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Moran Lane, Apt.
, Waterbury, VT • •
~ Project Coordination and Traffic ~ Process/Workflow Analysis and Development
A confident and highly motivated professional
with a record of success in workflow and process management for a nationally
recognized direct marketer. Able to prioritize effectively, multitask,
collaborate, and achieve objectives. Diligent and highly detail oriented
with the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve. A selfstarter who
is passionate, persuasive and articulate; known for building strong
relationships with internal and external partners.
Vendor Relations • Presentations/Leading Meetings • Corporate
Price Negotiation • Process Mapping
The Vermont Country
Store, Manchester Center, Vermont
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Responsible for the scheduling
and workflow of all projects for the Creative department including
catalogs, advertising, signage, and packaging; acted as a
liaison between Creative and its internal and some external clients.
Processed all project requests,
evaluated and checked accuracy of information submitted for the timely
and professional completion of each project.
Met with project submitters
as needed to clarify job concepts and scope.
Scheduled all projects
for the Creative department; managed and revised timelines as needed.
Logged all projects into
a tracking software program.
Constructed and monitored
the progress of all catalog production schedules.
Using meeting makers in
Outlook, scheduled all catalog production meetings reflected on the
Coordinated the delivery
of finalized artwork files to outside vendors for printing; approved
final proofs from printers.
Developed a solid internal
workflow for all private labels and packaging projects, for the benefit
of four departments.
Became a frontrunner for
the company newsletter—gathered content from throughout the organization,
wrote articles, assisted in layout and editing, prepped and packaged
electronic artwork files for the printer; coordinated the companywide
distribution of the printed newsletter.
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Responsible for constructing
the catalog and ecommerce production schedules.
and tracked the progress of the tasks outlined on the schedules for
the Marketing, Merchandising, Creative, and Materials Management departments.
Constructed task status
reports for upper management that detailed the progression of the production
cycles for both catalog and ecommerce; made recommendations as needed
for areas of improvement.
Led the Data Administration
team within the Materials Management department, with two direct reports.
Streamlined the workload
of Data Administration for greater efficiency.
Served on a standing process
committee to make a complex catalog production process more efficient
between the Marketing, Merchandising, Creative, and Materials Management
Became a member of the
Project Management Institute from to learn how to manage
projects based on the principles and theories of the Project Management
Body of Knowledge.
Developed an indepth course
for the benefit of Merchandising on the setup of new products.
Buying Assistant, / to /
Assisted assigned catalog
buyer in the sourcing and procurement of new products.
Ordered samples; was responsible
for unpacking, labeling, and organizing samples in product room.
Negotiated pricing and
Prepared new items for
presentation for catalog inclusion.
Resolved product and vendor
Handled submitting of private
label jobs to Creative.
Assisted with the merchandising
of catalog layouts.
Presented new products
at meetings for catalog inclusion and creative briefs in buyer’s absence.
Met with vendors for product
selection and development, both onsite and at vendor’s premises.
Attended trade shows and
went on buying trips.
Some of the products I
found and presented became good sellers and were relisted in subsequent
Learned the legal requirements
of private labeling; became a source within the company for help with
the ins and outs of private label projects.
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Responsible for entering
new product data into the company mainframe system, as well as into
an Access database.
Filed and performed other
clerical duties; assisted catalog buyers and merchandise managers with
Heritage Personnel Services, Manchester,
Worked on assignment as
a Buying Assistant at The Vermont Country Store.
JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE, Johnson, Vermont
Bachelor of Arts, Business Management,
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT, Rutland,
Associate of Science, Business
Advanced skills in Microsoft Word
and Excel; Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Access,
PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, and Project. Proficient in Adobe
Photoshop CS and Photoshop Elements, Illustrator CS, InDesign CS,
and Adobe Acrobat. Database management experience with FileMaker
Pro. Web browsing experience with Internet Explorer, Firefox,
and Safari. Have worked with website design software, including
Dreamweaver, Microsoft Front Page, and other backend business specific
platforms; also have experience in HTML coding/formats.