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Summary

I am an enthusiastic dependable professional with over 19 years of expertise in project management, retail store fixture design, and purchasing.  One of my many assets is my flexibility and ease of multi-tasking under extremely tight deadlines.

Objective

To excel in a career path by incorporating my project management skills, dedication to project success, my ability to meet critical deadlines while staying focused and  remain energized.

Work History

Jun 2009Present

Project Manager

Walls + Forms, Inc.

Walls + Forms is a company specializes in the design, fabrication and maunfacturing of retail display systems, modular wall systems, wireless store fixture solutions, and retail signware systems.  For over 20 years, the company has been recognized for competitively priced, high quality fixture display solutions.

Responsibilities Included:

  • Researched and Developed multiple projects involving millwork applications  and graphics
  • Assisted and Supported engineering tasks and details whenever possible
  • Produced training instructional documents via photos and videos for fixture programs
  • Generated and Purchased graphic elements for projects via Adobe Suite products
  • Checked outside vendors for project management during various production phases
  • Negotiated and Obtained pricing from various providers, current and new vendors
  • Arranged optimal payment terms to vendors in favor of company's bottom line
  • Encouraged prototyping whenever possible
  • Supported sales team members in client meetings to help bolster closure rates
  • Estimated and Quoted specific project related items
  • Developed and Executed a project tracking data base system
  • Implemented a project request procedure as a sales tool to help introduce new projects
  • Participated in R & D meetings as an expert on display elements based on experience
  • Contributed to installations of specialty POP projects and whole store assemblies regionally and globally
  • Visited retailers for information gathering, project scope determination and sales support
  • Created surveys to obtain essential information for research and design for success of project scopes
  • Managed large production graphic print jobs via press checks
  • Sourced new vendors for project related items
  • Attended retail trade shows to keep current in retail display knowledge
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in various media modes for presentation purposes
  • Completed foreign and domestic travel for company related needs
  • Contracted and Governed installation crews for rollouts and store installations
  • Designated as company expert on anti theft security device manufacturers
  • Coordinated and Directed all aspects of special internal projects
  • Educated company on interactive displays and touch screen technology and various interactive media devices
  • Trained and Certified UL 48 online electric signs curriculum course
20062009

Project Manager

Creations Global Retail

Creations Global Retail is a company that produces custom store interiors, kiosks, mobile merchandising units, and point of purchase displays.

Responsibilities Included:

  • Ensured all applicable phases of projects are completed accurately and timely
  • Tracked projects to make sure the designated scope is consistent with original estimate
  • Set up time lines, schedules and other tracking type methods
  • Collaborated with clients, vendors, architects, mall developers, and material specialists
  • Provided technical and/or administrative support when called for
  • Aided in vendor research, supplying of information to maximize the estimating process
  • Facilitated support on projects, such as sketches, CAD drawings, design direction, etc.
  • Helped with assembly of required project information, drawings and support documents
  • Supported sales team wherever deemed necessary with respect to project at hand
  • Acted as intermediary between clients and sales team, in the aid of project follow up
  • Managed various finished goods inventories, shipping and inventory reports
  • Directed and Supervised prototype development
  • Utilized personal photography talent to aid in the company's presentation to clients
  • Assisted and edited graphic production for various projects
20032006

Project Manager

Southwest Displays and Events

Southwest Displays offered custom exhibit booth design, graphic design, tradeshow management, support services, and setup/dismantle. In addition, extensive experience in retail merchandising displays in a variety of product categories, from foodservice to automotive.

Responsibilities Included:

  • Supervised all phases of exhibit production
  • Researched and designed Point of Purchase displays
  • Established estimates for all projects that I was assigned to
  • Produced CAD and engineering support, 2D and 3D drawings
  • Coordinated logistics when required
  • Scheduled delivery, installation and dismantles
  • Traveled to offsite locations in order to direct projects
  • Managed installation crews
  • Researched vendor resources and supplied information to company for results
  • Developed and maintained relationships with all vendors
  • Assisted sales team by providing support and authority on projects when required
20012003

Project Manager

Miramar Designs

Miramar Designs produced dynamic, attention-grabbing, retail solutions for its clients. From designing and engineering, to manufacturing and distribution of in-store advertising systems and Point of Purchase displays.

Responsibilities Included:

  • Modified and managed prototype production
  • Consulted on all projects to align with company internal OEM type production
  • Increased company sales through project management and customer satisfaction
  • Created inventory management tools, spread sheets and related documents
  • Implemented policies and procedures for client accounts to aid in project management
  • Helped with research and design on various client related projects
  • Motivated fulfillment team to enhance production time and to keep project on schedule
  • Negotiated pricing on products and services for projects
  • Completed and provided estimates on projects
  • Interacted with senior management in project direction
  • Generated business strategies for retail solutions
19902001

Other Experience:

Ross Dress For Less:  Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

Store Fixture Purchasing Manager     2000-2001

CompUSA:  Corporate Headquarters, Dallas, TX    

Store Fixture Purchasing Manager     1995-2000

The Limited Inc.:  Corporate Headquarters, Columbus, OH

Special Projects Coordinator and Visual Merchandiser     1990-1994

Interests

Music, Foreign Travel, Technology, and Culinary Events

Education