Juvenile Consumer Product Development Consultant

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This Product Development Consultant has excellent team management skills. They have over 25 years of proven hands-on experience with full development cycles of Domestic and Orient produced juvenile/consumer products. This Product Development Consultant has been recognized for the ability to lead teams in developing new products from concept to shipment that meet functional, cost and on-time shipping goals on hundreds of products in startup, midsize and large business units and companies. They have a proven record to push products across the finish line to market.


  • Product Development
  • Process Development
  • Significant Orient Travel
  • IP Strategy
  • Interdisciplinary Team Management
  • Package Development
  • Market Analysis
  • Sales & Retail Strategy
  • Significant Orient Travel
  • Cost Reduction/Improvements

Relevant Accomplishments

  • Helped grow a single product company into a multi-category, multi-brand company with top-selling items across several new product lines including loungers, bassinets, and bouncers
  •  Led team to develop and maintain schedules, and the deliverables associated with them to satisfy required features, outlining all activity from the market evaluation stage through final launch/production/shipping
  • In addition to the Baby Delight brand, built the GoWithMe sub-brand from single product to its own brand with an expanded line of on-the-go compact outdoor products, including a #1 ranking on Amazon.com
  • Managed a network of Orient suppliers (in-person and remotely) to bring original concepts to market
  • Negotiated cost reduction/resourcing efforts increasing gross profit margins 10%+ across several categories
  • Optimized packaging development to maximize on-shelf brand presence
  • Managed Quality Assurance programs across all products lines from concept through shipments
  • Managed departmental budgets for Product Development for engineering, prototyping, tooling and testing and reviewed P&L
  • Participated in Industry committees (JPMA/ASTM) to discuss/develop/modify product safety standards
  • Directed interactions with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) on all relevant standards and documentation
  • Managed the Intellectual Property of brands, trademarks, and patents across the entire product line
  • Participated directly in in-person sales presentations to major retailers such as Target, Walmart, Amazon, and buybuy Baby
  • Created Business Unit and led development of $60M+ line of Video/Audio/Prenatal Baby Monitors
  • Direct reports in Marketing, R&D and QA and reported directly to the CEO
  • Drove overall Sales and Retail strategy of the Technology Business
  • Generated Business Unit annual budgets and monthly analysis of P&L
  • Led all new line and running line Product Development initiatives
  • Worked with Domestic and Orient Vendors to constantly develop new technologies
  • Met directly with retail partners like Babies R Us, Target, and Wal-Mart
  • Consistently developed award-winning, top-selling Monitors across many retail and online merchants
  • Launched industry-leading products like the Baby Touch Wi-Fi baby monitor which included many market-first features and technologies
  • Participated in multiple rounds of consumer usability testing on APP based Wi-Fi products during development
  • Directed Project Management of the Safety Business Unit line of electronic, hard goods and soft goods which includes Baby Video and Audio Monitors, Gates, Bath, Boosters, Potty Seats, Bedrails, Infant Health and Safety Items that grew from $10M to $100M+
  • Reported development schedules, costing and product development milestones to upper management
  • Worked directly with Domestic and Orient vendors (including travel to Asia) on all facets of product development from initial concepts, costing, schedule generation, product debug, final qualification and release to production
  • Participated in Product Development of the US/CAN/EU product lines
  • Interacted daily with Marketing, Creative Services, R&D, Sales and Operations with direct reports in Design Engineering and Quality Assurance
  • Initiated/developed company costing sheets, budget forms, team product line listings and vendor quotes
  • Led Project Management of Playskool, Preschool Transformers, Easy Bake Oven, Lite-Brite, and Tinker Toy lines
  • Worked with multiple Marketing, R&D, QA and Creative Services Teams on over 100 products
  • Created schedules and negotiated product and tooling costs with Hasbro FarEast Office as well as directly with Orient Manufacturers
  • Led Project Management of the $70 Million Safety Line which included $30 million in new Monitors, Thermometers and Home Safety Items
  • Managed technical development of products from concept turnover through debug of pilot samples to release to production on primarily Orient sourced products
  • Effectively collaborated with cross functional (ID, Marketing, Graphics, QA, Operations) teams
  • Led Project Management of the Health Line and Hasbro Playskool Licensed Toy and Feeding Line which was awarded the IDSA corporate entry into the Toy and Feeding category
  • Interacted with Product Development, Operations, and Consumer Relations departments to improved existing product design, function, quality, cost and manufacturability of all teams/lines of Safety 1st products
  • Moved Wood Safety Gate program from Orient manufacturer to domestic in-house manufacturing for 20% cost savings. Resourced all materials and set up domestic assembly line
  • Developed company wide standard Bill of Materials, Costing and Product Schedule Line Listing forms
  • Hired, managed and evaluated approximately 15 employees over 2 shifts in an automated semiconductor handling facility
  • Brought on-line delivery of product from 30% to 95% and initiated an industry first money back guaranteed on-time component handling program
  • Created standardized costing programs and manufacturing procedures


  • Senior Vice President of Product Development
  • VP/GM Technology Business Unit
  • Director of Development
  • Engineering Manager
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer

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