Skilled in product analysis, trend research, new product sourcing, vendor and pricing negotiations, inventory, budgeting and Open-To-Buy fiscal management.
Worked with globally-recognized product manufacturers (Burton Snowboards, Volcom Outerwear) as well as Intrawest's In-house brand (Gneiss International) to provide input into new product lines as well as providing regular feedback on existing product lines. (References available)
Attended inneumerable trade shows (Surf Expo, Action Sports Retailer "ASR", MAGIC, Ski Industries America "SIA", etc.) to view upcoming lines, research trends, write product orders and negotiate with vendors.
Solicited customer feedback for continuing improvement
Purchasing areas of expertise include mens and womens, juniors and children's casualwear, technical ski and snowboard outerwear, technical snowboard hardgoods and accessories, mountain biking softgoods and accessories, custom logo softgoods and accessories with extensive hands-on development in the design/production process.