result-focused leader eager to contribute proven clothing and accessories buyer talents, as well as strong
client relations, sales / marketing, and strategic analysis skills, toward maximizing an employer s success.
offer 13 years of progressive, cross-functional experience in buyer, management, and executive assistant roles to include multiple successes within diverse sales / marketing, merchandising, event planning, and customer service capacities.
demonstrate sharp negotiations skills toward evaluating and purchasing key inventory to maximize store sales.
expert at cultivating strong brand images with high standards in quality and service.
effectively interface with all business representatives through to executive level.
active community member participating in events such as athens all-stars executive committee, michael houser music fund committee, georgia letterman s foundation and american heart association golf tournaments, and dress-for-success clothing swap.
~ education and professional training ~
bachelor of arts in drama (costume design emphasis 3.6 gpa) university of georgia
accredited jewelry professional gemological institute of america
beginner jewelry metalworking training (in progress) chastain arts center
~ presidential scholar • costume designer for graduate student thesis • university of london culture and dramatic arts study abroad ~
~ key technical proficiencies ~
retail pro p.o.s / r-tech support • quickbooks p.o.s. • constant contact • call-em-all • microsoft word • mac os x
internet applications • intermediate graphic design • basic sewing • jewelry repair • quality control
ø increased sales and positive customer responses by supporting seasonal and immediate buyer activities.
ø managed high-profile booths during prestigious buckhead and sandy springs warehouse sales.
apply dynamic leadership talents toward directing all-inclusive daily operational procedures to include shipping / receiving, quality control, sales associate performance, and inventory control efforts.
demonstrate broad scope of industry knowledge toward researching and presenting new designers, artists, trends, and products to company s head buyer to maximize bottom-line results.
contribute strong communications abilities instrumental in liaising among key clientele to promote new arrivals, trunk shows, and special ordering opportunities, as well as showcasing superior merchandise knowledge to drive business revenue.
utilize unique creative skills to develop diverse multimedia invitations, forms, banners, and e-blasts for special events / promotions.
ø significantly reduced marketing costs companywide by modernizing a complex client contact information system.
ø increased community awareness of key sales by assisting noteworthy clientele as a personal shopper beyond regular store hours.
ø co-managed high-volume alpharetta and buckhead boutique warehouse sales.
spearheaded efficient business practices by authoring a comprehensive employee training and reference manual to ensure consistency among organizational operations, as well as supporting the successful reopening of a second store location.
engineered results-focused weekly merchandising strategies to showcase product versatility, highlight new items, and advertise promotional events.
ø showcased excellent interpersonal relations abilities toward greeting customers with product information and sample purchases.
ø collaborated with showroom manager to execute innovative visual merchandising for market shows.
directed order compilation and submission activities for over 110 lines offered within popular atlanta-based events to include a july children s world show (2007, 2008), march apparel show (2008), and january gift show (2008, 2009).
supported sales representatives and retailers by demonstrating knowledge of all company products, as well as assisting showroom management in the set-up of creative visual merchandise displays to enhance overall revenue.
multitasked efficiently to assemble and distribute buyer gifts on time and within budget.
ø increased sales volume by conceptualizing inventory-, promotions-, and trends-based marketing strategies and visual displays.
ø led the preparation of store closing activities by supporting liquidation and removal of inventory, fixtures, and assets.
actively assisted clientele with purchases, special orders, returns, and repairs, as well as performing all opening / closing procedures to ensure seamless business processes at all times.
provided solid buyer talents to achieve goals by selecting inventory based on product performance, customer demographics, and demand.
supervised the organization, set-up, and management of exclusive storewide customer appreciation events.
ø expertly revised rental contracts, sales literature, vendor requirements, staff policies, and company website to attain top sales.
ø achieved zero event incidents throughout tenure by networking with security staff to guarantee client, guest, and property safety.
drove organizational growth by recruiting, managing, and training up to 20 top-performing staff in providing precise event execution for events of up to 400 guests to include coordinating all facility and event logistics, d cor / design, and client relations efforts.
utilized sharp analytical proficiencies to evaluate and negotiate cost-effective contracts with clients and vendors, as well as gathering critical feedback to improve rapport and attain new / repeat business opportunities for continued marketplace presence.
ø improved sales and client loyalty by obtaining knowledge of extensive menus / offerings, industry trends, and dietary preferences through attendance at various food and wine education seminars.
organized protocol / server training for events servicing between 2 and 200 patrons while concurrently managing all banquet supplies.
participated in menu development / distribution to ensure culinary variety and pricing structure ultimately supportive to the bottom line.
communicated between clients and catering chef, executive chef, and management personnel to optimize event success.
strategically steered administrative efforts by assisting management with restaurant-wide reservation systems and seating charts.
~ additional job history ~
sales associate, express, athens, ga 1996 c 1998
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i am currently seeking a challenging [ insert job title ] role, and am submitting my resume for your review.
i am eager to offer 13 years of progressive, cross-functional clothing / accessories buyer, management, and executive assistant experience, as well as multiple successes within diverse sales / marketing, merchandising, event planning, and client relations capacities. i can demonstrate sharp negotiations skills toward evaluating and purchasing key inventory to optimize store sales, and am an expert at cultivating strong brand images with high standards in quality and service.
to compliment my professional background and the attainment of your goals, please note that i hold a b.a. in drama (costume design emphasis 3.6 gpa) from the university of georgia. i have recently completed a rigorous accredited jewelry professional program, and am also pursuing beginner jewelry metalworking training at this time.
currently, as assistant buyer / key holder / manager for liv s clothing and accessories, i apply my dynamic leadership talents toward directing all-inclusive daily operational procedures to include shipping / receiving, quality control, sales associate performance, and inventory control efforts. within this role, i demonstrate my broad scope of industry knowledge toward researching new designers, artists, trends, and products to maximize revenue. during this time, i increased sales and positive customer responses by supporting seasonal and immediate buyer activities. i also managed high-profile booths during prestigious buckhead and sandy springs warehouse sales. as this is just a sampling of my impressive background, please kindly refer to my enclosed resume for additional professional experience and noteworthy achievements.
you will find me to be a profit-focused leader who can effectively interface with all business representatives through to executive level. futhermore, to assist you with your data management needs, i am also proficient in technical applications such as retail pro p.o.s / r-tech support, quickbooks p.o.s., constant contact, call-em-all, and microsoft word, among others. for the sum of these aforementioned reasons, i believe i will prove to be an incredible asset to your company.
i look forward to hearing from you in order to discuss an available opportunity for which i am qualified. i may be reached as indicated, and thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
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