Breaking The Box Consulting
Charisma Brands, Laguna Hills, CA
Product Development Consultant Aug 2018 - Present
- Design and Develop new product/innovation for future product lines in children’s toy consumer good with a main focus on new emerging categories for the company, engineering, and manufacturer partnerships.
Senior Director Product Development Apr 2018 – Aug 2018
- Managed a team of two senior designers, one junior designer, and china development team consisting of one lead and two supports.
- Strategize future line planning strategy, analysis of the current product, sales, market trends to create best seller line extensions and new product innovation.
- Sourcing new manufacturing partners with the potential ability to produce new product concepts and long-term innovation R&D.
- Maintained all development timelines, line lists, and product development process reports.
- Led factory cost negotiations to confirm pricing on materials, final cost of goods, and landed costs, providing final costs and margins to upper management and sales team.
Outward Hound ~ Product Engineer, Centennial, CO Aug 2018 – Present
- Product engineering evaluation and product development strategy for new product lines with a focus on both Dog and Cat toy hardline goods.
- CAD review and collaboration with design team on product improvements for manufacturability and cost reductions.
Pioneer Pet ~ Product Engineer / Design, Cedarburg, WI Nov 2018 - Present
- Product engineering and design for pet toy consumer products with a focus on Cat Category.