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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLisbon, Portugal
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  • ProfessionsBrand Consultant - Product Development Manager - Research Manager

About me

Ana Aguiar Rodrigues 06-06-1972 Lisbon, Portugal


  • Global Sourcing
  • Fashion
  • Analysing Trends
  • Product Devolopment
  • Apparel
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Factory Liaison
  • 5 Languages
  • Asian Market
  • Team Leadership

Work history



AAR Unipessoal Ltd

Dec 2014
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Freelance
  • Consulting company making a Liasion of Asian mills and European Brands. With a vast supply chain in Asia and Portugal. Providing Fashion and textile consultancy services ( technical advise, working flows, trend intrepertation, R&D.....)


Managing Director

Pearl River textile consulting limited

Apr 2013 - Nov 2014
  • Shanghai, China
  • Freelance
  • • Provide advisory services for Chinese companies: - Management and working systems - Product development and innovation (trend interpretation, design, sampling) both for materials and garments - Supply chain - Technical Advise and Quality Standards - Interior design( show room display and decoration)


Manager Business Development

Zara Ladies Shanghai

Mar 2006 - Dec 2012
  • Shanghai, China
  • Full Time
  • Sourcing &Buying Department Manager: • Business plan including personnel and material resources • Set-up procurement and production control department • Select, train and supervise merchandiser and quality controllers • Create work procedures and supervise all teams work • Solve production problems • Identification and evaluation of new factories • Support the design teams on collection developments • Support and motivate all teams • Source and valuate new business opportunities


Production Co-ordinator

Zara Ladies

Jun 2000 - Feb 2006
  • A Coruña, Spain
  • Full Time
  • • Supervise the Ladies Department Asia production • Follow up production and quality control (from sampling to shipment- fitting, materials approval, technical assistance, etc.) • Frequent trips to the factories for quality assurance (mainly in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China) • Production inspections and audits • Support the Design teams on the collections development



Apparel Design (minor in Retail Merchandising

Universidade do Minho

Sep 1997 - Sep 1998
  • Portugal


Textile Engineering

Universidade do Minho

Sep 1991 - Sep 1996
  • Portugal