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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary
I am looking for a career where I can utilize my 20 years of experience in the apparel business to secure a position within an exciting and dynamic company.
Core Qualifications
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Account Manager / Consultant, 01/2016 to 01/2017
Harris Computer SystemsMaryland, LA,
  • Responsible for broadening Allura's customer base; with a narrow focus on reaching online accounts as well as the major off price retailers and mid-tier department stores such as Beall's Dept.
  • Store, Boscov's, Fred Meyer, and similar accounts.
  • Relaunched the Beverly Hills Polo Club brand; with a focus on the school uniform business, packaged underwear, and sleepwear, and sold as our major online uniform retailer.
  • The launch was tremendously successful, and now the brand is bought and sold all year round on their website.
  • In addition to selling school uniforms, I launched several other programs with them, under the Duck Duck Goose brand, in a variety of categories, with approximately 150 unique styles; with the potential to double the volume and sku count within the year.
  • Developed a substantial business with TJX Companies, Inc., across 3 continents; which I grew from zero to 1200 doors within 3 months, and then from 1200 to almost 3000 stores within 9 months.
Executive Vice President, 01/2015 to 01/2016
Park UniversityParkville, MO,
  • Managed entire wholesale side of the business; including all sales and merchandising for an upstairs sportswear and playwear brand.
  • Responsible for developing seasonal collections; for both boys and girls; in sizes newborn up to 18, as well as adding several categories to their product assortment; such as outerwear, layette, and bigger boys sportwear.
  • In addition to the design process, my responsibilities included managing and growing the business for all department store accounts such as: Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Nordstrom, Babies R US, as well as off price retailers like TJ Maxx Corp., Burlington Coat Factory, Nordstrom Rack, Beall's Outlet, and lastly the online accounts such as Amazon, Gilt, Zulily, and many others as well.
  • Managed all trade shows including ENK in NY, and Magic in Las Vegas; multiple times per year; overseeing entire logistics, sales, and staff.
President, 01/2013 to 01/2015
Bickford Senior LivingFredericksburg, VA,
  • Formed a partnership with a UK based apparel company who had the master licenses for the brands Ben Sherman and French Connection.
  • Set up entire NY based operation; including renting and managing the showroom and office, hiring and firing of employees, and overall operations of company.
  • Launched both Ben Sherman and French Connection simultaneously, and got placement in all the better department stores (i.e.
  • Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Lord and Taylor), as well as a major online presence with accounts like: Amazon, Gilt, Zulily, Zappos, Hautelook, and many other e-commerce websites.
  • Established an off-price business with retailers such as: Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, Bloomingdales Outlet, TJ Maxx Corp, Burlington Coat Factory, Citi Trends, and many more.
  • Developed a healthy business with the regional chains as well, such as Buy Buy Baby, Century 21, and all the local boutiques.
  • Set up and managed our domestic warehouse and coordinated with a third-party EDI company to ensure all shipments went out on time and within each individual retailer's acceptable guidelines.
  • Drove sales from zero to over $3M in the first year alone.
, 01/2005 to 01/2013
ArchcareBrooklyn, NY,
Vice President, 01/2008 to 01/2013
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  • Responsibilities include: driving sales for the company; creating sales projections, sku plans, and managing all sales; both domestically and internationally, and acquiring new licenses and brands to develop and sell.
  • Worked closely with retail buyers and senior management and grew the business from $12 Million in 2008 to $50 Million in annual sales in 2013.
  • Supervised and managed the regional rep teams and all other outside sales.
  • Developed close relationships with buyers and management at all levels of retail distribution; ranging from accounts like TJX Corp, Burlington, Sears, and Boscov's up to the higher distribution stores; such as Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Saks, Nordstrom, Buy Buy Baby, as well as all regional specialty stores.
  • Managed the Hello Kitty® brand and all related sales in North America.
  • Launched the brand Woolrich® in kids and successfully placed programs in the stores listed above (plus many more) in size newborn up to 20 boys.
  • Oversaw all aspects of the business; such as merchandising the collection from the initial design stages, traveling overseas to work with factories, importing the goods, and selling the product to all levels of distribution.
Sales Executive, 01/2007 to 01/2008
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  • Managed the specialty store business, regional chains, national reps, and off-price stores for the Akademiks® girl's brand, Penguin® boys, and Carters Watch the Wear®.
  • Developed and launched the Akademiks® layette business which dramatically increased our overall business and profit margin.
Office Manager, 01/2005 to 01/2007
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  • Managed the day to day operations with a staff of 80 employees.
  • Managed our licensed business; liaison to our licensees and licensors.
Assistant Manager, 01/2003 to 01/2005
FlinksCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for overseeing the retail operations of an 80,000 square foot children's store, and reported directly to the store manager.
  • Opened and closed the store, closed out registers, and accounted for daily sales.
  • Managed the overall merchandising of the store REFERENCES Evan Hakalir - Founder of Andy and Evan Industries - (212) 967-7908 Eli Yedid - CEO/Founder of Cutie Pie Apparel - (212) 279-0022 Ralph Zirdok - Senior Partner at Bentex Apparel Company, and a personal mentor in merchandising and design for children's fashion -- (917) 922-4788 Nick Brayton - President of Woolrich Corporation - (570) 971-8105 Cookie Fallack - Owner Cookies Dept.
  • Stores -- (718) 797-3300 Alan Maleh - Owner of: Weeplay Kids, Man of the World Magazine, and several retail clothing stores in the tri state area -- (908) 902-2222.
Senior Executive Vice President and Group President, to
The Marketing Arm, ,
  • Carmen Hadley - senior children's buyer for
  • Many More References Upon Request.
B.A: Political Science Business Management, Expected in 2003
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
Political Science Business Management Graduated with honors 3.8
Professional Affiliations
com, doors, driving, e-commerce, EDI, senior management, fashion, firing, focus, French, hiring, logistics, Magic, managing, mentor, merchandising, office, outside sales, design process, profit, retail, selling, sales, store manager, trade shows, unique, website, websites

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