Download PDF

Summary

Talented professional with 20+ of experience in the retail industry. Proven track record in strategic and financial planning, marketing, negotiating, and building win/win partnerships. Team leader with a can do attitude. Strengths include inventory management, maximizing key items, coaching, team building, and project management.

Work experience

Feb 2005Apr 2009

Sr. Buyer

Sr. Buyer Mens Traditional Sportswear and Seasonal Classifications. Grew private brand related sportswear +14% over the last two years. Drove key item polo + 80% over LY through constant analysis and communication with MMG..

Mar 2003Mar 2005

Buyer

Burdines-Macy's
Buyer Mens Slacks. Aggressively drove sales +6% to plan, +12% LY. Achieved #1 rank in HDQ for sales trend to plan. Beat profit planby .96 delivering a 41.74 GM%, achieving #1 ranking in HDQ. increased AUR to $30.73 ranking #1 compared to HDQ $27.24,by simplifying pricing and staying focused on strategies.
Apr 2001Mar 2003

Buyer

Burdines
Buyer - Girls 2-6x/ Accessories/ Furnishings. Strategically worked with market and Private brand to merge girls 2-4 with 4 -6x to create cohesive assortment and reduce skus.
Sep 1998Oct 2000

Buyer

Macy's East
Buyer Girls 7-16 Sportswear and Collections. Grew business by 14% maximizing key items and rolling out collections into the girls business. Served on Federated Steering committee and Kids Reinvent Corporate Committee.
Jun 1996Sep 1998

Product Manager

The Walt Disney Company
Developed and bought product Kids 2-20 for Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts. Shopped national market for sportswear, swimwear, and private label manufacturers. Ran $35.0 M business through sales and budget planning, negotiating vendor contracts, and resourcing product achieving best prices and highest quality.
Nov 1992Jun 1996

Buyer

Burdines
Buyer Girls 4-16 Sportswear. Served on Federated Steering committee. Buyer Boys 4-7 Sportswear, Collections, and Furnishings

Education

BS

University of Florida