Rita M

Buyer - 20 Years of Experience - Near 33186



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RITA MARIA MENDEZ Summery *I’m a strong ambitious individual who has both retail and wholesale industry knowledge I Fashion Apparel & Fashion Jewelry Purchasing & Sales. Duty Free Airports/Border Shops/ Cruises/ Free Zone, Specialty Stores, Retail Expertise *Marketing & Public Promotional Plans Implementation. Establish relationship with major factories, negotiating price & development. Design of collection & fabric, packaging, trend boards, showroom trade shows and any other marketing tools required to support sales for all brands. *On-going research and analysis of fashion trends using all of the fashion intelligence resources available in the market. Lead projects from concept to completion within established timelines. *Provide leadership to a cross functional team to create and manage a design seasonal calendar that matches demand planning. *Lead and mentor Product Development with continuous visits to factories. Work with all other functional areas to execute the company’s strategic vision and financial goals in support to the company’s vision on building our core competency in design, lead the creation and execution of new and existing product categories. *Participate in product line management process with Sales, Marketing and Visual Merchandising. * I have accomplished launching DB from 0 distributors to over 1,000 locations distributing the brand worldwide. I’m extremely oriented and I’m my biggest motivator. I’m creative, a self-starter, problem solver and always full of ideas. *I have developed Don Bas Collection from start building a company to its full potential along with representing various Men’s Fashion lines as an independent agent such as Maceoo Paris, Bertigo, Via Uomo, Au-Noir, Jared Lang & AV- Italy Collections. *Implementing strategies and designs taking these brands to another level in sales, style and reputation aboard major Cruise lines, Duty Free Global, Buying Groups throughout Asia, The Middle East & UAE including Major Department Stores.