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  • 1. Sandi Tullo 1046 Coolidge Street Cranford, NJ 07016 (home 908-709-8915) | (cell) 646-201-2043 sanditullo@gmail.com _______________________________________________________________________ _ SUMMARY Product Development Professional with 20 years experience merchandising Men’s tailored clothing, woven bottoms and sportswear collections. Expert in fabric sourcing, assortment-building and simultaneous development of multiple brands among different categories. Superior presentation and selling skills to many varied audiences with emphasis on product features and benefits, design trends and brand image. Demonstrated ability leading cross-functional teams to present line concepts, analyze feasibility and attain consensus to initiate sourcing and development. Recognized as a key contributor with an optimal combination of business acumen and creative ability. Proven track record of exceeding sales and margin goals with Top Performer awards achieved consecutively from 1999-2006. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MACY’S MERCHANDISING GROUP, New York, NY 1989-Present Senior Designer/Merchandiser-Men’s Tailored/Woven Bottoms (2006-Present) Designer –Men’s Tailored/Woven Bottoms/Related Separates (1998-2006) Lead and execute the design process for categories of business representing $150 million in annual retail sales. Manage and develop a staff of 2 designers to ensure designs align with business strategy and project milestones are met on a timely basis • Implemented design process for private label tailored clothing in brand launch of Tasso Elba with current sales volume of $25 million, Material London with $5 million and Alfani RED with $10 million. • Conceptualized and developed over ten programs that have become key item or replenishment components currently representing a total of $61 million in annual retail sales. • Developed and strengthened relationships with fabric mills identified as growth resources to maximize business opportunities and reduce costs. • Facilitated creation and adherence to a design development calendar to ensure timely arrival of approvals/samples and develop faster turn on submissions. • Identify seasonal fashion direction for each brand including color, fabric and design details to ensure a cohesive brand image. • Traveled overseas to work directly with mills and manufacturers, attend fabric shows and shop stores. Sourced new vendors and cultivated existing relationships. • Supervise and participate in the approval process including fit, fabric, trims and color. • Direct development of presentation/concept boards and the set-up of product showrooms for meetings with buyers and senior management. • Fostered improved retention and promotions due to emphasis on staff development.
  • 2. Sandi Tullo (home 908-709-8915)/(cell) 646-201-2043 sanditullo@gmail.com ____________________________________________________________________ ___ Product Manager - (1992-1998) Men’s Tailored/Woven Bottoms (1994-1998) Boys 8-20 Collections (1992-1994) Managed development of private brand programs within context of sales/margin plans and business strategy. • Collaborated with overseas offices/suppliers and domestic vendors to negotiate costing and finalize all production details. • Created and maintained development calendars to ensure timely production and shipping. • Communicated extensively with buying staff and design team to ensure appropriate assortments are presented and placed during buy meetings. • Identified new business opportunities through regular market research and sourcing of competitive fabric and garment suppliers. Associate Product Manager – Boys 8-20 Collections (1990-1992) Assistant Product Manager – Men’s Tailored Clothing (1989-1990) EDUCATION University of Delaware, BA in Communications Fashion Institute of Technology Seminars