Product Development Manager

Robin Saunders
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Accomplished, results orientated Product Development Manager specializing in creative design, budget management, personnel motivation, and hands-on execution of innovative sports merchandise and sponsorship items. Experienced with managing projects related to major North American sports organizations including NFL, MLB, NASCAR, NHL, NBA, WNBA, and NCAA.
• Excellent organization skills in planning and conducting large scale sponsorship campaigns
• Polished, professional personal appearance, able to overcome any cultural differences
• Skilled problem solver, with strong drive to develop innovative designs and products
• Outstanding proficiency in Macintosh based programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, QuarkXpress and TypeStyler


ABC Collectibles, New York, NY
2002 - Present
Product Development Manager
Manages all product development efforts, coordinating sales feedback to develop buyers' and licensors' visions into tangible, popular products. Conceives new product ideas and supervises on-site development, approvals, and quality control at Chinese factories. Coordinates selection, training and management of on-site personnel in various nationwide locations.
• Created 19 different schemes in agreement with major merchandise manufacturers for NASCAR's Winston Series
• Spearheaded design and distribution of over one million co-op product bags distributed to ticket holders of 11 major sporting events
• Contributed to 115% increase in corporate profit in less than one fiscal year
• Reduced lead time in developing new products for mass production
• Improved production accuracy through consolidation of artwork and instructions
• Developed style templates and guides to ensure consistency throughout brand products
• Rejuvenated creative department effort and reduced staff turnover by empowering employees
• Re-designed commemorative sporting plaque production efforts
• Developed innovative, ground-breaking packaging for sports merchandise adapted by worldwide corporate sponsors

MacMillan Sports,, Westchester, NY
2001 - 2002
Events Coordinator/Designer
Led re-organization of new department following corporate restructuring. Managed distribution of 2.4 million co-op sponsor sample bags at major nationwide NASCAR and tennis events. Developed brand, graphics, and sales visuals; and brainstormed marketing concepts.
• Designed program logos, related apparel and sample bag packaging
• Screened, hired and trained temporary personnel representing sponsors at sporting events
• Reduced NASCAR program expenses over 50% in one fiscal year
• Developed and managed budget figures for new professional tennis account
• Negotiated procurement of on-site trailers and related equipment
• Reduced expenses over $37,000 per season by adjusting delivery schedules to event sites
• Maximized on-site personnel use while reducing wages by approximately $15,000 per season


New York University
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design

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