VP Sourcing and Merchandising
TRADE LINES INC
Research Market, Identify new products, develop new products, enhance/upgrade current line, Establish production processes and product specifications. Develop packaging and labeling. Define branding standards. Identify and source Information Technology. Travelling overseas and attending local and global merchandise fairs to identify and develop new vendors and product lines. Define Inventory Mix based on customer needs & production strengths across various categories & manage seasonality.
Bath - Shower Curtains, Bath Rugs, Metal Bath Accessories, Shower Curtain Hooks
Window - Drapery Panels, Curtain Rods from China and India
Dining - Candle Holders, Bowls
Living - Table Top decorative, Accent Rugs
TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods (Marmaxx Group), Ross Stores, Burlington Coat Factory, Old Time Pottery, Big Lots.
Senior Merchandiser, Trade Lines, Inc.,
2002 to 2004.
Created teams and trained members/partners to surpass customer expectations with maximum efficiency.