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Work experience

Feb 2007Apr 2010

Area Manager Home Furnishings / Linens - 5200 sq.ft.

Stein Mart Inc.

* Optimized selling space and selling potential

* Served as Store Manager on Duty during a closing shift

* Contributed to maintaining a safe and secure store environment

* Utilized corporate merchandising guidelines to ensure high quality area presentation

* Demonstrated positive customer service and model superior service techniques

* Directed flow and placement of daily merchandise receipts

* Ensured replenishment of merchandise to drive sales and gross margins

* Responsible for staff scheduling

Apr 2006Feb 2007

Area Manager Men's Clothing - 5800 sq.ft. Women's Accessories - 2800 sq.ft.

Stein Mart Inc.

* Unplugged policy - Management / Subordinates / Department -

   focus on In Store Service

* Directed and demonstrated the priority of customer acknowledgement

  and service  over all tasks

* Served as Store Manager on Duty during closing shift

* Contributed to maintaining a safe and secure store environment

* Developed associates to assume increased levels of responsibility

* Responsible for staff scheduling

Mar 1998Dec 2005

Sales Associate - Women's 4th Floor Designer Collections


Max Mara,Burberry,Donna Karan,Ralph Lauren,Zak Pozen,Blumarine

Jan 1997Dec 1997

Selling Specialist - Women's Donna Karan Collection

Saks Fifth Avenue

* Reached seasonal goal bonus

* Expanded client book of top customers

* Maintained boutiques image through merchandising and visuals

Oct 1993Dec 1996

Floor Supervisor - Women's 5th Floor Designer Collection

Barneys New York

* Responsible for inter-selling designer collections that included

  Calvin Klein Collection, Dolce & Gabana, Dries Van Noten, Gaultier among others

* Base + Commission                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Jul 1986Sep 1993

Fashion Coordinator / Visual Store Merchandiser

Loehmann's Inc.

* Coordinated visual merchandising for 8600 sq. ft. selling area

* Created all main window visual presentations for store

* Responsible for merchandising / design of all departments - 

   Petites / Evening / Career / Coats / Accessory Area

Sep 1984Jul 1986

Assistant Manager - 2nd Floor Women's Designer Collections

Bonwit Teller

* Assisted manager with all aspects of daily operations including a staff of nine associates

* Maintained designer areas including Perry Ellis Collection, Mary Ann Restivo, Escada,Giorgio Armani, Bill Blass, Anne Klein among others


May 1983May 1985

Associate of Arts

Johnson County Community College


* To increase the Home Division profits for a store or region of a company as I did

  for my past employer:

  Home Furnishings   - Company Average  28%   Store Average  35%

  Linens                        - Company Average  25%   Store Average  33%

* To ensure divisional standards are maintained for division

* Ensure buying staff for the Home Division allocate proper merchandise for a store or region

* To increase company profits and decrease M/D dollars

* Manage flow of communication between Corporate Office, stores and management staff through conference calls,store visits and workthroughs in an effort to uphold company consistency

* Help stores interpret corporate merchandising,creative,marketing and window guidelines

* Ensure brand and merchandise presentation are consistency upheld within the market ie: South Florida - Miami / Dade - Broward

Interior Design