I have worked as a Product Development Manager & Consultant for many international Brands such as Reach®, FireFly®, Binaca®, working on new product development for these brands. As a product Manager I believe that constant innovation is the key to attaining success and maintaining it for lifetime, not just a few years.
Developed & launched 120+ high-end Reach® and Firefly® products, available at all major national retailers. Topped 2016 target of $126M by executing products in record time and in- creasing business window for 2017.
Generated $1.8M incremental profit in 2016 by repurposing $2.4M worth of scrap materials into new products.
Collaborated with core management team to get $15MM in savings in 2015 by negotiating with vendors and reducing COGS.
Engineered product designs with 3rd party manufacturers, validated specs, brainstormed on 200+ horizontal and vertical product ideas.
Planned and sourced first prototypes with the product designers; created and validated pack- aging specifications, spearheaded 20+ manufacturers globally on first production launches. Generated demand forecast based on historical sales data and sales projections, carried out first purchase orders to 3rd party vendors, negotiated costs till the last cent, saved over $5M in new product development purchases.
Maintained executive-level relationships with global suppliers and license partners. Collaborated with internal teams and manufacturers globally to analyze critical paths in sup- ply chain; liaise with procurement team for inventory management and new market launches. Collaborated with global licensors Disney, Lucas Films, Marvel, DC Comics, Matel, Sanrio etc creating 75+ licensed products, drastically increased sales revenue.
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