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Manager Product Development

Westwood, NJ, 07675
March 23, 2018

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Leslie Braga


Results-driven, skilled Senior Product Development Manager focused on achieving success and increased productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration. Skills

Experienced in production scheduling

Knowledgeable of quality control standards

Procurement specialist

Purchasing ability

Global and strategic sourcing

Troubleshooting and problem solving

Procedure development

Contract management



May 2017 to January 2018

Atlantic Coast Brands - Jersey City, NJ

Sourced and executed pre-production development with cosmetic components and filling companies both locally and global.

Managed development and production for finished goods. Monitored the transition of product from concept to bulk production through weekly meetings with cross-functional facilities

Coordinated and conducted weekly meetings to ensure on timely development and production samples. Senior New Product Development Manager

July 2009 to November 2015

Atlantic Coast Brands - Jersey City, NJ

Actively suggested operational improvements to enhance quality, improve production times and reduce costs. Prepared and maintained clear concise complete BOMs and distributed to allocated manufacturing facilities. Worked with Quality Assurance director and factories to monitor and enforce set guidelines. Communicated daily with overseas factories to ensure timely delivery of pre and production items. Responsible for weekly approvals, redirection of quality assurance for batches, components, and color variances. Responsible for sourcing all componentry, testing, and price negotiation with supplies. Worked with consultant to register all products for 4 brands Hydroxatone, Miracle Skin Transformer, Keranique, and Christie Brinkley for EU registration into Canada, US, and EU Product Coordinar

July 2007 to January 2009

LeSportsac - New York, NY

Actively suggested operational improvements to enhance quality, improve production times and reduce costs. Monitored the production processes and adjusted schedules. Planned and laid out work to meet production and schedule requirements. Communicated with oversea factories daily managing the pre and post production of all new products for 3 brands.

Oversaw the development and launch of Tokidoki for LeSportSac and Stella McCathy for LeSportSac Product Design Assistant

January 2006 to July 2007

Capelli New York Headquarters - New York, NY

Designed cold weather knits, belts, bags, jewelry and hair. Assisted in the development of new product lines for all seasons. 176 Forest Road, Allendale NJ 07401

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Developed tech sheets and spec sheets for customer lines or specific customer requests. Researched and developed trend boards.

instructed seminars for new hires on corporate and departmental policies and procedures. Approved fabric and cost analysis

Controlled and revised inventory counts in development log for all samples Updated show rooms consistent with existing trends and styles Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts : Political Science and History, 2004 University of Rhode Island - South Kingstown, RI, United States Minor in Psychology

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