Melanie Amon

Curriculum Vitae

Melanie Amon

Curriculum Vitae

More than 25 years experience in the Apparel Industry

University degree Dipl.Ing. (MSc) in Clothing And Textile Engineering

(major: Product Management)

Open and proactive mindset with high self-motivation level

Strong understanding and experience with development and
manufacturing of performance apparel

Quick learner with excellent verbal and written communication skills

with strong analytical and organizing ability

Mature and professional interpersonal skills

Team player with a strong target orientation

Experience

Head of Everything @ die AMON, Bamberg, Germany

December 2019 – Present

  • creative workshops
  • product development for textile and clothing industry & design labels
  • sourcing for textile and clothing industry & design labels
  • project management for textile and clothing industry & design labels

Self-Employed World Traveller and Travel Blog Editor

December 2017 – Present

  • A trip around the world distancing from my old life, learning and exploring
    new things and values, brightening my horizon and sharing these experiences
    with others.
  • These travel experiences are a permanent source of inspiration, new ideas
    for my label “die AMON” and its creative workshops.

Senior Project Manager PUMA Group Sourcing @ PUMA Herzogenaurach, Germany

July 2014 – March 2019 (4 years 9 months)

  • Planning, co-ordination, controlling and implementation of global projects for process and IT application improvement and optimization within PUMA Group Sourcing.
  • Develop and provide worldwide workshops, trainings, documentation and instruction incl. required documents, manuals and tools.
  • Build, develop, supervise and lead PUMA One Apparel Training Academy globally.

Senior Developer Special Projects/ Fundamentals Apparel @ PUMA Herzogenaurach, Germany

July 2013 – June 2014 (1 year)

  • Planning, organization, co-ordination, controlling, execution and implementation of projects for process and IT application improvement and optimization including training/ instructions within Apparel development
  • Contact partner and Superuser for Apparel applications regarding process optimization incl. set up of change requests and testing
  • Close collaboration and co-operation with all involved global departments and project partner
  • Ensure consistent global communication
  • Training and instruction of team members regarding process flow and application systems within Apparel Development
  • Independent development of collections in co-operation with development, design, product management and sourcing
  • Value engineering and price negotiations

Senior Developer Apparel Performance Special Projects @ PUMA Herzogenaurach, Germany

September 2011 – June 2013 (1 year 10 months)

  • Planning, organization, co-ordination, controlling, execution and implementation of projects for process and IT application improvement and optimization including training/ instructions within Apparel development 

  • Contact partner and Superuser for Apparel applications regarding process optimization incl. set up of change requests and testing

  • Close collaboration and co-operation with all involved global departments and project partner
  • Ensure consistent global communication
  • Training and instruction of team members regarding process flow and application systems within Apparel Development
  • Planning, hiring and mentoring interns within Apparel Development
  • Analyzing and developing international performance collections in co-operation with development, design, product management and sourcing
  • Value engineering and price negotiations

Development Manager Sports Performance @ PUMA Herzogenaurach, Germany

March 2009 – August 2011 (2 years 6 months)

  • Training, leading and co-ordinating Performance, Swimwear and Sailing Team including annual performance appraisals and evaluations
  • Analyzing and developing International Running, Fitness, Yoga, Swimwear and Sailing collections in co-operation with design, product management and sourcing
  • Analyzing and developing Running and Sailing Promotion packages in co-operation with design, product management and sourcing
  • Value engineering and price negotiations
  • Application Owner and trainer for PUMA product data system within the apparel development division
  • Project leader for a variety of projects within the apparel development division
  • Mentoring students’ thesis
  • Planning, hiring and mentoring interns within the apparel development division

Development Manager Performance Apparel @ PUMA Herzogenaurach, Germany

August 2003 – February 2009 (5 years 7 months)

  • Training, leading and co-ordinating Performance Team including annual performance appraisals and evaluations
  • September 2007 – Mai 2008 interim training, leading and co-ordinating Sports Leisure Team
  • Analyzing and developing International Running, Fitness, Yoga, Lifestyle collections and Sport Promotion packages in co-operation with design, product management and sourcing
  • Value engineering and price negotiations
  • Application Owner and trainer for PUMA product data system within the development division
  • Project management for Non-Sew, Inner Bra Support Systems, Work Flow Processes
  • Mentoring students’ thesis

Development Manager Men's Training @ PUMA Herzogenaurach, Germany

July 2001 – July 2003 (2 years 1 month)

  • Analyzing and developing International Men’s Training and Sport lifestyle collections as well as Sport Promotion packages and National Special Make Up collections in co-operation with design, product management and sourcing
  • Value engineering and price negotiations
  • Training, leading and co-ordinating Men’s Training Team including annual performance appraisals and evaluations
  • Application Owner and trainer for PUMA product data system within the development division

Junior Development Manager @ PUMA Herzogenaurach, Germany

June 2000 – June 2001 (1 year 1 month)

  • Developing International Men’s Training and Sport lifestyle collections as well as Sport Promotion packages and National Special Make Up collections in co-operation with design, product management and sourcing
  • Value engineering and price negotiations
  • Since June 2000 training, leading and co-ordinating Men’s Training Team
  • Application Owner and trainer for PUMA product data system within the development division

Assistant Development Manager @ PUMA Herzogenaurach, Germany

September 1998 – May 2000 (1 year 9 months)

  • Developing International Men’s Training and Sport lifestyle collections as well as National Special Make Up collections in co-operation with design, product management and sourcing
  • Value engineering and price negotiations

Freelance Project Management @ MEICO E.B.Meier Nürnberg, Germany

March 1997 – August 1998 (1 year 6 months)

  • Analyzing and Organizing Manufacturer Set-Up Including Logistic Division In Eastern Europe
  • Creation And Implementation For International Workmanship Standard
  • Re-organizing Quality Control Division

Intern @ MEICO E.B.Meier Nürnberg, Germany

August 1995 – February 1996 (7 months)

  • Design, development and sampling of women’s country fashion
  • Fabric and trim buying
  • Value engineering and price negotiations
  • Quality control

Apprenticeship Women's Tailoring @ Modeatelier Lilo Niersberger, Erlangen, Germany

September 1990 – March 1993 (2 years 7 months)

  • Trained and certificated to be a ladies’ tailor, i.e. pattern construction, cutting and different workmanship for all ladies’ garments
  • Experienced in size fittings and consulting, costing, fabrics, trims and machines

Apprenticeship Men's Tailoring @ GREIFF Mode GmbH & Co. KG, Bamberg, Germany

August 1989 – July 1990 (1 year)

  • Trained and certificated to be a men’s tailor, i.e. pattern construction, cutting and different workmanship for all men’s garments
  • Experienced in size fittings and consulting, costing, fabrics, trims and machine
Education

Dipl. Ing. (MSc), Clothing And Textile Engenerring @ Fachhochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen - Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft

1993 – 1998