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Work experience

Jul 2005Sep 2011

Designer

SpencerButtino, Inc.
  • Analyzed and researched fashion trends.
  • Obtained and reviewed samples of new textile products through attending trade shows or visiting manufacturers.
  • Selected textiles including fabrics, fasteners and other materials.
  • Sketched or drafted apparel designs with computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Created patterns for technical designers to work from.
  • Presented concepts to director and team.
  • Developed prototypes for fittings and adjustments.
  • Continuously developed new materials and techniques.
  • Interpret trends through design and development.
Jun 2010Aug 2011

Executive Assistant/Accounts Payable

Davis Securities
  • Responsible for managing all executive level administrative tasks that includes conference calls, meetings and arrangement of travel.
  • Provide information to incoming calls and respond to internal requests on timely manner.
  • Helped in development of reports and presentations of executive levels.

  • Managed the accurate and timely processing of up to 20,000 invoices ($1M) per month for large, multi-site organizations. Assessed and closed A/P sub-ledger on a monthly basis, validated content and resolved various issues.
  • Implemented next-generation technologies and process automations (including new EDI and ERP systems) to foster an environment of continuous improvement. Trained users and served as the primary "go-to" troubleshooter on these new systems, which propelled efficiency gains and significant time- and cost-savings.
  • Facilitated "no-fault" internal and external audits as a result of sound recordkeeping and thorough documentation.
  • Instituted thorough cross-checking of pack-lists, receivers and invoices that halted a previous history of thousands of dollars in overpayments to suppliers.
  • Renegotiated payment terms with dozens of suppliers/vendors from Net 7 to Net 60 days for manufacturer emerging from bankruptcy. Improved cash flow and helped facilitate company's return to profitability.
  • Composed effective accounting and ad-hoc reports summarizing A/P data for supply chain, HR and other departments.
  • Consistently maintained accuracy in calculating figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.
Nov 2004Apr 2010

Credit & Collections Mgr./Accounts Receivable

Via One Technologies, Inc.

Credit and Collections Manager

  • Developed processes and procedures for collecting debt in accordance with FDCPA, evaluated customer financials and setting and changing credit lines/limits, as well as credit holds; implement liens as necessary to major delinquent account as approved
  • Analyze delinquent accounts and prepare report on highest risk accounts including recommendations for resolution.
  • Monitor receivables and collections and provide updates of receivables and provide appropriate reporting procedures
  • Established relationships and managed reporting of favorable and bad debt accounts with selected credit reporting bureaus in compliance with FCRA.
  • Managed and motivated collections staff of 6 to ensure debt recovery and other collection and payment transactions are properly executed in accordance with FDCPA.

Accounts Receivable Specialist

  • Resolved months of backlogged work, restored order and organization to processes/records in disarray, researched and solved billing problems and corrected invoicing and journal entry errors that had previously been missed
  • Managed the accurate and timely processing of up to 20,000 invoices ($1M) per month. Assessed and closed A/R sub-ledger on a monthly basis, validated content and resolved various issues.
  • Assume responsibility for the full cycle accounts receivable process including managing detail aging, computerized billings, collections, commission, reconciliation, manual cash batch, general ledger and month-end-closings including other account receivable functions
May 2002Nov 2004

Commissioned Sales Associate

Macy's East (Herald Square)
  • Responsible for providing the help and support to the customer to chose the right type of footwear according to their requirements.
  • $260,000 in annual sales averaged by having the ability to close a sale regardless of situation or circumstance.
  • Led all associates in credit account production for the area, as well as in pre-sale numbers on a regular basis.
  • Continued to maintain a professional appearance and exude leadership in every setting by coaching team members on useful sales techniques.
  • 8% annual increase in shoe sales seen store shortly after accepting the position by coaching fellow associates on proven sales, networking and closing strategies.

Education

Aug 2008May 2011

Associate of Applied Science

Fashion Institute of Technology

Graduated Cum Laude, 3.279

References

Aisha Lyons

Yvette Martinez

Renaldo Barnette

Leonard L. Bess

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Summary

RELIABLE AND TECHNICALLY SKILLED TECHNICAL DESIGNER/PRODUCTION ASSISTANTknown for accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness in managing depository functions for diverse-industry employers. Backed by solid credentials and a concise understanding of product design, fabrications and PDM process as well as MS Office Suite, Photoshop & Illustrator software.

Custom

Key Skills

DESIGN

  • Establish wedding/special occasion dress business
  • Analyze market trends for research and presentation while developing concepts, color stories and silhouettes
  • Resource and research fabrics, trims, hardware pieces and other raw materials
  • Source fabric and trims

TECHNOLOGY

  • Develop, manipulate, and construct patterns for illustrations and specification sheets
  • Develop design and pattern through draping techniques
  • Create production patterns with pattern charts and cost sheets
  • Construct and fit garments

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • Develop design illustrations from concept sketches to final presentation
  • Create concept boards and flat sketching for design presentations
  • Create tech packs using Web PDM with all fabric, interlining, trim, wash, and packaging information
  • Utilized proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and as well as MS Office Suite software