Director/Owner @ TECHPRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & SOURCING CONSULTANTS
Director of Product Development and Sourcing @ CJ Global inc.
Director of Product Development & Sourcing @ Xtreme Cables
Barnard School for Boys
Assertive, results-driven professional with 15+ years of progressively responsible experience managing new product development functions, encompassing international sourcing, new product planning based on market research, and strategic planning. Diverse background spans sales and sales training. Adept in developing vendor and customer relationships based on trust and honesty. Maintains contact with a network of Asian manufacturing factories. Additional
Assertive, results-driven professional with 15+ years of progressively responsible experience managing new product development functions, encompassing international sourcing, new product planning based on market research, and strategic planning. Diverse background spans sales and sales training. Adept in developing vendor and customer relationships based on trust and honesty. Maintains contact with a network of Asian manufacturing factories. Additional areas of expertise include P&L responsibility, budget preparation, and team facilitation/motivation.
Director of Product Development & Sourcing @ Mobile Accessories, Cables, Apple Accessories, All Computer Accessories, Stylus, Surge and Screen Protectors From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Owner/Consultant @ From August 2008 to May 2014 (5 years 10 months) Director Of Product Development @ Micro Innovations under new management re-hired me re-establish Asian relationships and rebuild the Product
Development Department to develop families of products within each category and create brand recognition, to
create a category of products that are not currently available in the USA, a full assortment of solid bamboo
computer accessories. In addition, to develop new packaging to reflect the new assortments. From April 2008 to August 2009 (1 year 5 months) Owner/Consultant @ The best description is to visit my website: http://www.techproductsourcing.com From July 2005 to March 2008 (2 years 9 months) Director of Product Development @ Began as Director of Product Development Manager, in 2002 Promoted to Director of Product Development
Managed and mentored a staff of 5 product managers, 2 technical support, and graphic design company in Chicago and the Asian Operations office in Taipei with a staff of 2.
Held regular meetings with sales to brainstorm on consumer needs to develop new products and phase out the obsolete.
Worked on licensing projects with IBM, Compaq and HP to develop assortments and packaging.
Developed new Micro Innovations packaging.
Traveled to China to meet with suppliers, factory audits, to monitor projects, help develop new products and improve existing products.
Expanded category assortment from mice and keyboards to Multimedia, connectivity, digital imaging, wireless. From February 2001 to July 2005 (4 years 6 months) Product Development Manager @ From 2000 to 2001 (1 year) Category Manager @ From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Product Manager @ Managed multiple categories, including data communication, power protection, modems, video graphics, generic keyboards, mice, printer sharing batteries and IO cards, pointing devices, and disk and CD-ROM drives. Identified alternate sources of product supply to attain sales, profit, and quality objectives. Headed special projects to improve inventory control, reduce overstocks, implement liquidations, and maintain advertising integrity between the company and vendors. Instituted programs to consolidate, move, and/or sell companywide obsolete inventory through negotiations with trading and barter companies. From November 1990 to July 1998 (7 years 9 months) National Account Manager @ From 1998 to 1998 (less than a year) Merchandiser @ From 1986 to 1990 (4 years) Buyer @ From 1981 to 1985 (4 years)
Barnard School for BoysButler High SchoolUniversity of Central Missouri Dan Emmerich is skilled in: Product Development, Market Research, P&L responsibility, Manufacturing, Product Marketing, Product Management, Negotiation, Forecasting, Marketing Strategy, Sourcing, Brand Development, Product Launch, International Business, P&L, Vendor Relations
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