Sandy Gundersen-Merkitch

Global Sourcing, Production & Manufacturing SVP | Omnichannel | Entrepreneurial Leader | Team and Business Builder

Fernandina Beach, FL


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How does this work?

The ability to operate across global brands to lead a major public company's multi-channel sourcing and production functions requires a rare combination of skill sets, expertise and values. And to deliver breakthrough results that tie together each of those components of success in global sourcing for more than 15 years takes a special level of commitment. Sandy Gundersen-Merkitch has served as a global sourcing and production senior executive, including her current role as SVP of Global Manufacturing and Sourcing at Ralph Lauren / Polo and VP at international brands such as Club Monaco, Elie Tahari and A/X Armani Exchange. Her consistent focus on omnichannel operations and the global customer experience in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia includes managing 9 direct reports for Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Divisions, and extends to integrating the efforts of SVPs and VPs in Global Manufacturing, Global Production Operations, Global Demand, and Technical Design. Her overall team numbers 114 full- and part-time Global Sourcing staff members. In conjunction with the company's legal team, Sandy also serves as the Ralph Lauren spokesman on legal matters, including those involving commercial law, intellectual property, contracts and depositions. Additional global sourcing, production and manufacturing skill sets include: • Cultural transformation • Recruitment, training and leadership development • Strategic planning and analysis • Vendor and manufacturer negotiation • Logistics and supply chain evaluation and fine-tuning • Global inventory management and rebalancing Sandy Gundersen-Merkitch can be contacted at

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Work experience

Mar 2002 - Present

Ralph Lauren

Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Sourcing - Women's, Men's and Children's Wear


2002 - 2004

Club Monaco

VP of Production - Men's, Women's and Accessories

2001 - 2001

VP of Production - Women's Fashions and Maternity

1995 - 2001

A/X Armani Exchange

VP of Production - Women's and Men's


Fashion Institute of Technology

AAS Production Management

State University of New York College at Oneonta

Bachelor of Science (BS), Business and Economics

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