive the business time and again.

EXPERTISE
¦ Strategic Merchandising Leadership
¦ Product Development & Product Line Management
¦ Assortment Planning & Sourcing
¦ Organizational Leadership
¦ Corporate Strategy
¦ Strategic Mission & Vision
¦ Revenue & Profit Growth
¦ Consumer Marketing
¦ Integrated Marketing
¦ Cross-Functional Team Leadership
¦ Brand Development & Management

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