Focused strategist with over seven years of extensive fashion experience, and a strong record of diversified revenue generation within buying departments of global and regional brands. Effective communicator with a demonstrated ability to drive value-added merchandising initiatives and e-commerce site evolution. Extensive experience aiding and originating merchandising and marketing strategies to enhance customer experience, propel customer site traffic, and ensure sustained top line growth while driving bottom line profitability.
Tony Walker & CoJanuary 2016 to CurrentAssistant Buyer Williamsville, NY
Directly manage buying responsibilities for handbags, fashion footwear and jewelry departments; which accounts for 50% of total store sales.
Engage with cross-functional teams to oversee seasonal buys to drive profitability.
Develop relationships with vendor representatives to enhance in store presentations.
Analyze sale and trend reports to ensure proper on-hand inventory within season.
Manage fine jewelry collection to develop customer clientele, special orders and in-store events.
Armani ExchangeOctober 2013 to July 2015Associate Site Merchandiser; E-Commerce New York, NY
Supported the Senior Director to build the online channel and enhance the digital customer experience through improved site functionality and merchandising.
Improved aesthetics contributed to increased site traffic, conversion, and overall sales.
Partnered with cross-functional teams to manage product launch schedule and item setup.
Assisted in the management of the Online Merchandising activities including: product sorting, categorization, customer groups/custom content, and cross sells.
Armani ExchangeMarch 2011 to October 2013Associate Merchandise Manager New York, NY
Spearheaded merchandising operations to drive cross functional alignment on sales, product, pricing and promotional strategies for Men's Wovens & Bottoms.
Engaged daily with production, design, and planning to execute well balanced and cost effective product lines to drive profitability.
Developed brand right assortments across Men's Bottoms to match trends in fit, fabric and washes.
Prepared and presented seasonal buy reviews.
Directed presentations of key divisions at international buy market week.
Provided weekly and monthly business reports to Senior Vice President of Merchandising.
Armani ExchangeDecember 2009 to March 2011Merchandise Coordinator New York, NY
Supported the Senior Merchandise Manager on business responsibilities for Men's Bottoms, Outerwear, and Accessories.
Directed production teams to ensure timely receipts of goods.
Issued purchase orders for relevant divisions.
Brooklyn CollegeJuly 2008Bachelor of Science: AccountingBrooklyn, NY
AS400, NGC system
Adobe Photoshop, E-commerce platform (such as MarketLive), Adobe Scene7, Winscp