For a leading toy and game company, directed Operations, including product development process, international and domestic sourcing, CPSIA compliance program, Quality Control (QC), and logistics of both products and components.
Reduced costs by 40% from the previous corporate standard through contract negotiation with various domestic and international vendors.
Initiated and executed development and production of 100+ line-item products per year, including sourcing, costing, packaging development, purchasing, manufacturing, compliance requirements, and quality specifications. Championed vendor compliance with U.S. product changes and protocols for European Union (EU) requirements, including EN-71 and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
Championed new product development of an electronic line of plug-and-play TV trivia items, including software and chip development, licensing requirements, testing, and final prototypes, from inception through to production / delivery. Increased overall Gross Margin by 10% by implementing / executing a plan to reduce material costs.
Reduced level of defective goods and improved quality by 30% through implementation of continuous improvement procedures. Led the development of the product line through meetings in Asia four-to-six times per year. Directed and coordinated all quality, safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance / testing.
- Reduced the overall break-even level by $4,000,000, executing changes in purchasing and sourcing along with changes in product discounts levels.
- Oversaw all trade show operations, sales, and logistics.