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Work experience

Jul. 18Present

Assistant Buyer

Bombfell - New York, NY
  • Oversee entire bulk PO process including, purchase order writing, vendor guideline compliance, and management of monthly receipt flow
  • Own non-apparel category by analyzing weekly and monthly trend shifts while also working with the Buyer to identify stock liabilities/opportunities in core categories
  • Provide support to the Buyer in all vendor related communication including market appointment support, negotiate margin, and new vendor setup
  • Aide Buyer at market and trade show appointments to select and organize collection for current and pre-season assortment
  • Collaborate with internal partners to troubleshoot inventory challenges and support on future company initiatives
Jan. 18Jun. 18

Sample Coordinator

Bombfell - New York, NY
  • Oversaw sample procurement process from managing on-order sample tracker to quality check-in
  • Built and maintained buying team report library including On-Order, Item Performance, and Sales-to-Stock
  • Organized vendor library including line sheets, assortment sheets, and samples for review
    Nov. 17Mar. 18

    Lead Stylist

    Bombfell - New York, NY
    • Coached stylists by providing feedback on orders and supported them in meeting/exceeding performance metrics

    • Built lasting relationships with part-time stylists via email, phone calls, and/or in-person meeting to ensure consistent support
    • Took on special projects that supported the growth of the Styling Team and helped improve style training
    Mar. 17Oct. 17

    Ecommerce Menswear Stylist

    Bombfell - New York, NY
    • Styled clients using online company platform and partnered with customer service to resolve client issues
    • Reviewed client’s shipment history, style preferences, and social media accounts to individualize style selections from inventory
    • Provided feedback regarding the online platform, company software, assortment of inventory and common client requests to management, buying and merchandising teams
    Jun. 16Jan. 17

    Flagship Shop Manager - Menswear

    Michael Kors - New York, NY
    • Met and exceeded shop-in-shop sales goals through effective application of Michael Kors’ selling service strategies and technique
    • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and ownership of the business by tracking daily, weekly, and monthly sales towards meeting and exceeding plan
    • Motivated retail partner selling specialists to meet and exceed sales and productivity goals, ensured they were fluent in all aspects of the business
    • Developed clear, consistent, and organized methods of communication with General & District Manager, corporate office, and  retail partners on a weekly basis via email, phone calls, and/or in-person meeting
    Jul. 15May 16

    Shop Manager - Accessories

    Michael Kors - Springfield, MO
    • Conducted monthly product knowledge and visual excellence training
    • Drove sales through utilizing clientele methods and developed a personal client database
    • Ensured image and visual standards were professional, reflective of the brand image, and adhered to at all times
    May 15Aug. 15

    Editorial Style Intern

    417 Magazine - Springfield, MO
    • Scouted items from local retailers for photography shoots
    • Sourced ideas from trend forecasting websites and the local demographic to present to the Art Director
    • Styled photography shoots for monthly Style Opener and Necessities pages as well as major Feature shoots
    • Coordinated with editors for 417 Magazine’s quarterly issues, Bride and Home.
    • Aided Art Director in photo shoot planning and preparation
    Nov. 12Jul. 14

    Sales Lead

    ALDO Group - Springfield, MO

    Education

    20112016

    Bachelor of Science - College of Business

    Missouri State University - Springfield, MO

    Fashion Merchandising and Product Development with a Minor in Communication

    Public Relations Director - Spring Fashion Show 2015

    The Department of Fashion Merchandising and Design host a fashion show every Spring with 1000+ in attendance. The Public Relations Committee raised over $10,000 in scholarship money through partnership and funding from local retailers, promotional events, and ticket sales.

    Portfolio

    Below is my editorial styling work from 417 Magazine and personal blog, Crown & Lace.