Experienced Merchandising and Retail Professional with expertise specifically related to logistical and strategic planning, increasing bottom-line revenues, as well a developing and fostering client relations eager to contribute to the success of a progressive company.
Training & Development
Business Development Plans
Ø In-depth relationship cultivation expertise with the ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously.
Ø Utilize extensive knowledge of merchandising and retail operations to develop specialized programs.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard delivery methodologies.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and operational systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of operations.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard operational protocols.
Ø Technology proficient and savvy with specialized knowledge of MS Office Suite, STS, and Island Pacific software.
Ø Capable of in-depth research and data analysis with the purpose of improving brand awareness and product exposure to various market segments.
Ø Embrace organization initiatives and mission statement.
Ø Develop and implement numerous protocols and policies with the purpose of identifying and resolving relevant client issues in a proactive manner.
Ø Work to standardize cross-departmental protocols between various departments in order to break down silo mentality and increase knowledge sharing and increase revenue growth and client retention.
Ø Comprehensive understanding of the business development arena due to hands-on application regarding information management, communications, and marketing practices.
Ø Successfully developed the fine jewelry and watch business for Foley s (Houston, TX) from $2 million to $24 million, which became the third largest volume in the Federated Department Stores.
Ø Extensive overseas travel to procure fine jewelry and watch merchandise for sale and profit.
Ø DMM, responsible for the sales and profit of the Ladies Accessories Division of Foley s, Famous Barr, and Macy s South for 10 years.
Ø Managed five Macy s stores ranging from $20 million to $92 million and increasing their overall volume as well as achieving their sales and profit goals.
Ø Simultaneously managed two teams of buyers in Ladies Accessories for Macy s South located in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Ø Managed a Macy s union store in Queens, NY.
Ø Directed recruitment and retention of supervisors and staff in excess of 600 employees.
Executive Vice President / Store Manager, Macy s (5 years)
Divisional Merchandise Manager, Macy s South (6 years)
Divisional Merchandise Manager, 11 Famous Barr Stores (3 years)
Divisional Merchandise Manager, Foley s Stores (3 years)
Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker
Fine Jewelry and Watch Buyer, Foley s
Market Representative, May Department Stores
Costume Jewelry / Cosmetic Buyer, Oppenheimer Department Store
Department Manager, JC Penny
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