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EDUCATION 1993-1997 Business Engineering - Textilesmanagement at Saxion Hogeschool, Enschede, also known as 'de Maere'
HTS Fashion Management, includes NIMA-B = European Qualification Framework (EQF) level 6

_WORK________________________________________________________________________________
_INDEPENDENT since 2008 _Product.Project.Manager.Buyer.Coach.Developer.Communicator

June 2018 – Aug 2018
ETP (Emergo Textile Projects) – Corporate Clothing
Product Manager a.i.

Sourcing & Development / Coordinate fabrics, fitting sessions, sizespecs / Costing / Account management / Quality control
Account: lightweights, woven, outerwear - ex FE, EU

Nov 2017 – Aug 2018
GRAY LABEL organic apparel for the little minimalist
Consultant & Coach a.i.

Responsibilities: Screening their self-made process of product-management, Implementing proven/common structures to process each product from initial idea till production delivery. Guiding the team to reduce workload and optimize effectivity, while coaching on the job (raising knowledge & ownership on daily activities).

July 2017 – Jan 2018
NINE & CO. – Noppies & NOP
Manager Product Team - Baby/Kids a.i.

Responsibilities: Guiding the team & collections through a transitional phase (with new/shifting team members, changing supplier base and expanding CSR-awareness).
Daily practise: Coaching on the job, Structuring & optimizing the development process, Coordinating the switch to new suppliers, Lifting the team spirit.
Account: Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Kids, Teens - ex FE, India, Pakistan, EU

Feb 2017 – Aug 2017
OILILY WORLD – Women’s wear
Sr. Product Manager a.i.

Sourcing / Product Development & optimizing / Data management / Coordinate fabrics, fitting, sizespecs / Pricing / Costing
Account: lightweights, woven, outerwear - ex FE, EU

Feb 2017 – May 2017
ILJA – Women’s wear
Product Manager a.i.

Structuring and optimizing the development process / Sourcing / Product Development / Coordinate fabrics & sizespecs

July 2016 – Jan 2017
King Louie by Exota – Bags & accessories
Product Manager a.i.

Sourcing / Product Development / Pricing / Costing / Account management
Account: women’s leather bags, small leather goods, legwear - ex FE, Turkey, Portugal, Netherlands

July 2016 – Sep 2016
NOOSA Amsterdam – Bags & accessories
Product Manager a.i.

Line Plan / Product Development & optimizing / Pricing / Costing / Account management / Quality control
Account: leather bags, small leather goods, accessories - ex India, Nepal, Bali, Peru, Netherlands

May 2016 – July 2016
CALVIN KLEIN – Swim & Beachwear
Sr. Product Developer a.i.

Product optimizing / Data management / Pricing / Costing / Account management
Account: men swim (woven & knit), men & women beach wear (soft woven & jersey)
including footwear & accessories (bags, towels, hats, caps) - ex FE, Turkey, Portugal

Feb 2016 – May 2016
NOOSA Amsterdam – Bags & accessories
Product Manager a.i.

Responsibilities as above (July 2016 – Sep 2016)

Aug 2015 – Feb 2016
HILFIGER DENIM – women’s wear & men’s shirts
Product Developer a.i.

Sourcing / Product Development / Coordinate patterns, fits, size specs, fitting sessions / Pricing / Costing
Tommy Hilfiger Denim division, Account: lightweights, soft woven - ex FE, India

April 2015 – Aug 2015
NOOSA Amsterdam – Bags & accessories
Product Manager a.i.

Responsibilities as above (July 2016 – Sep 2016)

Oct 2014 – April 2015
NIKKIE / NP Fashion – Women’s wear
Development Manager a.i.

Structuring & optimizing the development process; including Research & Sourcing /
Pricing / Costing / Data management / Merchandising / Account management

April 2014 – Oct 2014
PVH Corp. – Central Sourcing
Trim Developer a.i.

Central Trims coordinator; Sourcing & Development / Data management / Pricing / Account management
Since September for Tommy Hilfiger Denim division, and from April till August for Menswear division.

Jan 2014 – April 2014
TOMMY HILFIGER – Children’s wear
Product Developer a.i.

Research & Sourcing / Product Development / Data management / Pricing / Costing / Account management
Account: C&S, heavy weight knits, sweater knit, outerwear - ex FE, India, Turkey

May 2013 – Jan 2014
TOMMY HILFIGER – RUNWAY
Developer Accessories a.i.

