Over 20 years of buying experience, including Mexico, with a deep knowledge spanning every department and buying division within Costco Wholesale. Helped pioneer QC standards governing non-food Imports. A proven Assistant Buyer in apparel, jewelry, as well as high volume departments such as health and beauty aids, and pharmacy.
D.20 Health and Beauty Aids: +$9.3M, D.93 Pharmacy +$9.0M.
#661262 Weather Station: Total sales $994K, #1 $'s/loc in the U.S..
KS Hard Anodized cookware: Total sales +$806K, highest growth of any region.
Grew Water Cooler sales in the San Diego region from $1M F'11 to $2M, U.S. sales grew from $5M F'11 to $10M.
#518346 Weather Station: Incremental sales +$385K, +98% , double the increase of any region.
Added $43,125 to Gypsum's bottom line and continued funding each year through a modified Vitamin Fence program.
Instrumental in rolling out additional Water Cooler locations in the San Diego region from $21K in F'10 to $1.1M in F'11, and U.S. sales grew from negative to $5M.
Increased Coffee Maker sales by $7.8M.
Increased Fan sales by $776K, largest increase to date since 2007 and no buy in used.
Instrumental in bringing back the Melamine Bowl #541823, San Diego incremental Sales +$416K, U.S. sales +$2.1M.
Increased Coffee Maker sales by $4.6M.
Increased Camp Chair sales by $1M, largest increase to date since
Increased Outdoor Swing set sales by $920K, the largest increase to date with the exception of 2003 and 2002.
Instrumental in adding the Albuquerque Balloon Festival ticket program.
Increased Coffee Maker sales by $1.3M, with a new SKU, Keurig.
Kirkland Signature Sheet focus $14,184 per location.
Improved Women's Apparel gross margin by 1.19 basis points through controlled markdowns, less SKUs, more inventory of the right items.
Improved Women's Apparel gross margin by .52 basis points. Men's remained almost flat.
Improved Men's Apparel gross margin by .28 basis points.
Improved women's apparel gross margin by .23 basis points.
Developed a successful recycling program that was way ahead of it's time. Documentation leading up to the pilot program, the program set up and sales are now preserved in Costco Wholesale's archive.
Regional Supervisor, over the last 13 years I have been responsible for every non-foods department with the exception of Majors.
Purchasing agent for U.S. products exported to the U.K., Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Facilitated the first shipment of produce,cheese,deli and seafood items overseas. Negotiated with Quaker, M&M Mars, Campbell's, P&G and other key vendors to provide an international point person to handle our account from a global perspective. Increased the volume of U.S. products shipping overseas by 186% in $'s.
Assisted buyers in: Housewares, Small Appliances, Domestics and Collectibles. Negotiated direct purchase of Wamsutta brand through Springs Industries. Instrumental in negotiating and planning programs with Krups, Cuisinart, Braun, Sunbeam and Mr. Coffee. QC merchandiser-Negotiated testing fees with Springborn lab and MTL lab, toured both facilities.
Assisted buyer, responsible for hardware, lawn and garden, toy's and furniture departments. Participated in market research for the opening of Acapulco. Negotiated with Grosfillex to open Costco Acapulco with commercial grade patio furniture.
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