Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Results-driven professional with interests in collaborating with others and recommending solutions to problems. A focused Associate Buyer promoting exemplary talents in assessing current trends and helping organizations remain competitive.

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Organization and Time management
  • Product procurement
  • Vendor relationships & negotiation
  • Buying trends
  • Competitor analysis
  • Trend assessment
  • Retail Math
  • Microsoft Excel - including Vlookup, Pivot tables
  • G-Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe
  • Photoshop
  • Workfront
  • JIRA
  • DeSL
  • Bamboo Rose
  • NuOrder
Work History
01/2020 to Current Associate Buyer Aldi | Aurora, IL,
  • Associate Buyer for Non-Apparel, overseeing and managing accessories, intimates, sleepwear, hosiery, and home, representing $13 million or 15% of total company revenue
  • Manage, train, and supervise team of 2 - one senior assistant buyer and one assistant buyer
  • From 2020-2021, grew Intimates & Sleepwear category sales by 50%
  • Extensive product development experience - personally developing 65% of assortment from initial creative concept to product launch
  • Developed best-selling bag program, Camp Director, which is +40% to LY in product sales year to date.
  • Collaborate with planners to maximize sales and maintain inventory by managing open-to-buy, promotion and markdown cadence, and implementing strategies in response to category performance.
  • Develop assortment plan that aligns with financial expectations, including IMU, gross margin $ and %, AUC and AUR.
  • Manage in-season business by analyzing sales trends to identify reorder opportunities and category growth opportunities while ensuring consistency with financial and merchandising strategies, and identifying go-forward risk areas.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional partners, like marketing and logistics, on product placement and deliveries.
  • Maintained timely product deliveries by effectively communicating with vendors, merchants and distribution center.
  • Negotiated pricing for materials and supplies from vendors to secure best value.
  • Communicated with suppliers to negotiate best pricing on apparel and accessories.
  • Sourced new vendors in effort to boost range of products offered while reducing costs through strategic contract negotiations.
  • Placed orders for merchandise consistent with quality, quantity and other specification requirements.
  • Monitored and analyzed sales records, trends or economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine suitable type and quantity of company inventory items.
01/2019 to 01/2020 Wholesale Merchandising Specialist Walmart Dba ModCloth | City, STATE,
  • Supported Wholesale Director in managing key wholesale accounts and supported company objectives to enable growth and profitability for the wholesale division.
  • Key Wholesale Accounts: Nordstrom, URBN Nuuly, Haverdash, Hankyu Japan.
  • Oversaw account management, sales and inventory reporting, bricks-and-mortar retail planning and reporting, and eComm inventory
  • Anticipated consumer buying patterns to create purchase and inventory plan.
  • Merchandised new stock to appeal to customers, grab attention and drive sales.
  • Led merchandise selection, pricing, planning and marketing.
  • Tracked and recapped key item performance.
01/2017 to 01/2019 Senior EComm Stylist & Brand Ambassador ModCloth Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Senior ModStylist & Brand Ambassador responsible for managing, training, and supervising team of 3 stylists
  • Successful in implementing new strategies and applications, such as 1:1 video styling appointments, to drive sales and optimize customer experience.
  • Promoted products and services on social media platforms to increase reach, engage with potential clients and showcase service portfolio.
  • Prepared all items for photo shoots by removing tags, buffing surfaces and arranging layouts.
  • Attended social and networking events to engage in prospecting activities and grow personal book of business.
  • Designed stylist sales initiatives to enhance sales performance, recognize team member achievements and increase revenues.
  • Hosted stylist training sessions to advance product knowledge and boost sales and conversion skills.
  • Played key role in stylist team recruitment, hiring and training activities to improve overall team effectiveness.
  • Conducted showroom and private client appointments to assist with clothing selection and ordering processes.
  • Created memorable customer experiences by including special services such as 1:1 styling sessions and personal shopping.
08/2014 to 01/2017 EComm Stylist ModCloth Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Provided exemplary customer service via complimentary 1:1 omni-channel fashion styling service, "The ModStylists".
  • Offered highly skilled and diverse styling services to over 100 daily customers via email, phone, and LiveChat
  • Worked cross-functionally with key business partners in merchandising, marketing, and analytics, to cull customer feedback and provide actionable recommendations for product assortments and site assets
  • Promoted products and services on social media platforms to increase reach, engage with potential clients and showcase service portfolio.
  • Represented ModCloth as a brand ambassador at conferences, trade shows, and on social outreach channels.
Expected in 06/2012 Bachelor of Arts | History of Art & Visual Culture University Of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA GPA:
Expected in 06/2012 Minor | Economics University Of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA GPA:

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