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Bison Place, Littleton,
CO Phone: Mobile:
with a strong record of sales and bottom line profit performance in
underperforming stores seeking a management opportunity with a multinational
company in either the apparel or consumer goods sector.
● More than
years of progressively responsible experience in specialty luxury,
soft lines, and hard lines big box retail store and multiunit management.
track record in Sales, Merchandise Planning and Forecasting, Merchandising,
Marketing, Logistics, Operations, and Customer Service to increase bottom
line profitability and customer loyalty.
multiunit merchandise forecasting, planning, buying and management;
Seasonal merchandise planning, turn, and markdown strategy. years
experience utilizing forecasting and budgeting skills in developing
and implementing strategic plans to drive growth, change, operational
effectiveness and efficiency, and profitability.
at building lasting relationships with crossfunctional business groups.
communicator with the ability to coordinate with multiple levels, and
make written and verbal recommendations to senior management. Proficiency
in MS Windows XP, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, Project,
Outlook, UNIX, Oracle, and AS software applications.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
● Store and Multiunit Management ● Merchandising
● P&L Responsibility
Planning ● Forecasting and Budgeting ●
Financial Analysis ● Product and Services Marketing
Training and Development ● Operations
● Supply Chain / Logistics
Service and Support ● Process and Common Practice Improvement
Strong quantitative and organizational skills
Business Administration – Finance – St. Mary’s University
of Arts – Mass Communications / Advertising – Texas Tech University
Directly responsible for performance turnaround of three locations within
underperforming market. Restored locations to profitability based upon
implementation of new initiatives in personnel management, merchandising,
intensive salesdriven training.
Developed programs for operational improvement, which improved metrics
logistical efficiency and productivity. Resulted in faster service,
loyalty, and improved bottom line profitability by %.
Instrumental in developing and implementing creative business and merchandise
plans in order to drive sales in high margin, low velocity product categories.
in a % sales increase in the category, and increased attachment of
Managed all Sales,
Service, Operations, and Customer Service in a $M highend consumer
electronics big box retail location, with full P&L responsibility.
Recruited and hired
new talent, topgraded existing talent.
management, and all activities related to maximizing profitability and
Managed all aspects
of Sales, Merchandising, Operations, Logistics, and Guest Service. Direct
P&L responsibility for $M in annual revenue.
sales and payroll, and determined work center budgets. Directed the
development of department managers, department supervisors, and
Operated as the
District Executive Master Trainer in charge of training new and existing
executives on company initiatives and performance enhancing tools.
BEST BUY COMPANY……………………………………………………...
Directed the development
and growth of Managers, Supervisors, and Associates, with direct
Wall P&L accountability for $M in annual revenue.
Developed and implemented
creative product marketing strategies to drive sales, accessory attachment,
and growth of key margin products. Resulted in % sales increase, and
% profit increase.
marketing plans to capitalize on instock positions of key items. Resulted
in overall sales increase of %, driven through specific product categories.
STORES, INC. ……………………………………………..
implemented changes in Sales Execution, Customer Service, Asset
Protection measures, Operations, and Continuous Process Improvement
in order to drive necessary turnaround to profitability in locations
in the Houston, Texas Market.
Improved sales by
% on average over corporate budgets each year during a year period.
Developed new role
as the Market Pricing Coordinator. Gathered competitive market intelligence.
Instituted competitive pricing and merchandising strategies for the
Houston, Texas and Louisiana Markets. Recommended strategic initiatives
to District and Regional management regarding product pricing plans
and merchandising strategies for big box consumer electronics stores.
grand opened new locations from construction phase.
Managed Sales, Operations,
and Merchandising for locations in the South Texas market, insuring
optimal standards, guest experience, and brand consistency.
SAKS FIFTH AVE.
Planned and directed
all Sales, Merchandising, Event Planning and Coordination, and Service
activities for the San Antonio, Texas location.
Fashion Presentations, Marketing, and Special Events.
Director, Koslow’s :
Operated and managed
luxury soft lines stores throughout the Texas market.
and managed all activities of staff.
– Capitol Region :
Directed all Sales,
Service, Buying, and Merchandising activities for multiunit leased
fur, leather, and luxury accessories operations within Nordstrom stores
in the newly developed Washington, D.C. region.
In charge of Seasonal
Merchandise Planning, Inventory Turn, and Markdown Strategy.
merchandised all new departments from construction phase. Recruited,
hired, and trained all management and staff for multiple locations.
Assistant Buyer – Strawbridge & Clothier:
Performed all buying
and merchandising for luxury soft lines Sales and Service.
and marketing plans for multiple leased stores within Strawbridge &
Clothier stores in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware region.
Directed all Merchandise
Forecasting, Planning, and Budget Development
Acted as liaison
between management and union.