Manage 2 key departments in Women's Knit Tops, handling over 5M units and $45M in cost dollars. Key responsibilities include: negotiating costs and time and actions; liaising daily with vendors both domestically and overseas; placing orders and charting progress to support and manage expectations with cross-functional partners; facilitate merchants for all milestone meetings.
- After a major strategy shift in the business, worked directly with a seasoned Merchandise Manager to change and re-vamp the line within a period of 4 weeks, maintaining a high pace, meeting the cost targets and tight deadlines.
- Used knowledge gained from men's graphic experience to bring a different perspective to the women's business, becoming the graphic content expert for the company.
- Brought down basic graphic tee costs 10-15%, improving IMU for the key item by 2-3%, contributing significantly to one of the fastest growing key items.
- Contributed to the team that reduced liabilities by $2M.