Runway Collection for NY Fashion Week, Account: shoes, bags, belts, scarves, swimwear - ex Italy, USA
Liaison between New York–Amsterdam–Italy to coordinate: Development / Costing / Account management

March 2012 – Dec 2012
JOTTUM - Waalwear Kids
Product Developer a.i.

Research & Sourcing / Development / Fitting / Account management / QC. Babies & Kids wear - ex FE, Turkey, EU

April 2011 – Oct 2011
SANDWICH - Women’s wear
Senior Product Support a.i.

Creation and Implementation of new tech-pack format. Development / Pricing / Costing / Account management
Account: C&S, knits, lightweights, woven’s, denim, outerwear - ex FE, India, EU

Aug 2011 – Sep 2011
EURETCO Label Company - Kids wear
Label Manager a.i.

Process the approvals of private label collections. Account: C&S, lightweights, woven’s, denim, outerwear

Jan 2011 – March 2011
TOMMY HILFIGER - Women’s wear
Buyer a.i.

Monitor the Stock position, Sales versus Order position, Reporting. Department: Production & Buying

Dec 2010 – Dec 2010
TURNOVER - Women’s wear
Product Developer a.i.

Research & Sourcing / Development / Pricing / Costing / Account management, Account: jersey & accessories - ex EU

June 2010 – Nov 2010
NONOnsense – Baby & Kids
Manager Product Support a.i.

Research & Sourcing / Product Support / Pricing / Costing / Account management. All product groups - ex FE, India, EU

Nov 2009 – May 2010
MEXX youth dept
Buyer a.i.

Sourcing / Development / Pricing / Costing / Quality insurance. Account: Kids Boys - ex FE, India, EU

April 2009 – Oct 2009
X|X by MEXX
Product Developer a.i.

Women’s casual wear, Account: jersey C&S - ex FE, India, EU. Sourcing / Development / Pricing / Costing / QC

_WORK________________________________________________________________________________

Nov 2007 – Dec 2008
Oilily B.V. Amsterdam
Product Manager Bags & Licensed goods

Responsible for line plan, concept & development of bags collection / Sourcing / Pricing / Costing.
Follow up & approval of licensed goods, with all stakeholders. Account: bags & small leather goods, stationery, cosmetics - ex FE, EU

June 2005 – Oct 2007
Oilily B.V. Alkmaar
Developer Women collection

Responsible for product development, with designer / Sourcing / Development / Pricing
/ Costing / Quality insurance / Coordinate patterns, fits, size specs, fitting sessions.
Account: tops, bottoms, outerwear - ex FE, India, Morocco, EU

June 2004 – May 2005
Oilily B.V. Alkmaar
Developer Baby collection

Responsibilities as above (Oilily Women)

Oct 2002 – May 2004
WE B.V. Utrecht
Product Merchandiser

Responsible for Cut-Make-Trim process, from development till buying & production.
Capacity planning / Process control / Pricing / Costing / Quality insurance / On-Time-Delivery.
Account: blouses, shirts, formal apparel - ex EU

March 2002 – Sep 2002
No Excess B.V. Lijnden
Collection Coordinator

Responsible for coordinating all inbound & outbound logistics of salesmen samples
Select representative showroom collections for each sales agent

Sep 2000 – Feb 2002
NOIZE B.V. Hoofddorp
Buying Assistant

Assistant development, buying & production (men’s apparel & outerwear, women’s outerwear).
Coordinate private labels. Account: C&S, knits, lightweights, woven’s, denims - tops, bottoms, outerwear - ex FE, India, EU

Aug 1999 – Aug 2000
No Excess B.V. Hoofddorp
Assistant Product Manager

Responsible for quality insurance & control at production sites - FE, India, Turkey, EU

Dec 1997 – July 1999
Susa Uitzendbureau, Utrecht / Leiden
.Recruiter & Planner

Recruitment & Selection / Acquisition / Interviews / Customer management / Planning / Administration

_OTHER _______________________________________________________________________________

May 2017 – Dec 2017
Volunteer Coach at ‘VoorleesExpress’
Coaching young kids (and their parents) with delay in language development, to read & practise Dutch language

March 2009 – Oct 2017
Volunteer Coach at ‘KINDERTELEFOON’
Child help line offering each and every kid free anonymous conversations about any subject of their choice - phone & chat

Feb 2017 – April 2017
Volunteer Coach at ‘JINC’
Coaching school kids (age 13-16 years) on projects about starting your own business

March 2009 – May 2016
Project Manager at ‘KINDERTELEFOON’
Coordinating special projects; such as a social training with high-school kids, acting as ‘mystery guest’ to give feedback on our performance.
And several projects to raise the team spirit & support well-being amongst the pool of volunteers