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Rachel Dreste

Rachel Dreste

Product Development Manager

Schroeder and Tremayne, Inc

Greater St. Louis Area, us

Extremely motivated individual with a strong background in sourcing, development, quality assurance, merchandising, marketing, innovation, and customer service Excel in the product development process by applying learned skill sets of organization, color analysis, pattern forecasting, trend research, communication, and teamw...

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Schroeder and Tremayne, Inc

Product Development Manager

•Identify and develop products that are on-trend, innovative, functional, problem solving, with mass appeal through trend research and competitive analysis
•Generate customer presentations and present to major retailers, such as Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond and Kohl’s
•Design and develop products for private label brands such as Better Homes and Gardens, Food Network and Real Simple
•Create and extend product lines for International customers such as Sam's Mexico, Walmart Mexico and Bodega Aurrera
•Manage item differentiation using current market trends, color, print and pattern, textures and packaging
•Improve quality control and cost competitiveness by working diligently with overseas partners by conducting factory visits and sourcing new factories
•Streamline relationships between foreign and domestic teams, by cross-communication,
process improvement, competitive costing and better lead times to enhance speed to market
•International and domestic travel to industry trade shows for sourcing, multifaceted trend analysis including color, print/pattern, innovation, packaging, and overall product trends