15+ years of bringing consumer products from concept to market by working with cross-functional teams such as Sales, Industrial Design, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Contract Manufacturers (China - CM’s) and key stakeholders to communicate product/project status updates: production schedules, sourcing fabric and trims, development issues, expectations, ship date sand testing requirements.
Motocross protective equipment developed:
Chest protectors, elbow/shin guards, kidney belts, water bottles, and product refresh.
Roller luggage, bags, backpacks, tool kits, hydration packs, special projects and strollers and iPhone protective cases.
Leather and fabric wallets, leather and PU purses, belts, baseball and trucker caps/hats, beanies, beach towels, trims and fabric prints.
Footwear developed: Men's and Women's sandals and flip-flops
Consumer packaged goods design management, costing negotiations, die and tooling approval, vacuum forming, compression molding, extrusion, material sourcing, vendor management, multi-version packaging management, logistics management, packaging components part number creation for BOMs and costing.
Experienced managing teams in USA and China, factory and material sourcing, production output planning, tooling/mold and design approval for production, mass production ramp-up, COG's, price and minimum order quantity (MOQ) negotiations, Bill of Materials (BOM) and PLM implementation/creation, Engineering Change Orders (ECO), timeline and milestone creation/review. Will jump in to get things done on time and on budget. A true problem solver and very comfortable wearing multiple hats in fast-paced start-up or structured environments.
Experienced traveling to Mexico and China (25% travel).