Samantha Wu
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Samantha Wu

Product Development ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Samantha Wu
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Samantha Wu

Product Development ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Over 8 years experience within retail buying and supplier design companies. Management and leadership experience within a Design and Development team. Proven track record of developing and sourcing new products from initial concept through to production. Commercially aware, strong negotiations skills and in depth understanding of the manufacturing process.
Work history
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    Product Design and Development ManagerSUCKUK
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Product Design and Development Manager- Gift Suck UK, London (Permanent) Key Responsibilities:- Manager of the Design and Development team, responsible for 7 team members. Allocating and overseeing the workload of the Design and Development team members. Managing the Critical Path from initial concept through to production for own brand product as well as bespoke products. Arranging testing and QA with a third party company. Business trips to China to visit existing and new suppliers as well as overseeing production progress. Clearly briefing suppliers and factories on new projects. Meet target margins and negotiating the best possible cost prices with suppliers. Organising and leading ‘ideas’ brainstorms to help generate new product ideas.
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    Product ManagerBluw
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Product Manager- Homewares and Gift Bluw Ltd, London (Permanent) Key Responsibilities:- Working on licensed product for Disney and Pusheen. Managing the critical path from initial concept through to production. Liaise directly with suppliers and factories in China and negotiate costs. Database work on PIMRa to get accurate costs and hold all product information. Business trips to China to visit existing and new suppliers as well as overseeing production progress. Regular competitive shopping and product analysis. Manage the Home Accessories, Utility and Gift budget. Attend fairs and exhibitions such as Ambiente in Frankfurt, Germany to source new factories and Spring Fair in Birmingham NEC. Manage the Product Developer Assistant.
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Skills
  • Management
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Product Development
  • Prioritisation
  • Project Management
  • Organisation
  • Communication