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Product Manager/Sourcing Manager

Location:
Oak Creek, WI, 53154
Salary:
60000
Posted:
March 14, 2018

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PRODUCT/SOURCING MANAGER

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Multifaceted, results-driven, and goal-focused professional with broad-based experience in product development, merchandising, and sourcing with willingness to relocate to other states to seek new opportunities. Equipped with strong business acumen in creating marketing plans, sales opportunities, and retail space strategies and designs. Effective in marketing, budgeting, forecasting, and cross-functional teams and staff supervision toward the attainment of organizational goals and objectives. Articulate negotiator and communicator; capable of establishing relationships with vendors and all levels of individuals.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Product Development

Strategic Planning and Implementation

Buying and Planning

Shipment and Delivery Management

Brand Marketing

Product Placement

Business Process Execution

Market Research and Analysis

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Bon-Ton Stores Milwaukee, WI

Product Manager • 2017–Present

Oversee all aspects of operations, including sourcing, costing, production, packaging, and delivery management

Evaluate new and existing products through in-depth market research and cost analysis

Facilitate training for direct reports regarding all facets of the product development process

Provided expert management to full product life cycle on children’s and accessories’ private label brands with more than $20M annual sales

Drove effort in achieving annual gross markup plan for 2016 and 2017

Associate Product Manager • 2015–2017

Conducted negotiations of vendor support with over 15 vendors to obtain company’s gross margin goal on a quarterly basis

Supported the product management full life cycle of all three of the boy and baby private label brands

Fostered positive working relationships with domestic and international partners

Played a key role in the re-launching of a private label baby line, including visual, collateral, vendor sourcing, and margin agreement within a six-month period

Assistant Product Manager • 2014–2015

Closely coordinated with the Design and Technical Design teams to calculate cost of elements of products

Developed planograms to present creative layout for boy/baby private label brands

Worked on providing advertising needs of merchants for digital and paper advertisements

Reviewed weekly style selling to identify what style performed to react to in-season business and what to grow for future seasons

Merchandise Assistant • 2012–2013

Strategically led more than 12 moderate sportswear vendors which generated over $94M in sales

Sendik’s Fine Foods Brookfield, WI

Wine and Spirits Consultant • 2011–2012

Actively communicated with customers to consult regarding their beverage choices

Offered hands-on assistance to buyer in purchasing of wine and spirits accessories

Coordinated with owners to provide advertisement on various social networking sites

Took charge of encoding purchase order data into spreadsheets

Kohl’s Corporate Office Menomonee Falls, WI

Web Merchandise Coordinator Specialist • 2011

Contributed key input in the creation of new web page, in conjunction with the E-commerce Team

Collaborated with team members to schedule deadlines and ensure the accuracy and efficiency of completed tasks

Recorded and retrieved related data from the company software

Driveline Retail Merchandising Milwaukee, WI

Area Coordinator • 2010

Visited store locations across Milwaukee and Chicago areas to outline planograms to effectively and creative display merchandise

Arranged jewelry and men’s clothing displays to present and promote products for Macy’s

Offered assistance to numerous retailers in setting up visual displays and identifying new product lines

Target Oak Creek, WI

Team Lead • 2007–2008

Interfaced with multiple departments to assist customers on merchandise purchasing

Built visual displays onto sales floor and classified merchandise

Carried out staff training and evaluation to enhance their management skills

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, 2012

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, 2010

Milwaukee Area Technical College

ACTIVITIES

Board of Directors, Officer for Courage Milwaukee

Chairman, Bonton Give Back Committee/Bonton Culture Committee

Advocate, Hunger Task Force/GCC/United Way

Executive Volunteer and Coordinator, PrideFest Milwaukee

TECHNICAL ACUMEN

Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Adobe (Illustrator and Photoshop) PLM MicroStrategy



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