Patty Carpenter

  • 135 Surf Street Pacifica, CA

Skills

Professional with a record of success in management, buying, merchandising, product development, and inventory planning. Creative problem solver with ability to drive revenue growth, resolve conflicts, improve morale, and consistently exceed profit goals. Talent for analyzing problems and developing action plans. Fluent in French and Italian. Mac and PC literate.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2011 - Present

Purchasing Director

PACIFIC GATEWAY CONCESSIONS|

Responsible for:

  • Managing 64 million in revenue.
  • Lead the buying team in formulating an assortment strategy that is consistent with overall business strategy.
  • Identify emerging trends, opportunities, and recommend new product or concepts for store. 
  • Develop purchase projections and receipt flow through managing OTB.
  • Maximize sales, profits, and budget (OTB).
  • PO management: generate and track orders to support business plan.
  • Define and lead the development and execution of the key business drivers (key brands, items and stores). Develop brand exclusives, promotional and sampling strategies.
Jan 2010 - Apr 2011

VP of Sales and Marketing

GO SNACK AND TRAVEL|
  • Responsible for sales of $3M-$4M annually.
  • A liaison between Go Snack and Travel and international businesses for product distribution and sourcing.
  • Managed all field merchandisers and customer accounts worldwide.
  • Created and maintained company sales reports.
  • Created and implemented planograms in all accounts.
  • Created packaging designs and all sales materials.
  • Managed and maintain multiple company websites.
  • Coordinated all event appearances.
Oct 2007 - Jan 2010

Product Developer and Buyer

BROOKSTONE|

Assistant to the Director of Merchandising. Responsible for developing and implementing the wholesale division and development of e-commerce website, from purchasing to marketing. Developed product assortment, price structure, and product development. Build vendor and client relationships with local and international businesses such as the UK, France, and Germany. Managed the visual presentation and marketing material for Division and Trade Show. Assisted DMM in strategic product development and implementation of the client assortments based on demographics and negotiating costs with vendors and clients; including but not limited to: selection creative/visual presentation(planograms), fixture components, and marketing materials.

Aug 2006 - Oct 2007

Buyer

LIQUIDATION WORLD|

Responsible for over 100 locations in the US and Canada with sales volume of $25 million. Identified and visited key competitors frequently to monitor products and overall industry analysis. Negotiated extreme value to ensure maximum profitability. Managed corporate budgets objective regarding gross margin, sales and turnover, strategic merchandise planning, budgeting and forecasting, monitor sales, markdowns, inventory levels, turnover and GMROI. Develop and maintain appropriate vendor relationships. Source frequent events and weekly promotions to maximize category sales and profit. Managed company website and company advertisement. Provided leadership for growth in Merchandising Assistants' capacity and improve overall department strength and ensure effective succession planning.

Sep 1999 - Jan 2006

Duty Free Buyer

HMSHOST|

Maintained seven Duty Free store locations, with volume of $21M. Ensured merchandising standards and strategies are enforced. Negotiated 5% increase in margin by developing strategic partnership programs with supplier base, including European brands such as Hermes and Cartier. Communicated with merchandise analysts in branches to maintain stock levels of hot items and category assortments. Grew sales by 15% through developing product listings and assortment plans that focus and target specific customers and markets. Assign and ensure integrity of sku base for all locations. Created planograms.

Jun 1980 - Oct 1995

Jewelry Buyer

NORDSTROM|

 Researched and purchased merchandise for nine stores in Washington and Alaska, with annual sales of $13M. Made critical business decision through accessing data, analyzing information, soliciting input and using available information technologies. Analyzed consumer demographics to customize the product mix for each store. Lead Buyer for product development.