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J OHN S TREICH Lake Saint Louis, MO 6336314.258.6678 firstname.lastname@example.org PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SUMMARY Global Product Management, Strategy/Research, and Operational Management professional with extensive experience managing product line portfolios, business planning, design/development and commercialization teams, and supply chain systems for products including commercial/residential consumer hard lines and business and outdoor consumer soft lines (cut-and-sew, molding, and assembly). Grounded in an Industrial Design education with subsequent record of continuous promotion to positions with expanded product management span of control. Recognized for a solution-focused leadership style, including the capacity to quickly synthesize emerging market/consumer data into insight and action, while communicating with brand team members to identify and achieve results-driven goals in today’s fast-paced global business markets. Demonstrated strengths in strategic short/long term planning, sales analysis, developing effective product roadmap solutions, and leading cross-collaborative teams through problem resolutions focused on reason and logic. Demonstrated success encompassing all aspects of product-to-market operations with emphasis in: Product Management: Strategy, Product Lifecycle, Market/Consumer and Competitive Research, Line Planning, Timelines, Cost Analysis, User Studies, Sales and Market Analysis Metrics. Leadership: Project Management, Cross-Departmental Leadership, Budgets, Global Product Management, Strategic Planning, Corrective Action, and Risk Assessment. Commercialization: Product Quality, Material Sourcing, Supplier Management, Cost Negotiations, Manufacturing Efficiencies, Production, Shipping Logistics, and Social Compliance. Demonstrated Business Contributions: Developed and executed successful business strategies for global brands, with specific expertise in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Managed $5+ million budgets, continuously improving margins/profits and decreasing costs through process improvement. Led global execution teams to goal attainment through communicating and listening to shared knowledge, and then partnering and executing mutually derived objectives. P ROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DETAILS TRGG ROUP,LLC–C ENTRICGROUP COMPANY ,S.LOUIS,MO 2004–2013 TRG is an upper market segment multi-brand licensed company providing business and travel gear, travel accessories, and multi-purpose outdoor-inspired gear. VICEPRESIDENT–P RODUCT MANAGEMENT /ASIANOPERATIONS 2008–J ANUARY 2013 Sustained focus on executive-level product/operations responsibilities essential for supporting line management, product development, design, and operations for $25M of sourced products for Victorinox and Wenger totaling over 1,000 SKU’s. o Created short/long-term strategic growth targets for $5M+ budget, while improving margins with an annual Freight on Board (FOB) savings of $2M. o Directed attainment of overall vision, incorporating rapidly changing market/consumer data and maintaining a high level of productivity by also ensuring the accuracy of profit and margins. o Collaborated with department leaders, planning/executing new product launches, developing marketing stories in relation to brand vision and consumer needs. o Facilitated effective communications among 5 direct reports and 40 indirect employees, an outcome that achieved strategic effectiveness with all cross-functional teams and operations. o Developed and managed the operational budget, including setting staffing ratios and performance metrics to ensure team met or exceeded margins, quality, and delivery. o Traveled extensively, setting product strategies, performing product presentations, improving efficiencies, and monitoring supply chain/operations. JOHN STREICH PAGE T WO Implemented highly effective cost cutting measures across the entire supply chain by building effective process and procedures to reduce finished goods costs across all product lines. o Decreased quality issues 60% by utilizing lean manufacturing methods, in-line inspections, and multi-stage final inspections. o Reduced raw material and product delivery lead-times by 25%. o Ensured continuous monitoring processes to address the challenges of international sourcing such as US importing requirements, cross-cultural business practices, and economic and political risk factors. VICEPRESIDENT–P RODUCTD EVELOPMENT 2006–2008 Managed $2M budget and development staff of 10, with focus on global brands such as Victorinox, Callaway, Timberland and various house brands. o Improved product margins and profits results by 10-20% over 4-year period. o Achieved 15% in cost reductions each year over consecutive 3-year period. Implemented improved responsiveness in product development, research, supply chain, sourcing, materials development, purchasing support and product procurement. o Negotiated $1M in FOB savings covering 1500 SKU’s; exceeded 1.5 AQL standard requirements. o Improved finished good lead-times by 30% from procurement to inspection. DIRECTOR OFPRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 2004–2005 Managed product portfolios for Victorinox, Callaway, Timberland, Land’s End and Target (Embark) brands. Led team of seasoned Category Managers, Product Developers, and Asian Merchandisers in developing high quality products for department, big box, specialty store, and ecommerce environments. Managed all aspects of the development process from creation through quality inspections. o Built and executed new processes, shortening lead-times, costs and improved quality expectations. o Managed complex projects, such as licensed brand rolling launch calendars, successfully achieving targeted complex timelines and budget goals. Worked with departmental leads to manage product goals, margin targets and execution of launches. Worked alongside Asian management team in managing supplier relationships, quality issues, raw material procurement, components testing and inspection results. JANSPORT CORPORATION–VFC OMPANY ,GREENSBORO ,NC 1998–2004 SENIORPRODUCT M ANAGER Led product management operations for JanSport and Eastpak product lines, including Back-to-School (BTS) products from backpacks to lifestyle. Managed line planning, competitive analysis, market research, design development, quality and execution of launch production. Involved in leading design, sales and market discussion focused on new product evolution for BTS. BLACK&D ECKER,TOWSON ,MD 1996–1998 SENIORPRODUCT M ANAGER [PRODUCT DESIGNE] Designed products for Black & Decker consumer and DeWalt professional tools and accessories. Teamed with engineering, marketing and sales functions to build robust products for mass channel, home improvement and trade retailers; designed 2 products still sold in retail stores. Contributed to end-user research, ergonomics, testing, field studies, prototyping and manufacturing processes. EDUCATION / ACCREDITATION Bachelor of Arts, Industrial Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout Campus, 1993 Eindhoven Institute of Design, Industrial Design CO-OP Program, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1991 Executive Certificate: Finance for Non-Financial Managers; Washington University, Olin School of Business Effective Cost Negotiations, Karrass Seminars
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