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Manager Product Development

Brick, New Jersey, United States
October 13, 2016

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Janice A. Hall **** Burrsville Road Brick, NJ ****4 732-***-****


Accomplished Purchasing professional skilled in managing new material purchasing, inventory control, manufacturing communication and maintenance and schedule of component delivery. Proven ability to manage staff and communicate with other departments, vendors, and executive management to ensure purchasing goals are met.


• Strategic supplier / vendor partnership • Merchandise display development

• Vendor sourcing and negotiation • Team player

• Decision maker • Competitive analysis

• Excellent verbal communicator • Dynamic professional


03/2012 – September 2016 Innocor, Inc. (formerly Sleep Innovations) Red Bank, NJ


Source and purchase textiles, packaging and printed packaging for an annual value of $25million dollars. Negotiates supplier contracts and conducts production planning. Assists in daily manufacturing operations by performing plant communications at manufacturing facilities for all New Product Introductions.

Sources and requests quotes and lead-times for newly created and replenishment items sourced from North America, Europe, and Asia.

Contributes to weekly Project Team meetings with cross functional project teams comprised of Channel and Consumer Marketing, Sales Operations, Sourcing, Quality and Product Development to execute new product development plans. Worked closely with new Product Development on BOM creation and assembly instruction.

Manages all components from initial product creation to production via new item set up forms while ensuring compliance of all global law tags are met

Work directly with the Product Data Management team on the data entry of new item set-up within the JD Edwards database.

Works directly with the Creative Team engineering new product structure. Requests and monitors ISTA packaging testing.

Issues, maintains, and tracks all component purchase orders based on weekly customer forecast, including textiles, printed packaging, displays, and marketing materials.

Pursues vendor confirmations, settles discrepancies, prioritizing purchase orders, and resolve specification issues.

Tracks imported components by working closely with Freight Forwarders and suppliers while coordinating delivery, and guaranteeing delivery within the agreed upon delivery dates to the manufacturing facilities, either US or abroad to meet customer program dates.

Travels to US Manufacturing facilities for New Product Launches assisting the plant employees with assembly of each launch using accurate bills of material and assembly instructions

Supervise 1- Purchasing Assistant

10/2007 – 09/2011 Hampton Forge Ltd. Ocean Township, NJ


Purchased flatware and cutlery for major retail chains according to specification, quality, and delivery required

Acted as liaison between customer and factory providing updated information as needed

Monitor shipments for on time departure and accurate arrival time

Information from purchase order creation to warehouse delivery is then conveyed to various in-house departments

Processed import documentation accurately and forwarded to appointed freight forwarders accurately and on time.

Accuracy and timeliness of documents created cost savings avoiding any late fees or penalties. Over the course of 4 years, achieved 99% accuracy and timeliness

Created and monitored Letters of Credit along with creation of documentation and sent to the banking institutions on a timely basis for payment

10/2006 – 10/2007 Road Master USA Eatontown, NJ


Purchased, imported and coordinated over 100 sku’s of Automotive Accessories imported from China.

Communicated daily with suppliers via telephone and Internet to follow up on production and shipping

Maintained inventory levels as market demand required

Process all incoming import documentation

Maintain records of New Product Development. Interact with all departments accumulating information needed to begin launch of new product including specifications, packaging, UPC numbers, etc.

01/2001 – 10/2006 Coni-Seal, Inc. Lakewood, NJ


Source, purchase, plan, negotiate, forecast and maintain inventory levels at 2 separate distribution centers for approximately $10.6 million of Automotive Brake Parts. Source, buy, and maintain inventory of all printed packaging such as folding cartons and labels consisting of approximately 30 private labels and 50 different sizes

Coordinate all printed packaging between marketing department, customer, creative graphics artist and supplier of packaging

Supervised the purchasing of 10 product classes

Supervised a staff of 3 Product Planners

Coordinated incoming shipments from overseas and local shipments for 3 warehouses. Negotiate contracts with Freight Forwarders, Brokers, and trucking companies. Schedule daily inbound shipments. Monitor receipts of all products daily

Maintained inventory levels for 3 outside warehouses

Prior Experience:

Sanofi Beaute’ –Product Development Sourcing Specialist 1998-2001

Action Tungsram- Purchasing Agent 1995-1998


Middlesex County College Middlesex, NJ


Strong knowledge/use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; AS400; Internet Explorer; JD Edwards, SharePoint.

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