Senior Product Development Manager, Niles, IL - January 3, 2013
Worked as a new product developer, developing new concepts from initial thumbnail sketches, into presentation quality renderings for internal review. If approved, worked with sourcing agent to get quotes from asian vendors on unit pricing and delivery timing. Worked with marketing and advertising to guide the development process with the end customer always in mind. Consulted with licensors regarding new product guidelines. Tracked timelines for multiples programs, up to 75 at any given moment, to assure scheduling and delivery needs. Reviewed finished goods to ensure quality control standards. The most enjoyable part of this process for me was coming up with new ideas, and presenting them to the group from review. The majority of my co-workers were very talented, and we had pleasant relations.