SANDRA CARNEIRO

SANDRA CARNEIRO

Senior Manager - Expert in Footwear & Accessories PD & Production

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Summary

• Leader in managing the product development and production responsibilities for footwear and accessories product categories.
• Exceptional cost negotiation skills in order to achieve or exceed department's margin goals by partnering closely with vendors and design.
• Travel to Asia to maintain good vendor relations, discuss development and production challenges, work on shortening lead-times, resolve all open issues.
• Develop global sourcing strategies to deliver significant margin comps and quality improvements across all product.
• Proficient in technical product engineering across footwear and accessories product categories (bags, belts, SLGs', scarves, hats, cold weather, socks, men's ties, jewelry, sunglasses, and towels).
• Execute sourcing efficiencies to consolidate vendor base and ensure volume pricing with factories are met.
• Leader and facilitator in resolution of challenges and issues along with administering effective utilization of available resources, tools and processes.
• Create and manage T & A calendar to ensure all critical milestone dates are met from design inception through bulk production.

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