About

rexkang

00.INTRODUCTION

I am an autodidact who seeks happiness through balance of all aspects in life. Physical improvement, mental advancement, relationship development, spiritual growth, and adaptation to changes in life are all elements that he works on and blogs about.

I have extensive background in footwear development and sales. And I have worked with all of the footwear behemoths including Nike, Adidas, Wolverine, etc.

As an extrovert, I love to meet people and I have very interested in the prospect of finding like-minded people. I am constantly developing myself, improving myself, and reinventing the way I think. I continuously take business courses and read books. Please feel free to recommend books to me.

01.EXPERTISE

5 year specialist in product development with extensive background in manufacturing in Asia.

SKILLS

02.EXPERIENCE

Product Line Manager

JStep Zone

01. Developed, lead, and managed product line for $2 million dollar business operations
02. Built tactical, yet strategic, thoughtful, and financial sound business agendas for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons
03. Cultivated teamwork and collaboration through all facets of the company and effectively communicated new, trendy styles
04. Established concise protocols to follow for market research and testing
05. Maximized business performance and productivity in product development and sales by adopting multiple product offerings, based on upcoming trends to ensure superior brand recognition and customer retention
06. Increased sales of product line by over 200% annually while minimizing financial loss of low-turnover products

Director of Footwear Development and Sales, North America

JStep, Inc

01. Scoped development objectives from multi-billion dollar brands such as Adidas, Wolverine World Wide, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Stride Rite Corporation, Reebok, etc. and conjointly developed disruptive, trendy market leading products.
02. Handled complete operations of North America from sales and finance to logistics, quality management, and assurance
03. Facilitated comprehensive fluid operations beginning from product creation to production.
04. Built business revenue from start-up to over an annual turnover of $5 million annually within five years.
05. Established and integrated a strict procedure ensuring the utmost quality control and quality assurance.
06. Cultivated teamwork and collaboration through all facets of the company and effectively communicated new, trendy styles.
07. Implemented installation of new programs within company including Sigma Six and Lean Manufacturing.
08. Interpreted, arbitrated, and negotiated critical business meetings between company, partners, clients, and customers.

Manager

A&P Cleaners, Inc. 

01. Communicated with the owner, the customer service staff, and the workforce, informing and updating them regularly to guarantee that sales and customer objectives are met.
02. Ensured compliance with all OSHA safety requirements and California work regulations.
03. Generated additional sales and revenue by launching various successful marketing campaigns.
04. Delegated duties as a team leader to 15 employees to maintain fluid operations.
05. Acknowledged and appropriately greet and assist customers in a timely manner, often building rapport with them.
06. Processed customer orders in a courteous, efficient, and timely manner while enabling further sales.
07. Presented and discussed the products and services of the company, soliciting only those desired products and services provided by the company and its vendors to current and prospective customers in a way that conveys an image of quality, integrity and superior understanding and delivery of customer needs.

Customer Service Manager

Park Centre Cleaners, Inc

01. Communicated with the owner, the customer service staff, and the workforce, informing and updating them regularly to guarantee that sales and customer objectives are met.
02. Ensured compliance with all OSHA safety requirements and Colorado work regulations.
03. Delegated duties as a team leader to employees to maintain fluid operations.
04. Acknowledged and appropriately greet and assist customers in a timely manner, often building rapport with them.
05. Processed customer orders in a courteous, efficient, and timely manner while enabling further sales.

03.EDUCATION

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelors in Science: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Activities and Societies: Minority Arts and Science Program, Korean American Students at Boulder,Asian Unity, Intramural Dodgeball Captain

04.ACCOLADES

Product Development
– National Geographic Summer 2012 Gear of the Year
– Outside Magazine Summer 2012 Buyer’s Guide Best Water Shoes
– Surf Line Summer 2012 Must Buy Gear

05.CONTACT

Please send all queries to me @ LinkedIn

Recent Posts

Random Thoughts from Insomnia

I’ve been lying in bed for an inordinate amount of time. Why am I suffering from insomnia tonight? People say I ponder too much as I lay in bed and they may be true. 

My sleep schedule has always been a little sporadic and it often affects and intrudes in my life. Some days, I have a difficult day at work due to lack of sleep. Other days, my workouts can’t just quite get there. On these days, since my productivity is down, I feel disappointed in myself, wishing that my normal assiduous and hardworking energy is there **random side thought: Check out Matthew Walker, the sleep expert, if you haven’t.** My feelings and thoughts seem evanescent. Despite the lack of sleep, overall I persevere and maintain my schedule. I have been joining new groups and meet ups; I’ve been hiking and exercising consistently (almost excessively). In this sense, I’ve transcended the pervading obstacles my lack of sleep. So I am extremely proud of myself. 

Now that I’m much older, I’ve realized is that I am not apathetic towards my future nor my present. Every commitment I take on is a decision that I make. Every inaction that I take is also a decision on my part. Inaction is not equal to a lack of decision; it’s an active decision to not put forth the effort. And I acknowledge that without action, things don’t get done. You can’t wish results into existence without the effort. In this aspect, I wish I could Dunning-Kruger effect myself into success. Maybe a fool would be better at it since they would learn from their own failures.

I am the culprit of my own insomnia. Only I am reprehensible for my actions.

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