Associate Merchant resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Associate Merchant specializing in product development, vendor relations, and assortment planning with for the $45 million male accessories product category, including the core buckets of footwear, belts, and male jewelry. Results-driven and focused on protecting quality at all times in order to increase margins and perceived value of product.

  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Systems proficient
  • MS Office proficient
  • Extensive knowledge of target customers
  • Highly Organized
  • Trend focused
  • Problem solver
07/2012 to Associate Merchant Adorama | Salt Lake City, UT,

Male Accessories

  • Coordinated price, merchandising, and promotional strategies for the core buckets within the $45 million male accessories business.
  • Assisted Merchant and Planner with pre-season and in-season assortment and category planning for all male accessories buckets.
  • Managed and developed a direct report on the $10 million male jewelry product category.
  • Researched current and past business performance to analyze the male belt business, resulting in an expanded assortment for Fall 2013 with planned sales up 40% to LY.
  • Developed and delivered the Spring 2013 flip flop assortment which has resulted in a cross-branded sales increase of 85% over LY.
  • Assisted in development of new male accessories buckets, including bags and tech accessories planned to set Fall 2013.
05/2011 to 07/2012 Assistant Merchant Academy Sports & Outdoors, Inc. | Middletown (E. Louisville), KY,

Male Accessories

  • Effectively developed cross-branded products for the $30 million male belt and footwear business.
  • Participated in monthly competitive shopping trips and compiled reports.
  • Managed vendor relations and day-to-day production with five vendors, seven factories, and four distinct product subcategories.
  • Promoted to Associate Merchant at first eligibility.
04/2010 to 07/2011 Field Management Intern Sears Holdings Corporation | City, STATE,


  • Coordinated Apparel Fixture Recharge initiative, leading to successful completion ahead of schedule and a twenty-five percent increase in apparel sales.
  • Completed operational analysis of current processes leading to specific suggestions aimed at lowering on-hand inventory while increasing sales and employee productivity.
  • Conducted competitive analysis of the fine jewelry and fashion accessories business unit as compared to key competitors, outlining key differentiating features and strategies to retain and increase market share at the store and corporate level.
Expected in 2011 Bachelor of Science | Business Administration Boston University, Boston, MA GPA:
  • Dual Concentration in Operations & Technology Management and Marketing
  • Dean's list - Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011

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School Attended

  • Boston University

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  • Associate Merchant
  • Assistant Merchant
  • Field Management Intern


  • Bachelor of Science

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