Joey-Lee Kennedy

Retail Owner & Sales Manager

Summary

With over five years experience owning and operating a dynamic and multifaceted retail business, I can immediately contribute the following to the Aritzia team:

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to develop significant client relationships
  • Strength in time management, prioritizing and maximizing efficiency
  • A long term commitment with a fast learning, motivated and creative employee with an affinity for fashion and the Aritzia brand

Work History

Work History

Owner and General Manager

Apr 2010 - Mar 2016
Strada Bicycle Service & Sales Inc.
  • Highly organized execution of all administrative aspects of the business including; receivables, payables, expenses, taxes, payroll and scheduling of both employees and service appointments
  • Talent recruitment, training and management for both sales and technical staff
  • Strong sales ability in high end, custom retail goods, with consistent sales growth over three years
  • Led the Strada Cycles sales team to becoming the second largest Canadian retailer (out of 16) of a prominent Italian cycling brand within two years of operation.  High sales volume resulted in the negotiation of a province wide exclusive contract for sales
  • Frequent collaboration with distributors and brand managers to assist with identifying key aspects of a variety of brands and how to best reflect and merchandise the brands throughout the store
  • Keeping informed of current trends and technologies in order to maximize buying efficiency and manage inventory in a cost effective manner
  • Event planning for retail clients and wholesale partnerships for product launches and two store openings, including an annual catered party for 150 people in Whistler, B.C.  Salient participation in the cycling community was also reflected as title sponsor of Cycling BC & Gran Fondo Canada

Education

Education

Human Resources Management Program

Sep 2015 - Present
Simon Fraser University

Candidate for Human Resources management certificate 

Bachelor of Education and Professional Development Program

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
Simon Fraser University

Completed Professional Development Program with certification to teach Kindergarten to Grade 12. Attained Bachelor of Education with a Minor in Curriculum Instruction

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Anthropology

Jan 2005 - Dec 2008
Simon Fraser University

Completed Bachelor of Arts with honours.  Recipient of Usamah Ansari award for highest GPA 

Development

  • Current member of the Burnaby Board of Trade
  • Smart Learning, Co-Operative Learning and Differentiated Learning workshops