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Work experience

Apr 2009Jan 2010

Visual Merchandiser Assistant/ Showroom Assistant

French Connection Group, Inc - Showroom

Interned as a Sales Assistant in the showroom after which I extended my experience as Visual Merchandiser Assistant to the Regional Visual Manager (RVM).

Merchandised apparel to ensure brand consistency and visual merchandising standards

Assist in developing and communicating visual merchandising concepts.

Synchronize visual merchandising initiatives to maximize sales opportunities.

Aug 2009Dec 2009

Showroom Assistant

T. Smith & Co. - Showroom

Interned as a Showroom Assistant.

Data entry and clerical work.

Created new visual displays through innovative style ideas.

Maintained accurate records of sales and prospecting activities including sales calls, presentations, closedsales, and follow-up activities within assigned territory.

Jun 2006Dec 2007

Studio 52 - London's Elite Fashion Photography Studio

Assistant to Owner.

Coordinated photo shoots of Models with designers, photographers, make-up artists and stylists.

Composed and maintained client correspondence, managed accounts and coordinated work flow.

Apr 2006Mar 2007

Manager Trainee

Ruby Blue - Club & Lounge

Established a strong client base to exceed sales goals.

Maintained inventory control to maximize sales; processed orders and shipments on a weekly basis.

Facilitated staff trainings to impart product knowledge to employees and increase sales.

Jun 2006Jan 2007

Assistant Buyer

Ocean & Earth Surf - Surf Wear Line

Implemented new procedures to improve company’s service, efficiency, and productivity.

Re-branded company image to improve merchandise sales by over 50% in just 6months.

Prepared purchase orders from in depth trend and market research.

Jun 2005May 2006

Sales Representative

Ocean & Earth Surf - Surf Wear Line

Increased sales by creating new visual displays through product placement and innovative style ideas. 

Conducted trend research and charted top selling merchandise to create a streamlined sales tracking system. 

Maintained constant customer service, product knowledge, and basic product placement to promote merchandise sales.

Education

Skills

Styling and visual merchandising
Competent in written and oral communication
Managed trainings and cultivated employee development
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Conversant in Spanish
Fluency in Afrikaans/Dutch

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PERSONAL PROFILE

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Summary

I recently graduated with honors from the Fashion Instuitute of Design & Merchandise with my Associates of Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing. Through my course, I have developed my proficiency in trend forecasting and my knowledge of the retail industry including target customer analysis and implementation of proper merchandising and marketing strategies. My active contributions in leadership roles on various committees prepare me in becoming adept at operating with the proper mix of authority, diplomacy, and tact. In addition, my professional background includes significant work experience in the retail and service industry, advancing my expertise in customer relationship management.

Associations and Leadership

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society                                     - October 2008- June 2010
  • President, Cross Cultural Student Alliance                      - October 2008- June 2010
  • Secretary FIDM Student Council Executive Board          - October 2008- June 2010

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