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WORK EXPERIENCE: GAME Sportswear Ltd, Yorktown Heights, New York New Product Coordinator/ Imports inventory control

, November 2008 - August 2010 *Communicating with the international and domestic suppliers about all the new p roducts * Producing Technical packets of each product with all design specifications * Checking samples of the new products for quality, size specifications and colo r proofing. * Proof reading the catalogue and photographing the new products for the catalog ue * Pricing for all the New products and changing old product pricing by updating the excel worksheet * Help creating descriptions for the catalogue by researching what competitors h ave in their catalogues. * Assisting Top Management with reports for inventory projections and inventory backorders * Quality Control on incoming new products * Creating and running reports in the very complicated Apparel Business System, using the Open Entry, EZ Plan to make projections on the current products and Re porting query menus. * Creating informed Proforma Purchase Orders by researching inventory, sold repo rts and future purchase order reports. * Assisting the Sales Department with coordinating Sales representatives and the ir Commission checks Nicole Verlardi Innovations, Hawthorne, New York Sales Account Executive, July 2008 - October 2008 * Direct Sales of Credit Card Processing of MasterCard Visa and American Express * Business to Business direct sales in various territories in both New York and New Jersey * Communication skills of Impulse: Clients to change their credit card processor * Motivation of colleagues and new recruits * Creating online accounts for the Yellow Pages The National Productivity Institute, Cape Town, South Africa Production Consultant at Sun Things Swimwear Co, April 2004 - November 2004 * Observed and captured sewing operation times using work study tracking methods for 20 direct laborers to determine areas to increase productivity * Researched a situational analysis of production and sourcing departments for i mplementing and monitoring of new production system * Recommended incentive programs to Director for production employees and depart ments indirectly related to manufacturing resulting incentive plan and safety pr ogram * Advised Director on effective leadership style and human resources policies to create a fair and productive team atmosphere * Oversaw the integration of imported merchandise directly to clients Jacques Hau, Cape Town, South Africa Production Intern, June 2003 - December 2003 * Monitored modular production system, a "U" shaped team model, to discover why productivity was lower than line production systems * Identified and confirmed absenteeism and lack of leadership as contributors to low production rates and drafted a problem analysis to improve production * Contributed to team responsibilities to model motivation, dedication and teamw ork * Exposed to every aspect of clothing manufacturers business from production pla nning to quality control in order to understand productivity levels and creating

better production understanding to the sales and design team Zoot, Cape Town, South Africa Sales Assistant, October 2000 - November 2004 * Provide customer service for name brand imported clothing retail store * Responsible for management of store, including: opening , merchandising sales floor, sales associate training Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa Computer Laboratory Assistant, March 2002 - November 2002 * Instructed 20 students in CAD and CAM systems and assisted students with gener al computer problems * Maintained software and hardware for 20 computers in the university computer l ab EDUCATION: Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York Masters of Science in International Management, January 2006 - December 2008 Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa Bachelor of Technology in Clothing Management, January 2001 - November 2004 American Institute of Foreign Study, Scarsdale, New York Cultural Exchange Program, December 2004 - December 2006 SKILLS: * Computer skills include: Excel, Power point, Word, CAD and CAM apparel systems * Apparel Business System * Fluent in both the English and Afrikaans languages