Justin A Blackman

  • (718) 300-9102
  • j.anwar.blackman@gmail.com

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Accounts Payable Liaison; Visual Merchandiser

Strand Book Store -- New York, NY
  • Process invoices for payment according to terms
    • Verify inventory receipts; work with department buyers and warehouse management to resolve discrepancies
    • Collate, submit and track shortage/damage claims with vendors; research and resolve payment inquiries
  • Maintain AP office records, filing systems; maintain vendor records in accounting software; coordinate off-site document storage
  • In absence of AP Manager: complete daily sales reconciliations for in-store & online transactions, verify deposits
  • As Visual Merchandiser: process daily warehouse shipments; analyze sales to optimize product placement and replenishment; monitor and maintain accurate inventory records on day-to-day basis; manage and execute periodic special projects, i.e. themed display curation, seasonal decoration.
  • Previous positions: Sales Floor Associate, Events Coordinator 
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012

Presentation Manager

PetSmart -- Brooklyn, NY
  • Manage stock team during construction and opening of new store location; with Product Manager and Stock Lead, establish procedures and productivity standards for inventory replenishment and presentation; maintain safety standards for customers, staff, and animals in residence
  • Collaborate with store and upper management to identify and troubleshoot storage and replenishment obstacles
  • Lead the client service culture of the store; review customer surveys to identify service opportunities and implement changes where necessary
May 2009 - Sep 2011

Lead, Inventory Processing Team

Borders Books -- New York, NY
  • Supervise team in processing of daily shipments & inventory replenishment tasks; supported regular floor staff by assisting customers, performing back-room inventory checks, supplementing checkout staff

Education

Education
2009

Bachelor of Arts

Hunter College, City Univerity of New York

Major in English Language, Literature and Criticism; Minor in History