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BURTON SNOWBOARDS 2004 - 2007 & 2009 - Present
Outerwear Designer (2011 - Present)
Created design sketches and technical specification packages on Adobe Illustrator for hand-off to Product Development and Technical Design teams.
Created design boards for buy-in presentations with Senior Management and internal/external partners.
Assisted with the design & placement of trims and logos.
Worked with Fabric team to research, design and develop materials.
Partnered with Design, Product Development and Technical Design team to issue formal proto comments and update sketches.
Product Line Merchandiser Outerwear & Apparel (2009 - Present)
Responsible for the overall strategic direction of The Program* brands (Four Square and Special Blend) which encompass merchandising direction and development management for all Mens & Womens outerwear and apparel (inc. wovens, knits & sweaters).
Part of a breakthrough team that took the brands from a 5+ year debt to profit within the first fiscal year.
Managed US & Asia Development teams from inception to final production to ensure quality and on-time delivery.
Decreased unproductive categories by 27%, increasing overall productivity by 28% YOY.
Negotiated all buys and managed bills of materials to increase gross margin by 5% YOY.
Communicated brand directives and present a complete and focused assortment each season to Global Sales and Key Accounts (includes frequent domestic and international travel).
Assistant Product Manager Womens Apparel (2006 - 2007)
Organized and maintained the development & production for knits, wovens & sweaters.
Worked directly with garment factories and fabric mills throughout Asia.
Collaborated with Design team to create and hand-off production ready tech packs.
Sales Assistant (2005 - 2006)
Intern Mens Outerwear (Summer 2004)
ROME DESIGN SYNDICATE 2007-2009
Designer / Developer Outerwear
YOY sales increased by 67%; increasing our market share in North America by 32.5%
Planned, organized and maintained the design, development and production to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives for a start-up Mens and Womens outerwear program.
Restructured the outerwear division; from establishing a vendor base to creating a functional design & development team for higher productivity, efficiency and profitability.
GAP INC. BANANA REPUBLIC 2004 - 2005
Huntington Station, NY
Assistant Visual Merchandiser
Assisted with the execution and maintenance of seasonal floor plans and in-store visual merchandising for window displays.
COACHING CENTER OF VERMONT 2010
Vital Business: Business Coaching for Leaders & Managers
Limited to 20 spots a year, this is a referral-only program paid for by Burton Snowboards for the investment of key employees.
CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE 2007
Professional Certificate in Multimedia & Graphic Design: Print
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SUNY 2002 2006
New York, NY
BS Degree, Fashion Merchandising Management
Proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, PhotoShop, Illustrator, WebPDM, Quark, InDesign
Working knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin)