Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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A Retail/Sales Management Professional with 35 years of sales, merchandising and executive leadership experience in a high volume retail environment. Dedicated leader in the Fashion Industry who strives to stay on and ahead of growing trends!
  • Proven success in a high volume retail environment
  •  Conscientious leader that inspires their team to strive for excellence through coaching and recognition 
  • Drives sales by focusing on the needs of the customer as well as overall store experience
  • Ability to manage multiple sales areas as well as a large sales team 
  • Drive sales through in-store loyalty programs
  • Fully committed to assisting the community through volunteer work 
Area Sales Manager, 06/2013 to Current
Energy TransferFostoria, OH,
  • Responsible for recruiting, staffing, scheduling, merchandising standards and inventory control.
  • Began as a Part-time Sales Associate in RTW at Dillard's Citadel location.
  • After 3 weeks in that capacity was promoted to Full-time Selling Specialist for Antonio Melani and received a second promotion within a six-month period.
  • Promoted to JR's Sales Business Manger.
  • Promoted to current position as Area Sales Manager of Ladies RTW (3rd Floor) at Dillard's Park Meadows location.
  •  ASM is responsible for all the above mentioned responsibilities, supervising an area with a projected annual sales of 4 million dollars.
  • During the fall of 2015, the District Manager assigned the ASM to also supervise the 2nd floor Ladies RTW department.
  • During that three-month period, the ASM was supervising an area estimated at 8 million dollars worth of annual revenue, with great success, including but not limited to, multiple sales increases.
Corporate Board Secretary , 2011 to 2013
Aramark CorporationDallas, TX,
  • Responsible for ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists to meet legal requirements, and to enable authorized persons to determine when, how, and by whom the board's business was conducted.
  • In order to fulfill these responsibilities, and subject to the organization's bylaws, the Secretary records minutes of meetings, ensures their accuracy, and availability, proposes policies and practices, submits various reports to the board, maintains membership records, fulfills any other requirements of a Director and Officer, and performs other duties as the need arises and/or defined in the bylaws.
President/Owner, 07/1994 to 2010
At Home Stores LlcGreenwood, IN,
  • Founded the nationwide event management and promotions firm specializing in political and corporate events.
  • Organized and executed events for clients including former Vice-President Al Gore, former Denver mayor Wellington Webb, former California governor Gray Davis, former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown 
  • Corporate clients such as American Honda Corporation, National Basketball Association (NBA), California Teachers Association.
  • Manage staff responsible for event coordination activities.
  • Hire, train, and educate staff on proper event procedures.
  • Calculate budgets and adjust when necessary.
  • Book venues and negotiate fees.
  • Graphically designed invitations for sponsored events.
  • Work with client to ensure all requests are met.
  • Analyze event performance and prepare metrics presentation.
  • Define company brand through events.
  • Ensure staff is adequately prepared for event.
Catering Director , 07/1990 to 04/1994
Tarts & TrufflesCity, STATE,
  • Hire and train sales staff
  • Market new products to clients
  • Meet or exceed sales goals
  • Produce award-winning events Secure and negotiate contracts for events.  
Executive Personal Shopper , 10/1988 to 06/1990
I.MagninCity, STATE,
  • Worked closely with the Store Manager to ensure highest level customer service and satisfaction
  • Acted as concierge to increase customer experience by exclusive luxury events
  • Worked closely with high-level clientele to tailor innovative personalized looks for both special events and general wardrobe 
  • Worked closely with stylists for both film and production ensuring all items selected were accounted for
Assistant Buyer, 01/1986 to 05/1988
Bullocks Department StoreCity, STATE,
  • Generate & Maintain weekly merchandising reports
  • Assist in the selection and purchase of appropriate lines
  • Assist with the sourcing of new vendors & negotiating costs/terms of shipments
  • Enter and track purchase orders
  • Shop competitors for better knowledge of the buying market
  • Work closely with stores to maintain inventory levels
Mens Department Manager, 10/1983 to 02/1985
Ohrbachs Department StoreCity, STATE,
  • Flagship location on historic 34th. Street
  • Managed a department with a projected annual revenue of 10 million dollars
  • Responsible for staffing, training and mentoring of sales staff
  • Merchandising Standards
Executive Trainee, 02/1981 to 09/1983
May CompanyCity, STATE,
  • Successfully completed the executive training program
  • Promoted to Department Manager for the Junior Department, Southbay, CA with a projected annual revenue of 6 million dollars
  • Trained sales associate
  • Responsible for department merchandising standards
  • Received accolades for increasing sales by 1 million dollars.      
: Merchandising, Expected in 1980
South Dakota State University - Brookings,
  • Organization Memberships:
  • El Paso County Parks Advisory Board
  • Pikes Peak United Way Colorado
  • WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) Sacramento,
  • CA Sacramento UrbanLeague, Sacramento,
  • CA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento,
  • CA Public Relations Society of America Awards and Honors Selected as
  • African American role model for NBC affiliate, Channel 3 Television
  • Special Awarded Statewide Certificate of Appreciation from California
  • Association of Future Homemakers of America Engaged as a public
  • Speaker at many local events and as a mentor for students of higher education
  • Skilled in community outreach  
  • Clienteling
  • Excellent customer service
  • Event management
  • Inventory control
  • Merchandising
  • Policies & Promotion
  • Recruiting/Staffing
  • Selling
  • Sales Management/ Supervisory capabilities
  • Excellent written/verbal communication

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