Assistant Buyer02/2014 to CurrentYoung Contemporary - Bottoms & Outerwear Guess IncLos Angeles, CA
Managed and assorted the Women's Young Contemporary line for bottoms and outerwear, which consisted of effectively managing SKU plans, pre-season projections, and open-to-buy to meet financial goals.
Recommended and executed pricing and merchandising strategies based on current seasonal trend, historical data, and forecasts to achieve greater margin opportunities.
Identified key specific programs that are historically promoted such as: denim shorts, functional outerwear, and basic denim and created promotional strategies that increased LY sales, while ensuring that inventory was maintained in order to achieve a successful comp.
Analyzed and maintained key reports such as style selling and on-order receipt tracker to effectively identify best/worst sellers, seasonal flows, and current on order trends by category.
Improved sales and assortment in Woven Bottoms, Denim Pants, & Outerwear categories by implementing reorder/flow strategies in peak seasons; while increasing category depth and extensiveness within each category that varies in fit, color, fabric, and retail price.
Partnered with planning and production to determine fabric buy projections for key flow programs such as: basic denim and knit leggings and assessed whether current fabric ownership was sufficient to cover future deliveries based on current selling trend.
Developed vendor base and identified programs within each category to buy that complemented the current on order assortment and were perceived on trend for the current season.
Expanded the denim program offering in retail stores and E-commerce by effectively testing additional styles in store tiers and introducing E-com exclusive styles.
Coordinated communication between the visual and cross-functional teams regarding key marketing changes, signage, in-store promotion strategies, and placement of markdown styles.
Assistant Buyer06/2012 to 01/2014Ross Dress for LessLos Angeles, CA
Assisted the Junior Buying Department in forecasting and analyzing weekly sales reports, marketing trend reports, trend sheets, and hind sights Managed daily shipping and TOP approvals by administering a Purchase Order Event Tracking report Maintained buyer and vendor relationships by assisting sales meetings and followed up on overall buy Managed the open-to-buy and liquidity for the bottoms buyer; ensured that markdowns were taken each cycle Negotiated over 15 buys with existing vendors in order to drive sales and increase IMU% Initiated new vendor relationships by opening new accounts with 10+ Junior bottom vendors Created a monthly In-Store Marketing report to effectively showcase in-store merchandise according to season Assisted in the seasonal ad for the Juniors department by creating style-outs and ensured styles were proper according to trend Effectively utilized merchandising systems, warehouse systems, and spreadsheet applications (i.e.
RMS, RDW, Excel).
Event Coordinator09/2011 to 05/2012Plan Create PartyDowney, CA
Assisted and coordinated over 25 corporate promotional events which consisted of composing a list of vendors, obtaining different venue options, and negotiating final contracts for the project.
Developed proposals and presentations for possible clients ranging from promotional to advertising displays and managed key social media accounts for 3 corporate clients.
Obtained over 5 corporate sponsorships for our event and maintained a professional relationship to ensure future sponsorship and collaboration.
Product Development Intern05/2011 to 08/2011Steve Martino & Associates ShowroomLos Angeles, CA
Created a sample database that contained 1,500+ design developments Assisted sales meetings between sales associates and corporate buyers Identified sales prospects resulting in long-term profitable relationships Collaborated with sales team to develop trend boards and identify buyer's needs Processed merchandise orders, organized logistics, and followed-up with clients to ensure products have been received.
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration MarketingJune 2013California State University of Long BeachLong Beach, CAGPA: GPA: 3.7Business Administration Marketing GPA: 3.7